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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
2019 is here! I hope you had a relaxing and safe festive break and are in the thick of things like me, it seems like the holidays were too short and far too long ago. I trust 2019 will be a prosperous ...

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SAFPA technical evening
4th Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the recent SAFPA technical evening, Wesley Beukes from Hydac gave an interesting presentation on electrostatic buildup and discharge in hydraulic systems and the causes, consequences and measurement ...

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From the President’s desk
4th Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
I recently had the privilege of attending the Hydac sales conference in Saarbrucken Germany – an eye opener in terms of a new directive in the fluid technology world.

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SAFPA at Electra Mining
4th Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA once again exhibited at Electra Mining Africa. Although it was slightly quieter than previous years, the exhibition was outstanding, offering a wide variety of products and stands, and the administration ...

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Training offered by SAFPA member companies
4th Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
  

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SAFPA Golf Day
3rd Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At SAFPA’s annual Golf Day, held on Wednesday 16 May, there was a fantastic turnout of 25 teams. In spite of a light drizzle, the players were in good spirits and the day was a huge success. The winning ...

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From the President’s desk
3rd Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
For this issue, Motion Control interviewed SAFPA’s new president, Dustin Pereira, to get to know him a bit more and find out about his plans for SAFPA.    Dustin graduated with honours from RAU (now UJ) ...

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SAFPA AGM 2018
3rd Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the recent SAFPA AGM, the keynote speaker was Bosch Rexroth regional president for Africa, Lucas Wintjes. He gave a fascinating account of the design and working of the hydraulic equipment on the world’s ...

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From the President’s desk
2nd Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The SAFPA committee once again experienced a busy period during the last quarter, particularly in the field of education.       Economy Continuing with the theme of the economy reported on during the first ...

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SAFPA technical evening
2nd Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent SAFPA technical evening Walter Zimmerman gave an interesting and detailed presentation on his recently published book, Introduction to Hydraulics.    This training manual is suited to the ...

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SAFPA technical evening
1st Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At October’s technical meeting, Hytec’s group training manager, Allen Van Gent spoke about the latest developments regarding the past, present and future of the National Qualification: Mechanical Engineering; ...

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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The SAFPA committee experienced a busy period during the last quarter, particularly in the field of education. This area is subject to large amounts of red tape and we find that we spend a considerable ...

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SAFPA soccer tournament
1st Quarter 2018, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The recent SAFPA soccer tournament was a great success. There were 22 teams, all showing great enthusiasm and sportsmanship.    Well done to the winners, Parker Hannifin. The runners up were Hansa-Flex ...

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Clean up or pay up
4th Quarter 2017
Times have changed in the hydraulics industry. No longer can a used hydraulic hose be dumped in a skip and sent off with the general waste. Motion Control’s editor spent some time with business development ...

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SAFPA cycle race
4th Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA’s annual cycle race was held on Friday 15th September at Avianto and was a huge success. Hydra-Spes was the winning team, with SMC Pneumatics second and Turnkey Hydraulics third. Congratulations ...

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From the President’s desk
4th Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Over the past three months the Council has once again spent many hours in discussions on education and the new hose safety training material. These two points are key focus areas for SAFPA.          Education...

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