Author Archives: Stephanie Scaccianoce

The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) recently announced that five new industry leaders have been inducted to the 2020 Fluid Power Hall of Fame. The 2020 inductees include: George Beniek Henry (Bud) Haver Alan Hitchcox Peter Nachtwey John G. Slater This year's inductees include a number of professionals active in NFPA activities, including Henry (Bud) Haver of Peninsular...

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FL. TSA Group photo
The Fluid Power Action Challenge was developed for middle school students to increase awareness of fluid power technology and to promote critical thinking, teamwork and problem-solving skills. This fun and engaging event allows students to learn the engineering design process and see their fluid power machines come to life when they meet to compete against...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge logo
In addition to the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge teams working under a strict timeline of designing, simulating, ordering, building and demonstrating their designs, the participants exhibited qualities of leadership, communication and adaptability as we worked together to move the competition to a virtual format. While this year’s program has already resulted in interviews and new...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. This year, Daman Products facilitated its 10th Fluid Power Action Challenge, reaching a new Challenge Champions milestone. Eighty-eight students participated in the...

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IFPS Certification
In response to COVID-19, the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has implemented some changes to accommodate those who are seeking fluid power certification, looking to re-certify or those who are in need of study materials. New – Free Online Certification Study Groups – Every Tuesday and Thursday, an IFPS Accredited Instructor will lead a one-hour, free, online...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. FORCE America reached a new Challenge Champion milestone earlier this year and celebrated five years of facilitating the NFPA Fluid Power Action...

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Hydraquip recently launched their first Fluid Power Action Challenge at The Colorado STEM Academy earlier this year. Eighteen students participated in this middle school competition. The goal of the Action Challenge is not only to introduce students to the concepts of engineering and learning by experimentation, but also to show them the value of teamwork...

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Twenty middle school students recently participated in the Lone Star College Cy-Fair at The Cypress Center's second annual Action Challenge, and a professor there had this to share about the student experience: "The most relevant outcome for the students was that they learned what to think about when redesigning after testing and failure... We took...

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Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The 15 university teams competing in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge recently completed their Design and Specification Midway Reviews and...

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photo contest
The 2020 Fluid Power Professional’s Day Photo Contest is officially open. This annual contest is run by the International Fluid Power Society and Fluid Power Journal. The deadline for submissions is March 31, and the winners will be announced on Fluid Power Professional’s Day (June 19). This year’s categories include New Perspective, Teamwork, Fun with Fluid Power and...

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