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Jul 22, 2016

Video Shows How to Collect an Oil Sample

Hydraquip’s newest video on its YouTube channel describes best practices for taking accurate oil samples when testing contamination levels and....More
May 03, 2016

Compact Hybrid Actuation System Targets Renewable-Energy Designs

With an eye toward the renewable-energy sector, Parker Hannifin Corp. unveiled a hybrid actuation system (HAS) comprised of hydraulic and....More
Mar 24, 2016

Study Summarizes Challenges and Best Practices of B2B Marketing

Recently, a "State of Digital Commerce Report," conducted by Cloudcraze, revealed that almost half of manufacturers say ecommerce will be....More
Feb 26, 2016

A Little Fun with Fluid Power

If you saw our February 2016 issue, it would've been hard to miss our first-ever crossword puzzle. But just in case you did miss it, click here....More
Feb 03, 2016

Road Resurfacer Practices Environmental Finesse

When it comes to repairing blacktop, Bettis Asphalt & Construction is confident in the environmental finesse of its heating-and-milling machines....More
Sep 16, 2015

Intensive Procedure Helps Ensure Hydraulic-Hose Cleanliness

A contaminant with a 60-micron diameter— the size of the smallest grain of pollen— can cause extensive damage to a hydraulic system. That....More
Aug 20, 2015

Pneumatic System Designers: Don't Overlook Critical Backpressure

Lately, I've noticed magazine editors who dub themselves as "experts" in the field of fluid power. I know I know more about fluid power....More
Jul 10, 2015

Pet-Food Production Perks Up with Pneumatic Valves

This PLC-controlled pneumatic-valve system improved a plant’s efficiency, boosting production by up to 35%....More
May 27, 2015

Videos Give Tips on Clutch and Brake Installation

Ogura Industrial Corp., manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes since 1983, has ventured into the cyberspace world of videos....More
Feb 19, 2015

Learn by Playing with Fischertechnik Pneumatic Kits

Fischertechnik kits provide instructors with the materials to build operating pneumatic apparatuses as well as a hands-on curriculum, and in the end....More
Jan 28, 2015

8th Grade Students have Fun with NFPA Fluid Power Challenge

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the University of Minnesota sparks 8th graders' interest in hydraulics and applied engineering....More
Jan 26, 2015

Welcome to three new staff members

We're starting off the new year on the right foot by adding three editors to our group — and all com efrom technical backgrounds. Here they....More
Sep 30, 2014

White paper discusses processor power and energy efficiency

AutomationDirect recently released a  white paper titled, “Processor Power and Energy Efficiency”, which explains how consumer....More
Aug 19, 2014

Are You Participating in Manufacturing Day?

On October 3rd Manufacturers across America will open their doors to the public in recognition of Manufacturing Day....More
Aug 08, 2014

How Many Years Ago?

You may have noticed some H&P articles titled 25/50 Years Ago. These are past articles we have pulled from our archives, with information that is....More
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Alan Hitchcox

Alan joined Hydraulics & Pneumatics in 1987 with experience as a technical magazine editor and in industrial sales. He graduated with a BS in engineering technology from Franklin University and...

Leah Scully

Leah Scully is a graduate of The College of New Jersey. She has a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering with a mechanical specialization.  
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