Punch Powertrain team from Clermont-Ferrand, France participated in Golden Tech 2023 in Lyon, France and won in the “Motion Control” category.
Golden Tech is a competition of industrial excellence which honors the most successful companies in the technological field. Companies can compete and a ranking is established according to the performance during the event in various categories. Punch Powertrain participated in the “Motion Control “competition, in which only 8 companies were shortlisted to compete.
Punch Powertrain was represented by a team of experts in electric propulsion systems: Ludovic Fernandes (Methods), Herve Laroche (Global Cluster Leader E-drive Production Production Process, Benjamin Benoit (PD&I IT programmer), Clément Floury (PD&I Mechanical engineer) and Guilhem Paul (PD&I IT programmer). During the competition Benjamin Benoit was tasked with realizing assembly program of a hydrogen battery within 2 hours, using the Beckhoff Xplanar conveyor, based on magnetic levitation technology . Punch Powertrain delivered the most optimized program, well within the time limit, and gained bonus points to rank 1st among the participants.
This achievement demonstrates great capability of our Process Development & Industrialization team in industry 4.0 and strengthened our bonds with Beckhoff as a key partner for new Automation Technology.
Punch Powertrain is committed to progressing towards Industry 4.0, by researching new technologies applied to processes. The result of this competition shows the drive and capacity of the team to be at the forefront of industry developments