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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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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and a prosperous 2016. In the last four months SAFPA has made significant progress towards the development of a fluid power qualification. JFA² Technical ...

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SAFPA sport
1st Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA was in action at the end of last year with a number of sporting events.    The SAFPA Soccer Tournament went exceptionally well and was enjoyed by all. Congratulations to BMG Hydraulics who won for ...

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SAFPA Dinner Dance 2015
4th Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
The 2015 SAFPA Dinner Dance was a great success. It was held once again at the Bryanston Country Club and there was an excellent turnout. Guests were entertained by the talented one man band, Wez Mayo ...

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Good news for SAFPA fluid power qualification
4th Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), News & events
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 qualification database. The majority ...

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From the President's desk
4th Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   Yet another year is coming to an end and it has been one of considerable challenges.    SAFPA has this year undertaken some significant educational initiatives which have been well received throughout ...

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SAFPA Golf Day
4th Quarter 2015
   SAFPA held another highly successful golf day on 2 September. The winning team was Festo (Andre Lombard, Deon Venter, Warren Harvard and Nico Landman).    Second was Rand Building Hydraulics (Johan ...

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From the President’s desk
3rd Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), News & events
   This might be the shortest president’s letter ever published as the topic I am touching on has been well covered in this issue.     SAFPA has made significant strides in the development of a nationally ...

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SAFPA AGM 2015
3rd Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), News & events
At the SAFPA AGM held on 21 May, Brett Wallace, managing director of Festo South Africa, gave a fascinating presentation on Festo’s Bionic Learning Network. Inspired by nature, Festo has developed a ...

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From the President’s desk
2nd Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
I have just returned from a trip to Europe, of which four days were spent at Hannover Messe, one of the largest industrial trade fairs in the world. I had heard and read about this show long before ...

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SAFPA technical evenings
2nd Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent technical meeting, SAFPA president Eugene Tondolo gave a presentation on the Sun Hydraulics manifold design program, Sun QuickDesign. This is a free, web-based, automated tool that creates ...

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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Happy new year to all! I trust that all our readers had a happy festive season and are ready to tackle the challenges of 2015.  One of the most important attributes in life is a sound ethical ethos. A prerequisite ...

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