I trust all the readers had a pleasant festive season and managed to recharge for 2020, I hope this year will be a prosperous one for you.
The SAFPA subcommittee chaired by Chris Arbour has delivered a draft version of the ‘Guide to pressure equipment in the fluid power industry’ which has been presented to the fluid power committee for review and comment. The pressure vessel legislation pertaining to the OHSACT, Mine Health and Safety Act, and Merchant Shipping Act is overviewed, showing its impact on the following fluid power products: accumulators, hydraulic piping, hydraulic cylinders, pneumatic cylinders, air receivers and manifold blocks.
Once the draft version of the ‘Guide to pressure equipment in the fluid power industry’ has been reviewed and edited by the SAFPA committee and a discussion of the changes by the Pressure Vessel Sub committee has been held, the draft will be released to the fluid power industry, and any further comments will be tabled for a later revision, so watch this space.
Regarding the Hose Safety Training course, an external resource has been contracted to update the training material based on the British Fluid Power Association and edited to South African/Metric specifications. This will extend the offering of the training course to a multiple day requirement and offer the learner an extended portfolio of information. The new course dates and venue will be rolled out during the course of 2020.
SAFPA revamps hydraulic hose safety course First Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), Cost Time Resource (CTR)
SAFPA has for many years run a hose safety course providing an introduction to hydraulic hose connectors and the safe assembly of these components. It is aimed at OEM artisans, foremen, supervisors, managers ...
Read more...From the President's desk Fourth Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
As we enter the last quarter of the year, I can almost already see all the Christmas decorations and hear the ever-cheery sound of carols at the shopping mall. I hope the year has been ...
Read more...Technical Evening Fourth Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
A recent SAFPA technical evening had a different format when the chairman of SAFPA’s Pressure Vessels Sub-Committee, Chris Arbour held a briefing session to get stakeholders involved. The goal is to assemble ...
Read more...SAFPA Cycle Race Fourth Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The very successful SAFPA Cycle Race was held on Friday 23rd August. First place went to the BMG team, and second place to Bosch Rexroth. Congratulations to all the participants.
Read more...SAFPA Technical Evening Fourth Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent SAFPA technical meeting, Daniel Cattell and Matteo Michelin from SAI Motors gave a presentation on SAI’s unique electronically controlled, variable displacement radial piston motor.
Read more...From the President’s desk Third Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
I’m back to serve another term as the SAFPA president, thank you to the council for electing me to stay on for another year, I am honoured.
Unfortunately, SAFPA will not be running the industry survey ...
Read more...SAFPA AGM 2019 Third Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the recent SAFPA AGM held at Jeppe Quandam Bowls club the keynote speaker was Russel Schwulst from Festo. He gave a presentation comparing pneumatic and electric automation on municipal water and wastewater ...
Read more...From the President’s desk 2nd Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
As my last President’s letter over the year I have served, I would like to thank the council and the industry for the support over this term, it has been a privilege to sit as the council President and ...
Read more...SAFPA technical evening 2nd Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent SAFPA technical evening, Ben Janse van Rensburg from the Tshwane University of Technology gave a presentation on SAFPA’s 2018 market survey of the hydraulics and pneumatics industry, which ...