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Second Quarter 2020 News & events

The Fluid Power Institute of South Africa was officially established at the University of the Witwatersrand on November 17 1982, when the organisation held its first general meeting. At the meeting the first council of the Institute was elected. The members are pictured above from left to right: (back row) G Kuhl of SA Pneumatic; H Heiss of Hytec SA; Dr D Wymer of the Chamber of Mines; D Mullen of Power Systems International; L Sim of Reunert and Lenz; and W Zimmerman of Fluid Power Training Consultants; (front row) M Eva of Compressor Valves; K Auf der Heyde of Festo; R Hancox of Power Systems International; J Bradford of Schrader Bellows; B Roode of Reunert and Lenz; and Prof Roy Marcus, head of the school of mechanical engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. N Simpson of Axiom Hydraulics was absent when the picture was taken.


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