Four Dubai Men’s College Engineering students represented the UAE in the 39th International World Skills competition held in Shizuoka, Japan last month.
In the internationally acclaimed biennial skills competition, young professionals compete in more than 45 skills categories across the industrial trades and service sectors.
This year, more than 47 member regions tested themselves against tough international standards, with more than 800 competitors completing very specific tasks spanning over 22 hours of work.
Faisal Abdulaziz Mohamed, Atiq Al Janahi, Mohammad Al Shamsi and Saud Arjomand competed successfully in two skills areas, representing the UAE in the Mobile Robotics and Mechatronics areas.
The Mobile Robotics team faced challengers from across ten leading countries such as Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. Their design and installation of ‘Robotino’ demonstrated use of electrical drive technology, sensors, control technology, image processing and programming techniques.
The Mechatronics team was tested in their design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of software-driven and electronic controlled equipment using a FESTO Modular Production System.
At the end of the examination, and competing against twenty six countries, the DMC team had successfully built, tested and commissioned a complete production line comprising a robot, sorting, turn-over and measuring stations. In such a design Siemens S7-200 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Ladder programs were utilized.