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Fluid Power Professionals Day Photo Contest

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Thank you to all our Fluid Power Professionals’ Day photo contest participants. It was a difficult voting decision with so many capturing photos, however the votes are in. Congratulations to the following individuals for their entries!

Categories:

Fluid Power In Motion
Power Density
Path Of Least Resistance
Fluid Power Professionals In Action

Before we dive into the winners, we’d like to share our staff favorites. These two did not win the four categories, but they definitely deserve notable mentions for showing the light-hearted side of fluid power professionals.
IFPS Chapter 49 JP Review Course Accredited Instructor and JP Proctor demonstrates tools found within the IFPS Job Performance Test Kit. Submitted by  Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI, CFPIHM, CFPMHM,  CFPCC/AJPCC

IFPS Chapter 49 JP Review Course
Accredited Instructor and JP Proctor demonstrates tools found within the IFPS Job Performance Test Kit.
Submitted by Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPCC/AJPCC

You're never  too young Once upon a time there was a young wizard named Harry Vickers... Submitted by  Patrick Maluso,  CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM

You’re never too young
Once upon a time there was a young wizard named Harry Vickers…
Submitted by Patrick Maluso, CFPAI/AJPP, CFPS, CFPMHM

Category: Fluid Power In Motion
First Place Shearing old piles underwater Removing the Asacro Smelter dock Submitted by Ed Danzer

First Place
Shearing old piles underwater
Removing the Asacro Smelter dock
Submitted by Ed Danzer

Second Place Hot Wheels Hydraulic simulators at the  2 Fast 2 Furious set at Universal  Studios Hollywood Submitted by Jessica Lemley

Second Place
Hot Wheels
Hydraulic simulators at the 2 Fast 2 Furious set at Universal Studios Hollywood
Submitted by Jessica Lemley

Third Place  Cool Robots  and Awesome FIRST Kids IFPS Chapter 49 president Ryan Remmers, CFPS, getting the lowdown on pneumatics used on Exploding Bacon Robot (Chapter 49 will donate winning photo submission money to the FIRST teams it sponsors.) Submitted by  Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPCC/AJPCC

Third Place
Cool Robots and Awesome FIRST Kids
IFPS Chapter 49 president Ryan Remmers, CFPS, getting the lowdown on pneumatics used on Exploding Bacon Robot (Chapter 49 will donate winning photo submission money to the FIRST teams it sponsors.)
Submitted by Gwyn O’Kane, CFPAI, CFPIHM, CFPMHM, CFPCC/AJPCC

Honorable Mention Fluid Power in Motion... kinda... A photo-realistic exploded view of a hydraulic power take-off or (PTO). You can see all the internal components that make up this particular model and get an idea of how they fit together and move. Submitted by Josh Tyson

Honorable Mention
Fluid Power in Motion… kinda…
A photo-realistic exploded view of a hydraulic power take-off or (PTO). You can see all the internal components that make up this particular model and get an idea of how they fit together and move.
Submitted by Josh Tyson

Honorable Mention Building The American Dream With Fluid Power Building the American Dream takes power­—fluid power! The Bonar Family powers their dream with  a fully restored 1948 Farmall Super C Tractor.  The equipment is used on the family farm in rural Ohio where their children take part in 4H raising, sheep, goats, and chickens. Submitted by Sara Hawkins

Honorable Mention
Building The American Dream With Fluid Power
Building the American Dream takes power­—fluid power! The Bonar Family powers their dream with a fully restored 1948 Farmall Super C Tractor. The equipment is used on the family farm in rural Ohio where their children take part in 4H raising, sheep, goats, and chickens.
Submitted by Sara Hawkins

Category: Power Density
First Place Bolting up the earth Roof bolter set up to install bolts in an underground coal mine. TRS (temporary roof support) is used hydraulically to hold roof from collapsing or falling out while holes are drilled and bolts installed for roof support. Submitted by Frank Fetty, CFPMHM

First Place
Bolting up the earth
Roof bolter set up to install bolts in an underground coal mine. TRS (temporary roof support) is used hydraulically to hold roof from collapsing or falling out while holes are drilled and bolts installed for roof support.
Submitted by Frank Fetty, CFPMHM

Second Place  Power to cut and shape Power Drives' precision plasma cutter in action Submitted by R. Panzica

Second Place
Power to cut and shape
Power Drives’ precision plasma cutter in action
Submitted by R. Panzica

Third Place  Metal dinosaurs Scrap metal is trucked in and off-loaded using an end dump trailer. Bigger pieces are cut by a CAT 330 excavator with shears attachment then sorted and piled high by a Hitachi 450 excavator with claw attachment at Rumetco, a recycling plant in Wilmington, CA. None of this would be possible if not for the power of hydraulics. Submitted by Andy Zepeda, CFPCC

Third Place
Metal dinosaurs
Scrap metal is trucked in and off-loaded using an end dump trailer. Bigger pieces are cut by a CAT 330 excavator with shears attachment then sorted and piled high by a Hitachi 450 excavator with claw attachment at Rumetco, a recycling plant in Wilmington, CA. None of this would be possible if not for the power of hydraulics.
Submitted by Andy Zepeda, CFPCC

Honorable Mention Density is your destiny Nothing is more exciting than an evening spent using one hydraulic device to help maintain another (bottle jack and braking system repair). It doesn't get much more dense than a bottle jack! Submitted by Abe Bensend, CFPHS

Honorable Mention
Density is your destiny
Nothing is more exciting than an evening spent using one hydraulic device to help maintain another (bottle jack and braking system repair). It doesn’t get much more dense than a bottle jack!
Submitted by Abe Bensend, CFPHS

Honorable Mention Advance Defensive Vehicle Syst. A closed-loop, self-contained hydraulic circuit power unit used to operate the 1,500/lb armored doors and the 2,000/lb armored ramp. The power unit can operate in any orientation, even if the APC is upside down. Submitted by Raymon Thompson, CFPHS

Honorable Mention
Advance Defensive Vehicle Syst.
A closed-loop, self-contained hydraulic circuit power unit used to operate the 1,500/lb armored doors and the 2,000/lb armored ramp. The power unit can operate in any orientation, even if the APC is upside down.
Submitted by Raymon Thompson, CFPHS

Category: Path Of Least Resistance
First Place Detasseling Detasseling for corn seed production with Oxbo TS2 Submitted by Abe Bensend, CFPHS

First Place
Detasseling
Detasseling for corn seed production with Oxbo TS2
Submitted by Abe Bensend, CFPHS

Second Place  Bucket Brigade Bucket trucks after a long  day of work Submitted by Genie Wendel

Second Place
Bucket Brigade
Bucket trucks after a long day of work
Submitted by Genie Wendel

Third Place  Working Pro A safety-conscious IFPS-certified technician at work: Jeremy Durham, CFPCC, PIRTEK Space Coast MSST, connecting conductors and connectors Submitted by  Bill Turner

Third Place
Working Pro
A safety-conscious IFPS-certified technician at work: Jeremy Durham, CFPCC, PIRTEK Space Coast MSST, connecting conductors and connectors
Submitted by Bill Turner

Honorable Mention Grizzley Dry fit of a rock crusher Submitted by Jeff Quast, CFPCC

Honorable Mention
Grizzley
Dry fit of a rock crusher
Submitted by Jeff Quast, CFPCC

  I’ve Got Tunnel Vision Every hose assembly is unique. Remember to always follow the STAMPED method in selecting the correct hose for the right application. Submitted by Geoffrey Martin, CFPCC

Honorable Mention
I’ve Got Tunnel Vision
Every hose assembly is unique. Remember to always follow the STAMPED method in selecting the correct hose for the right application.
Submitted by Geoffrey Martin, CFPCC

Category: Fluid Power Professionals In Action
First Place Repair Technician at  Airline Hydraulics Corp. Adjusting a valve on a hydraulic system Submitted by Marie Ullestad

First Place
Repair Technician at Airline Hydraulics Corp.
Adjusting a valve on a hydraulic system
Submitted by Marie Ullestad

Second Place  Lapping it up A hydraulic expert checking/verifying  the flatness of a lapping table Submitted by Josh Tyson

Second Place
Lapping it up
A hydraulic expert checking/verifying the flatness of a lapping table
Submitted by Josh Tyson

Third Place  Boosting Team Spirit Curtiss-Wright air-driven gas boosters ready for shipment and all of the Sprague employees ready to meet the needs of the customer Submitted by Marti Wendel, CFPS, CFPE

Third Place
Boosting Team Spirit
Curtiss-Wright air-driven gas boosters ready for shipment and all of the Sprague employees ready to meet the needs of the customer
Submitted by Marti Wendel, CFPS, CFPE

Honorable Mention Fluid Power Student Project Fluid Power Technology students from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, MN, at the 2014 Conexpo in Las Vegas Submitted by Tom Midthun, CFPS

Honorable Mention
Fluid Power Student Project
Fluid Power Technology students from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, MN, at the 2014 Conexpo in Las Vegas
Submitted by Tom Midthun, CFPS

Honorable Mention Fluid Power Professionals in Training Engineering students at Iowa State University learning about fluid power in lab Submitted by Brian Steward, CFPHS

Honorable Mention
Fluid Power Professionals in Training
Engineering students at Iowa State University learning about fluid power in lab
Submitted by Brian Steward, CFPHS

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