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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SAFPA: From the President's desk
3rd Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   Education and training    We continue with the same theme as in the second quarter edition of Motion Control, where a large proportion of SAFPA’s efforts was focused on the fields of education and training. ...

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SAFPA AGM 2017
3rd Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the SAFPA AGM held on 18th May, Grant Stander from Gauteng Environmental Management gave a talk on the disposal of hydraulic hoses. Manny Vieira (SMC Pneumatics) also gave an update on SAFPA’s progress ...

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From the President’s desk: SAFPA reaches out with new qualifications
2nd Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), Editor's Choice
SAFPA’s training initiative to develop properly accredited fluid power qualifications for the industry has made significant progress. Motion Control’s editor recently paid a visit to the training service ...

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SAFPA technical evenings
2nd Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent technical meeting, Dr Terry Stidworthy from the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) gave a presentation on the role of ECSA, the benefits of becoming a member, and the registration ...

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