Rockwell Automation will be hosting its biennial Automation University event in Cape Town from 12 – 13 May 2009. The event is being hosted at the Southern Sun Newlands and also incorporates a student day on 14 May.

According to Jeff Sandison, Marketing Communications Manager, Rockwell Automation, the event continues to provide the ideal platform for role players in the automation industry to network, learn about trends and gain insight into the latest developments.

“Automation University is always fresh and topical, bringing together the people and the products, the tools and the technologies to help role players understand how they can best meet business and manufacturing requirements.”

Rockwell Automation, Encompass Partner Endress+Hauser, and CISCO will be exhibiting various solutions, with Rockwell Automation presenting a series of hands-on labs throughout the two days.

The main focus of the event is on manufacturing convergence, safety, intelligent motor control (IMC) and software.

“We’re expecting a good turnout with between 250 and 300 people, and anticipate a successful, highly relevant few days based on the success of our previous events,” concludes Sandison.

To register online please visit www.rockwellautomation.co.za

Or for more information, please contact Michelle Heydenrich on 011 654 9700 or via e-mail: mcheydenrich@ra.rockwell.com.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses.  The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation that include Allen-Bradley® controls and services and Rockwell Software® factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisc., the company employs about 20,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

Enquiries: Jeff Sandison
Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: (011) 654 97 00
Fax: (011) 654 97 06
Email: jksandison@ra.rockwell.com
From: CubicICE (Pty) Ltd
Submitted: Claire Young
Compiled: Susan Richter
Tel: (011) 705 2545
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