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SAFPA: From the President’s desk
Fourth Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
I’m pretty sure the industry is relieved that the Covid debacle is just about over and that the national metal industry wage strike has eventually been concluded. These have severely affected the entire ...

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SAFPA: Technical talk
Fourth Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent SAFPA technical webinar, Izak Lombaard, project engineer at Hydac Technology, gave an interesting talk on IIoT. He took participants through the various industrial revolutions and the four ...

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SAFPA: Technical webinar
Fourth Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At SAFPA’s recent virtual technical meeting, Paulo Gama, CEO of UniSource Software Services, gave another interesting talk on trends in the manufacturing industry. He described the role of enterprise ...

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SAFPA: From the President’s desk
Third Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Welcome to all. During these strange and trying times we currently live in, life has to carry on − but with a difference. SAFPA recently concluded its very first ‘on-line AGM’ and with the responses ...

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SAFPA: Meet your SAFPA Council members
Third Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Sadly we can’t meet in person, but here are the members of Michael Abbot’s SAFPA Council.         

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SAFPA Technical Evening
Second Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At SAFPA’s most recent virtual technical meeting, Hannes Otto, Didactic training and consulting manager at Festo South Africa, gave an interesting talk on ‘Air Preparation for Automation – the Lungs ...

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From the President’s desk
Second Quarter 2021, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
In the last quarter SAFPA has had a number of projects on the go. One has been the revamping and updating of the SAFPA website to give it a new look and feel. SAFPA’s Pressure Vessel sub-committee ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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From the President’s desk
Second Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Good Day, 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 ...

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From the President’s desk
First Quarter 2020, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Greetings, 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 ...

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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 ...

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From the President's desk
Fourth Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Greetings, 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 ...

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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 ...

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SAFPA Annual Golf Day 2019
Fourth Quarter 2019, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
     

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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.                  

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