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...

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 than these people, but I certainly do not consider myself an expert....More

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.  

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 is why the International Organization for Standardization only allows a mere 5-15 microns of dust in a hydraulic hose interior. IBT Industrial Solutions, manufacturer of customized....More
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