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Alan Hitchcox

Editor in Chief, Penton Media

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 has also worked as a mechanic and service coordinator. He has taken technical courses in fluid power and electronic and digital control at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin and has served on numerous industry committees.

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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
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
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
Dec 30, 2013

Bosch Rexroth Offers Educational Resource Kits

Bosch Rexroth, Charlotte, N. C.,  is offering educational resource kits to help machine builders, systems integrators and manufacturing end-....More
Nov 01, 2013

Schedule for IFPE Technical Conference has been released!

We've been eagerly awaiting the release of the schedule for the IFPE Technical Conference, a key component of IFPE 2014 and ConExpo, which is coming....More
Sep 18, 2013

Having issues with counterbalance valves?

If a hydraulic circuit containing counterbalance valves is acting erratically, the problem could be high hysteresis — a counterbalance valve....More
Sep 13, 2013

How are Things Across the Pond?

BFPA UK Fluid Power Market Watch The data below is taken from in-house BFPA / BFPDA surveys; detailed results are only available to participants....More
Sep 11, 2013

The Bad and the Good of American Technology

Tom Price, Jr., president of Price Engineering, Hartland, Wis., was the keynote speaker at our Fluid Power Conference & Expo held last June at....More
Jul 19, 2013

IFPE Conference Topics Reviewed

Abstracts submitted to IFPE Technical Committee reviewed....More
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