January is traditionally a time for equipment maintenance, cleaning and pat testing. So a very pleasant distraction recently was a trip to the Robe factories in the Czech Republic.
The facilities are extremely impressive and it was great to see how the operation works. Robe manufacture everything in-house, from PCB's to metalwork to extrusion and the attention to detail shows everywhere. We also witnessed a superb lighting demonstration in the factory theatre and the wish list is filling up.
Very fortunately, Robe also have a mountain top hotel and the hospitality was superb.