Instrumentation in rustenburg
Thursday the 27 January 2000 started with a deluge of rain that threatened to wash Johannesburg and Rustenburg off the map. This was the day we had chosen for the Rustenburg Control Roadshow.
Setting up the show was a bit of a damp affair, however the venue this year was the City Hall in Rustenburg. The hall is part of the new modern Civic Centre complex, and probably the most suitable venue we have available on our annual tour of the country.
By 12h00 noon the worst of the rain had subsided and the show opened doors to visitors from this dominant mining community. Platinum is obviously the driving force behind this macro economy, however many of the supporting industries were well represented amongst the visitors to the Control Roadshow on the 27th. Some visitors travelled from as far as Brits and Slurry (180 km) to Rustenburg to visit the show.
With the wide cross section of products that were on display by almost 40 exhibitors, this show clearly was representative of the Instrumentation Industry in South Africa. This year in Rustenburg the following companies were represented:
ABB, AC/DC Dynamics, Adroit, AMS Processing, Anglo Allied, Ascoreg, Atlas Industrial, Automation Techniques, Autotech Weighing, Bentley & Nevada, Biman Fluid, Burkert, Danfoss, Despro Technologies, Endress + Hauser, Futuristix, Honeywell, IAC, Instrotech, KAB Instruments, Krohne, Kübler Africa, Laser M, Loadtech, Measurtronics, N&Z, Optical Fibre Systems, Ramsay, Route Industrial, Shorrock Automation, Sperosens, Temperature Controls, Tracerco, Trolex, VEGA Instruments, Westplex, Xycom, Yelland, Yokogawa.
The PENMAC Roadshow programme will continue in April 2000, after Electrex 2000, with the next show being in Witbank. The show will be held on the 13 April and not the 20th as previously advertised, and will be in the Witbank City Hall this year.
The remainder on the year schedule is as follows:
13th April 2000 Witbank
1st June 2000 Phalaborwa
27th July 2000 Secunda
21st September 2000 Vaal Triangle
23rd November 2000 Carltonville
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