I trust all our readers are safe and healthy during these troubled times. COVID-19 has thrown the industry and South Africa into turmoil over the past few months. Some companies may not make it through this difficult period and the ones that do will come out looking very different.
Unfortunately many companies may not be in a position to trade or sustain income. Therefore many employees may be directly affected. Details for income relief for businesses, UIF and other government initiatives were circulated by Cost Time Resources. If you did not receive details of these funds and instructions on how to achieve these relief benefits, please contact the SA Fluid Power Association. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to restrictions regarding social gatherings, the committee has not been in a position to meet since February and all current projects have been put on hold. With the easing of restrictions from June onwards and the possibility of industry returning to a new normal on a slow recovery, the SAFPA council needs to decide on the way forward, as the scheduled AGM date has passed. Therefore the existing council is continuing to act in the interim until an election and AGM can take place.
The next council meeting may take place via an online platform to confirm the way forward regarding the interim council and a date may be set for the AGM. The review of the ‘Guide to pressure equipment in the fluid power industry’ can be discussed and formalised for print media and then distributed once the backlog of print has been completed. This will then be distributed at the AGM.
In order to assist companies during these difficult times, the council has requested that half of the subsidies will either be refunded or credited to the various members. The logistics and financial mechanism must still be discussed at a council meeting, but the members will be informed in due course.
From the President’s desk First Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
For this issue, Motion Control interviewed SAFPA’s new president, Michael Abbot, to get to know him a bit more and find out about his plans for SAFPA.
Michael says that he was interested in mechanics ...
Read more...From the President’s desk Fourth Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
I trust all the readers are safe and healthy.
It is with a heavy heart that I spread the word of two prominent members of the fluid power industry who have passed on over the past couple of months. ...
Read more...SAFPA virtual meeting Fourth Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA recently held its first virtual technical meeting, which was a great success. It was presented by Colin Hood who gave an overview of SAFPA’s new hydraulic assembly skills and hose safety course, ...
Read more...New SAFPA committee Fourth Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The new SAFPA committee is as follows:
Michael Abbot, CT Hydraulics (president); Manny Vieira, SMC Corporation (vice president); Russell Gill, Engineering & Hydraulics Services; Ryno Landman, BMG ...
Read more...From the President’s desk Third Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Good Day, I trust all the readers are safe and healthy during these troubled times. Hopefully, there is a light appearing at the end of what seems to be the long dark tunnel that is Covid-19 – and the ...
Read more...SAFPA goes virtual Third Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA now has a new managing agent, VdW & Co. Motion Control’s editor caught up – virtually − with account executive, Cynthia Badenhorst to find out more about its plans for SAFPA. VdW & Co is an association ...
Read more...From the President’s desk First Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
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 ...
Read more...SAFPA revamps hydraulic hose safety course First Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
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 ...