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Jan 07, 2013

How things change...and how they stay the same

Every once in a while, we decide to feature an item from our archives in our print news section. This spotlight often provides a synopsis of a cool....More
Dec 05, 2012

AgConnect continues to grow

Two years ago, I remember leaving my daughter for the first time, as I attended AgConnect, the annual agricultural farm machinery show produced by....More
Nov 28, 2012

Fluid Power Challenge encourages kids' interest in engineering

This has been a great week for things I'm passionate about in the fluid power industry. I've had a chance to share news about hydraulic....More
Nov 02, 2012

Hose news from down under

Every day, news releases ping my inbox from companies I've never heard of and most often, they're just junk or unrelated to the fluid power....More
Oct 16, 2012

Fluid power jobs market still looking good

I received my monthly newsletter from Fluid Power Jobs today and the intitial statement caught my eye - that the job market in the fluid power....More
Sep 26, 2012

Stirring the pot about air-powered cars

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about Motor Development International (MDI), Luxembourg, and its development of a car that runs on compressed....More
Sep 12, 2012

Hydraulic hybrid bus introduced, receives kudos

Back in the office just a few days and playing catch up on some cool news. I've written about Lightning Hybrids Inc.'s (LHI) hydraulic....More
Jul 16, 2012

A car that literally runs on air

We've all joked at one point or another about our cars running on fumes when we're low on gas, but a French company is working towards a....More
Jun 06, 2012

Hydraulic hybrid drivetrain gets on the school bus

Anyone who's read my blog or even some of the articles I've authored over the years knows that hydraulic hybrids are one of my favorite....More

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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