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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
May 27, 2014

Midland Metal Introduces App1

Midland Metal Mfg released a mobile app. The app allows users to browse Midland Metals entire product catalog, check product availability, and place....More
May 22, 2014

Holmbury moves to new digs

Holmbury Inc. has moved to a new custom facility in Eastlake, OH.  Serving as their North American distribution hub, the new facility includes:....More
May 22, 2014

Trelleborg's Innovation Competition

Trelleborg announces its Innovation Award Competition. The competition is open to any ideas or applications that can further engineering, technology....More
Apr 23, 2014

PHD Inc's Expansion Creates New Job Opportunities

PHD, Inc. is expanding their operations in their Huntington, IN facility, creating up to 22 new jobs by 2017. They are investing $4.18 million into....More
Apr 22, 2014

India to Host Fluid Power Show & Conference

Pragati Maidan, New delhi, will host the 8th International Trade Fair for Motion, Drive and Automation (hydraulics & pneumatics,....More
Apr 09, 2014

Concentric Appoints New Director in Rockford, IL

Concentric AB appoints Matt Christensen as new Director North America Sales and Marketing in Rockford, IL. Matt has a degree in Engineering from Iowa....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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