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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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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Economy    In recent discussions with SAFPA member companies, mention was made of a slight uplift in the outlook for 2017. The last quarter of 2016 experienced an increase in business activity. Economic ...

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SAFPA soccer and cycling
1st Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA held a number of highly successful sporting events at the end of last year. In addition to the Golf Day, the annual Cycle Race attracted an excellent turnout of 14 enthusiastic teams. The winning ...

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SAFPA technical evening
1st Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent packed SAFPA technical meeting, the issues and concerns relating to the latest SANS 347 guidelines regarding pressure vessels and the classification of accumulators as pressure vessel accessories ...

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From the President’s desk
4th Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Economy It is well documented that the state of the South African economy is a source of grave concern to most of the SAFPA membership this year. Indications are that most members have experienced a ...

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SAFPA Golf Day
4th Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The annual SAFPA Golf Day was held on Wednesday, 7 September at the Benoni Country Club. The competition took the form of a four-ball stableford alliance, with prizes for nearest the pin on the 8th, 2 ...

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From the President’s desk
3rd Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
For this issue of Motion Control, we interviewed SAFPA’s new president, Manny Vieira, to get to know him a bit and find out about his plans for SAFPA.          Vast experience Manny is no stranger to fluid ...

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SAFPA technical evening
3rd Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent SAFPA technical evening, Hendrik Human, senior application engineer at Eaton, gave a presentation on technology and innovation in hydraulics.      

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SAFPA AGM 2016
3rd Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the 2016 SAFPA AGM, vice president Walter Zimmerman gave a presentation to update members on the success being achieved in the SAFPA training initiative.    Manny Vieira (SMC Pneumatics) is president ...

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From the President’s desk
2nd Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA training initiative    On 23 June 2015, SAFPA held an Open Day where members present were requested to vote on the continued roll-out of the fluid power qualification as captured on the Merseta ...

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