Visitors from near and far fly in for Surat Basin Expo
Dialight ILs Australia national Oil and Gas Hazardous Lighting manager Phil Compson from Western Australia is among the exhibitors poised for day one of the two-day Surat Basin Expo at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.
Dialight ILs is among the 90-plus exhibitors, showcasing the latest in new technology, engineering and environmental services, software and communications, safety and training, mining and drilling, surveying and hire services.
The company, a world leader in applied LED technology for industrial, commercial and hazardous areas and no.1 in traffic lights, pioneered LED lighting in 1971.
With three retailers in Toowoomba – Haymans Electrical, MM Electrical and Rexel – the company has stocks valued between $30,000 and $100,000 in the city.
State manager Jim Atkins says Dialight ILs has had a standalone site for the past three years and it allows them to catch up with existing customers including Easternwell, Savanna Energy, Toowoomba Regional Council and Millmerran Power.
“While we specialize in safety lighting at oil and gas sites, the Expo opens up new opportunities,” he said.
The show stopper for Australian Events managing director Bob Carroll yesterday was the arrival of the Force One Dry-Vac truck driverless!
Force One Australia Technical Adviser Spiros Xypolitos remotely escorted the $1m German import, which he deems as revolutionary as the introduction of the car to a society with horse and cart, onto its site at the showgrounds.
Mr Carroll said “The truck truly epitomizes what the expo is about – clever, innovational demonstrating new ways of going about business that will excite people.”
The Dry-Vac truck excavates using air instead of water and can have up to 16 times the suction power of the standard wet-vac trucks in Australia.
Force One Australia’s UK-based managing director Patrick Burke and Australian managing director Stella Kindos have flown into the city to be on site.
Also to be launched at the expo is the remote control emergency Stop-It system that can be fitted to anything mechanical from a jet ski to a 800-tonne face shovel.
Queensland inventor Mike Thompson, who has won Veolia Queensland Safety Award for his device, will be on the Eco-Tec System’s site.
Entry to the Expo is $10 unless you have pre-registered online.
For further details freecall 1800 671 588 or go to the event website www.suratbasinexpo.com.au