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Nov 04, 2011

Maintenance safety training available

If you're looking for some good maintenance and safety training and you have some spare time next week, Ross Controls, Troy, Mich., will be holding....More
Oct 27, 2011

Catching up

It's been a busy past few weeks, as we were preparing for our Fluid Power Conference....More
Oct 25, 2011

A great first day at the FPCE

It's been a great first day of our Fluid Power Conference....More
Oct 13, 2011

Excited for our Fluid Power Conference & Expo

I'm excited for our Fluid Power Conference....More
Oct 10, 2011

Clippard joins online 3D community

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, has completed phase two of the launch of its expanded 3D catalog powered by TraceParts, a digital....More
Sep 26, 2011

Eaton makes inroads in China

When we were at Eaton's Distributor Meeting a couple weeks ago, we were told by several of the market leaders we met with that emerging markets would....More
Sep 22, 2011

IFPE, ConExpo, change dates

Just got word today that show management for IFPE and ConExpo-Con/AGG have changed the dates of the next installment of the events to March 4-8, 2014....More
Sep 19, 2011

Eaton develops electrohydraulic training simulator

Anyone who has read my blog over the years or some of the more general trend/news stories I've written for Hydraulics....More
Sep 16, 2011

Custom-built hydraulics distributor iPad app

Every time I travel to a show, I imagine I’ll have so much more time to write and post about the cool things I've seen there. But every time, I am so....More
Sep 09, 2011

Manifold-maker Daman sets itself apart

I've always had a little soft spot in my heart for Daman Products Co., the Mishawaka, Ind.-based manufacturer of hydraulic manifolds. Not because the....More
Aug 31, 2011

MICO creates electrohydraulics group

MICO Inc., North Mankato, Minn., a designer and manufacturer of hydraulic components, controls and brake systems, announced today that it has opened....More
Aug 30, 2011

Fun new app, just for kids

A Danish film production company has jumped into the app game with a fun app for kids to learn about "big machines," such as large mobile equipment....More
Aug 23, 2011

Eaton's hydraulics power world's largest rock crusher

How cool is this little story that came across the wires this morning? Eaton's distributor in New Zealand has outfitted the new TC1885C mobile cone....More
Aug 17, 2011

CCEFP gets a new home of its own

When I got my Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power enewsletter earlier this week, I just couldn't believe that it's been five years since the....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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