TOP users and suppliers of industrial controls equipment are preparing to  converge on  Industrial Automation and Control (IAC) works in Newport this May.

Included among the big hitters due to be attending and exhibiting at the IAC Ltd.) Open Days are Siemens, ABB, Sick (UK), Wittenstein, Mersen, IFM Electronic,  Pilz,  Underwoods, ABB Low Voltage, DP Fabrications, Eldon, Parmley Graham and Cembre.

Customers at previous events have included Tata Steel, Welsh Water, Eastman, Evoqua Water Technologies, Mabey Bridge, Catalent Pharma Solutions and Siemens Metals Technologies.     

The free to attend event, at IAC’s headquarters in Queensway Meadows, Newport, is on Tuesday May 10 and Wednesday 11.

The supplier’s exhibition will feature more than thirty displays of equipment including variable speed drives, motors, sensors, programmable controllers, communications, motion control and machine safety

Attendees will also have the opportunity to talk with the IAC team from their South African Division, Tiprow Controls. 

Event organiser Kath Lewis, of IAC Ltd., said: “The two days will provide educational seminars, display exciting new technologies, provide product demonstrations and hands on workshops. Those attending will be able to see the equipment in real world applications and try their hand at a number of software and practical demonstrations.

Kath said: “The foremost companies working in the fields of metals, bulk materials handling, paper, defence, nuclear, chemicals, oil and gas and water will be represented at the leading two yearly event.

“We hold this open day event every two years and this one looks as though it may well be the biggest and best to date. The event is South Wales’ only control systems exhibition. The two day open day offers exhibitors and attendees an unrivalled platform to meet and do business with engineers, managers and key decision makers not just from the region but much further afield.”

Celebrating its 11th anniversary the event has proved to be successful at precisely targeting end users. IAC, now in its 27th year, has been hosting this event since 2004.

Kath said the aim is to provide a platform for various businesses to demonstrate their capabilities and products as a focus for customers, buyers and engineers.

The two day event, which includes a dinner on the first evening, will showcase the experience and expertise of IAC which is recognised as one of the United Kingdom’s leading systems integrators. In addition attendees and exhibitors will be able to see the latest offerings from the World’s major equipment suppliers and learn about the latest developments in engineering and technology

Entry to the exhibition is free with catering provided although pre registration is essential. Register by visiting www.iac-ltd.co.uk/openday or call 01633 293000