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SAFPA technical evening
1st Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   At SAFPA’s latest technical evening Klaus Marggraff, system sales manager at Hytec, gave a very interesting talk on his experiences on Hytec’s sluice gate and power intake upgrade project in Sudan. ...

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SAFPA technical evening
1st Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   At a recent SAFPA technical evening, Melanie Malema from Sparrow FET College gave a thought-provoking talk on the future of the SETAs and the Government’s proposed education process for apprenticeship ...

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SAFPA cycle competition
1st Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA’s annual cycling team competition was held on Friday, 24 October, 2014. The total race distance was ±40 km, made up of 4 laps of ±10 km per lap. Seen here are the members of Honingcraft’s winning ...

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From the President’s desk
4th Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
This is the final president’s letter of 2014 and the final issue of Motion Control for the year – yes this year is all but over. We are left looking back at what we as the fluid power industry have ...

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SAFPA technical evening
4th Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the September technical evening Struan Orlik, a specialty chemical manufacturer from the metal treatment industry, gave an interesting talk on the latest industrial coatings for the hydraulic and ...

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SAFPA technical evening
4th Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   At a recent SAFPA technical evening, Albert Epprecht from Alba Hydraulics gave a presentation and demonstration of hydraulic quick couplers from Stucchi.      

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SAFPA Dinner & Golf Day
4th Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
  

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From the President’s desk
3rd Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
For this issue, Motion Control interviewed SAFPA’s new president, Eugene Tondolo to get to know him a bit more and find out about his plans for SAFPA. Eugene has been with Axiom Hydraulics for the ...

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SAFPA AGM 2014
3rd Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At the SAFPA AGM held on 22nd May, Belinda Goddard, head of business development at the Da Vinci Institute, gave an overview of the institute as well as some insight into the proposed business management ...

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From the President’s desk
2nd Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
As they say, time flies, it is not long until the SAFPA AGM on the 22nd of May. Reflecting on the past year, through our council’s endeavour, we succeeded in increasing our membership. New council members ...

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SAFPA technical evening
2nd Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At a recent SAFPA technical evening Dave Sleep, Hytec Engineering’s product support manager, gave a talk on the manufacture and repair of hydraulic cylinders. His presentation focused on cylinder failures, ...

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From the President’s desk
1st Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
Wishing you all a prosperous year ahead. The new year has brought some changes at SAFPA as we bid farewell to our president Norman Hall, who has moved to the Cape to a new challenge and a new industry. ...

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SAFPA technical evening
1st Quarter 2014, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
At SAFPA’s technical evening last November, Adrian Buddingh, MD of Pneumax, talked about the Pneudrive Challenge. With the 2013 theme being Greener Mining, this design competition for students is jointly ...

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SAFPA: President’s letter
4th Quarter 2013, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   We recently had our SAFPA cycle race which brought out a very competitive instinct in many people. It was a great day out with many people bringing their families along. Next year we hope to see a ...

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SAFPA at Bauma Africa
4th Quarter 2013, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   Following SAFPA’s successful exhibit at Electra Mining 2012, Bauma Africa presented another marketing opportunity. Seen here are members of the SAFPA executive committee manning the SAFPA stand.    ...

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SAFPA technical evening
4th Quarter 2013, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   At the September technical evening Willem de Beer, co-owner of SA Explosion Prevention, gave a talk on explosion prevention in mines and on surface. Willem is a specialist test and certification engineer ...

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SAFPA cycle race
4th Quarter 2013, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
SAFPA’s popular annual cycle race was held on 18 October at Avianto in Muldersdrift. Teams of four covered a total distance of about 40 km, each member doing around 10 km. Participating teams were from ...

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SAFPA supports ECSA skills survey
4th Quarter 2013, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
ECSA has launched a national engineering skills survey to investigate the extent of available engineering skills in South Africa. The survey was initiated by the Engineering Council of South Africa ...

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Hollow output shaft speed reducers
3rd Quarter 2013
BMG has extended its range of Varvel right-angled worm and in-line helical geared products to include a new series of hollow output shaft speed reducers. “This new range enables BMG to offer customised ...

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From the President’s desk
3rd Quarter 2013, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)
   Pressure vessels At our recent AGM, I gave a talk on the duties and responsibilities of importers/manufacturers of pressure equipment, specifically accumulators. For whatever reason, this has become ...

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