Most Recent Blog Posts

Sep 30, 2016

Wireless Control Revamps Truck-Scale Loading Equipment

Tiffin Loader Crane integrates a wireless motion-control system into its mobile loading equipment for truck- and rail-weighing scales. Combined with....More
Aug 22, 2016

Streamlining the Fluid-Power Supply Chain with Distributor Software

By partnering with major manufacturers, Tribute Inc.'s TrulinX software streamlines business procedures for distributors....More
Jul 26, 2016

AEM Releases June, Midyear Tractor and Combine Report

AEM, a trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers released a report in June showing high sales for tractors under 40 HP,....More
Jul 22, 2016

Video Shows How to Collect an Oil Sample

Hydraquip’s newest video on its YouTube channel describes best practices for taking accurate oil samples when testing contamination levels and....More
May 03, 2016

Compact Hybrid Actuation System Targets Renewable-Energy Designs

With an eye toward the renewable-energy sector, Parker Hannifin Corp. unveiled a hybrid actuation system (HAS) comprised of hydraulic and....More
Mar 24, 2016

Study Summarizes Challenges and Best Practices of B2B Marketing

Recently, a "State of Digital Commerce Report," conducted by Cloudcraze, revealed that almost half of manufacturers say ecommerce will be....More
Feb 26, 2016

A Little Fun with Fluid Power

If you saw our February 2016 issue, it would've been hard to miss our first-ever crossword puzzle. But just in case you did miss it, click here....More
Feb 03, 2016

Road Resurfacer Practices Environmental Finesse

When it comes to repairing blacktop, Bettis Asphalt & Construction is confident in the environmental finesse of its heating-and-milling machines....More
Sep 16, 2015

Intensive Procedure Helps Ensure Hydraulic-Hose Cleanliness

A contaminant with a 60-micron diameter— the size of the smallest grain of pollen— can cause extensive damage to a hydraulic system. That....More
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
Jul 10, 2015

Pet-Food Production Perks Up with Pneumatic Valves

This PLC-controlled pneumatic-valve system improved a plant’s efficiency, boosting production by up to 35%....More
May 27, 2015

Videos Give Tips on Clutch and Brake Installation

Ogura Industrial Corp., manufacturer of electromagnetic clutches and brakes since 1983, has ventured into the cyberspace world of videos....More
Feb 19, 2015

Learn by Playing with Fischertechnik Pneumatic Kits

Fischertechnik kits provide instructors with the materials to build operating pneumatic apparatuses as well as a hands-on curriculum, and in the end....More
Jan 28, 2015

8th Grade Students have Fun with NFPA Fluid Power Challenge

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the University of Minnesota sparks 8th graders' interest in hydraulics and applied engineering....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

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...

Leah Scully

Leah Scully is a graduate of The College of New Jersey. She has a BS degree in Biomedical Engineering with a mechanical specialization.  
What's Fluid Power Talk?

H&P is a global fluid power content provider in many areas – print, web, and in-person. Our blogs offer a more casual look at fluid power technology.

Blog Archive

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×