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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), 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 ...

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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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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. They ...

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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 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
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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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
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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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 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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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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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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