SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)

Tel: +27 11 061 5000
Fax: 086 589 2158
Email: safpaservices@vdw.co.za
www: www.vdw.co.za
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SAFPA Technical Evening
Second Quarter 2021, SAFPA

At SAFPA’s most recent virtual technical meeting, Hannes Otto, Didactic training and consulting manager at Festo South Africa, gave an interesting talk on ‘Air Preparation for Automation – the Lungs ...
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From the President’s desk
Second Quarter 2021, SAFPA

In the last quarter SAFPA has had a number of projects on the go. One has been the revamping and updating of the SAFPA website to give it a new look and feel. SAFPA’s Pressure Vessel sub-committee ...
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From the President’s desk
First Quarter 2021, SAFPA

For this issue, Motion Control interviewed SAFPA’s new president, Michael Abbot, to get to know him a bit more and find out about his plans for SAFPA. Michael says that he was interested in mechanics ...
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From the President’s desk
Fourth Quarter 2020, SAFPA

I trust all the readers are safe and healthy. It is with a heavy heart that I spread the word of two prominent members of the fluid power industry who have passed on over the past couple of months. ...
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SAFPA virtual meeting
Fourth Quarter 2020, SAFPA

SAFPA recently held its first virtual technical meeting, which was a great success. It was presented by Colin Hood who gave an overview of SAFPA’s new hydraulic assembly skills and hose safety course, ...
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New SAFPA committee
Fourth Quarter 2020, SAFPA

The new SAFPA committee is as follows: Michael Abbot, CT Hydraulics (president); Manny Vieira, SMC Corporation (vice president); Russell Gill, Engineering & Hydraulics Services; Ryno Landman, BMG ...
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From the President’s desk
Third Quarter 2020, 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, 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, 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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Back down memory lane
Second Quarter 2020, News & events


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From the President’s desk
First Quarter 2020, 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, SAFPA

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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