Fluid Power Journal

2018 Photo Contest Winners

Each year, the International Fluid Power Society and the Fluid Power Journal hold a photo contest in honor of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day. This year’s contest ran from January 1 through March 31, 2018 with great success!

The 2018 categories were:

New Perspective: Photos that show fluid power used in novel ways and from views not everyone gets to see.
Muscle of Fluid Power: Photos that capture the might of fluid power in action.
Fun with Fluid Power: Photos that capture the joy of using, learning, or teaching about hydraulics and pneumatics.
Teamwork: Photos of people working together using fluid power to get the job done.

Staff Pick

Staff Pick Photo

Father/Daughter team filled a custom hydraulic hose assembly order during RG Group’s Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day – By AliceAnn Strausbaugh, RG Group

People’s Choice Award

People's Choice Photo

2 stories high installing lights for the studio. – By Abe Liandro, University of Houston

New Perspective

Backhoe Ballet

1st Place:
Backhoe Ballet – By Genie Wendel 

Sun Catcher

2nd Place:
Sun Catcher – Aeriel lift catching some sun – By Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, Wendel Engineering LLC 

carwash!

3rd Place:
Carwash! – By Whitney Flikkema, MFP Automation Engineering

where's Waldo?

Honorable Mention 1:
Where’s Waldo? Two technicians at work assembling a large hydraulic power unit. – Marie Ullestad, Airline Hydraulics Corp.

with the strength of Hercules

Honorable Mention 2:
With the strength of Hercules – Aerial Lifts ready to rent at Herc Rentals – By Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, Wendel Engineering LLC

Muscle of Fluid Power

water wheel

1st Place:
Waterwheel near Tahulya WA. Picture was taken last fall. – By Perry Brokaw, CFPMM, The Boeing Company 

Low speed high torque radial piston motor and some 5” bore cylinders working in in coke oven pusher application

2nd Place:
Low speed high torque radial piston motor and some 5” bore cylinders working in in coke oven pusher application. – By Mike Schroeder, CFPS, SunSource 

Family owned fluid power business

3rd Place:
Family owned fluid power business. Me 20 years ago and my daughter now picture taken at same location. Large hydraulic drive motors on a system I’ve been servicing for almost 25years. – By Dan Sweet, Advanced Fluid Power 

A grand machine with a monster hammer resulting in earth shattering results

Honorable Mention 1:
A grand machine with a monster hammer resulting in earth shattering results. – By Mark Snyder, NPK 

take me to your leader

Honorable Mention 2:
Take Me to Your Leader – By Alan Niesen, CFPS, HFI Fluid Power Products

Fun With Fluid Power

a little splashback

1st Place:
A little splashback as Aria launches her trike – powered by an air over water accumulator. – By Genie Wendel 

exactly

2nd Place:
EXACTLY – By Alan Niesen, CFPS, HFI Fluid Power Products

Sean Underwood with Hydradyne at the South Carolina State Ports Authority troubleshooting cylinder counter balance valves 80 feet in the air

3rd Place:
Sean Underwood with Hydradyne at the South Carolina State Ports Authority troubleshooting cylinder counter balance valves 80 feet in the air – By Jeff Kenney, CFPMHM, CFMIHM, Hydradyne, LLC

innovative hydraulic stamp charging machine

Honorable Mention 1:
This innovative hydraulic stamp charging machine has been intentionally left unpatented so that more industries can benefit from its application. – By Prabir Chakraborty, INDPAC

Toddler powered excavator

Honorable Mention 2:
Toddler powered excavator – By Mak Raymond, Sun Hydraulics

Teamwork

Utility crew had live line training that day in central Iowa.

1st Place:
Utility crew had live line training that day in central Iowa. Perfect day.
– By Mike Jambois, CFPMHM, Altec Industries, Inc. 

Fallen Hero

2nd Place:
Fallen Hero – By Cynthia Dickey, City of Salem, Ohio 

final assembly

3rd Place:
Final Assembly – Scot Himes and Bob Guy finish mounting the actuators on two new isolation valves at BOC Water Hydraulics – By Marti Wendel, CFPE, CFPS, Wendel Engineering LLC 

Our Butech Bliss Team Completing Yet Another Stretch Leveler For A Customer In Mississippi

Honorable Mention 1:
Our Butech Bliss Team Completing Yet Another Stretch Leveler For A Customer In Mississippi – By Lisa Liposchak, Butech Bliss

Man and machine were necessary to load up this massive HPU affectionately called “The Beast”

Honorable Mention 2:
Man and machine were necessary to load up this massive HPU affectionately called “The Beast” – By AliceAnn Strausbaugh, RG Group 

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