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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
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
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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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