Showing how it’s done
Well known to the South African process analyser systems industry for almost a quarter of a century, Rand Instruments Africa is a diverse, professional company. In addition to its core business of engineering, design, manufacture, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of process and environmental analyser systems for the measurement of liquids and gases, the company is involved in various other fields. These include the engineering, design and manufacture of occupational health and primary healthcare mobile units, as well as electrical and instrumentation construction.
With its head office and 2 500 m2 manufacturing facility located in Springs, Gauteng, the company adheres to stringent South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards and has a five-star accreditation from IRCA for ISO 18000, ISO 14000 and ISO 9000:2010. No stone is left unturned in its research and development, and major emphasis is placed on design as a primary management activity.
“We start off by arranging a meeting with our engineering team to discuss the development of a new product and create a Management of Change (MOC) in our Integrated Management System (IMS),” explains managing director Paul van Heerden. “We then give an instruction to our computer-aided design department to do the drawings based on the discussions at the research and development meeting. After approval we commence with the manufacture of a prototype. Once the prototype is evaluated and found to be to our satisfaction we give final approval for the product to be manufactured.”
Rand Instruments also offers full maintenance, equipment calibration, commissioning and training services. Among others, major clients include the likes of Mittal Steel, Eskom, Sappi, Sasol and Siemens. This humble South African operation has also proven its mettle on projects in Australia and Middle Eastern countries of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.