Automation is the control of machines and processes by independent systems through the use of various technologies.
This is a practical competition that will test your logic, design and fault finding skills related to automation in a challenging but enjoyable environment with a view to develop your automation skills further.
To complete the tasks, competitors are expected to apply their theoretical knowledge of fundamental principles of, automation, basic pneumatic and electro-pneumatic technologies and PLC technologies. The skills that are tested include:
Full list of core competencies can be found in the Technical Handbook within the useful resources section.
Competitors who have taken part in the Automation competition are encouraged to consider taking part in Mechatronics or Industry 4.0 competitions in subsequent years, with a view to progress their skills set further and also benefit from having access to international competitions.
Attention to detail
Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023
The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)
Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online
Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced
Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals
The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals