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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Jun 10, 2013

Best Practices for Hose End Fittings

Specifying the best hose for an application, and even ensuring it is properly installed provides no guarantee of long avoiding trouble. Many hose....More
Jun 07, 2013

The genesis of a new air valve

Earlier this year we published an in-depth description of the design, construction, and performance on a novel new air valve introduced by Bosch....More
May 16, 2013

Waste Expo and Fluid Power Conference coming up quick

The Fluid Power Conference & Expo co-locates at WasteExpo, which will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans May 20-....More
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