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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
Jun 05, 2013

May's troubleshooting challenge solution revealed!

For May’s troubleshooting challenge, readers were asked to solve a problem involving a double-acting telescoping cylinder. Those who....More
Jun 03, 2013

Good news for the freighting industry

According to recent studies done by freight market forecasters FTR Associates, a favorable climate has been predicted for the freighting industry....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
Apr 22, 2013

A cell phone made just for mobile equipment folks

This release came across my Twitter feed during bauma last week and I just thought it was too cool not to share. Caterpillar Inc. now offers its....More
Apr 12, 2013

Water hydraulics in your back yard?

I received an email this morning from a company looking for hydraulic component suppliers for their innovative backyard swimming pool design. And....More
Mar 14, 2013

Hydraulics give sheep a lift

Being first-generation Irish American, and having grown up visiting Ireland often, I tend to have a soft spot for any news stories that come from....More
Feb 26, 2013

Professional education at MSOE

I just received an update from the Milwaukee School of Engineeging about its 2013-2014 Professional Education courses. It seems that even though it....More
Feb 21, 2013

German machine tool production headed back to record levels

  Good news came out of Germany yesterday, with the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders Association) saying that it expects a modest increase....More
Jan 24, 2013

More on fluid power safety training

I'm on a roll this week highlighting the importance of proper training and safety precautions when it comes to troubleshooting and maintaining....More
Jan 22, 2013

A great fluid power safety advocate

Several years ago, at one of our Fluid Power Conference & Expos here in Cleveland, I had the pleasure of meeting Rory McLaren, of the Fluid....More
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Michael Ference

As Publisher of Hydraulics & Pneumatics, my interest and expertise lie in two main areas-advertising and marketing and fluid power. In this blog, I focus on both areas with information about the...

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...
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