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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
Jun 04, 2012

MSOE's Fluid Power Institute set to celebrate 50 years

Just got word the other day that The Fluid Power Institute (FPI) at Milwaukee School of Engineering is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year....More
May 21, 2012

Eaton to merge with Cooper Industries, move global incorporation to Ireland

In huge news for the industry, Eaton Corp. announced this morning that it will merge with Irish electrical equipment supplier Cooper Industries,....More
Apr 26, 2012

Last chance for Vegas

It's less than a week til WasteExpo and our Fluid Power Conference....More
Apr 10, 2012

Fluid power distributor helps take on autism

I mentioned last week in a blog that I always like to promote businesses that do good in their communities on top of doing business. So when the....More
Apr 04, 2012

Automation engineering scholarships available

ASCO Numatics is offering two $5000 automation engineering scholarships to qualified undergraduate or graduate students....More
Mar 21, 2012

A good week for Eaton

The past week has been a good one for Eaton Corp., as the hydraulics company was recognized twice in the last five days—once for being ethical, and....More
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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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