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Aug 16, 2011

More industry acquisitions

It seems a week can't go by these days without some new acquisition news. Yesterday, Eaton announced it had closed on its deal to purchase German....More
Aug 11, 2011

More profit increases from major manufacturers

Just saw a report from the Herald-Tribune that Sun Hydraulics reported a 70 percent jump in second-quarter profits. Like many other public fluid....More
Aug 08, 2011

Register for MSOE professional training

Nearly three years ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering's professional training courses, taking a week-long "....More
Aug 02, 2011

Fluid power markets see record financial reports

I just returned from a short holiday to the East coast, and came back to more good news for the industry. Last week, Eaton Corp. reported that its....More
Jul 19, 2011

Fascinated by Brazil's growing fluid power presence

About two years ago, I noticed a trend in our LinkedIn group - that outside of the USA, the majority of requests to join were coming from India. This....More
Jul 15, 2011

Italian fluid power association sees marked recovery

It seems funny to think that all of the economists two years ago shared such dread when it came to the fluid power market's recovery, after a steep....More
Jun 11, 2011

Back online .. at last!

Finally, I am back in the "blogosphere" with a new home for my blog, Fluid Power Talk. When Google took it down several months ago, we tried to get....More
May 27, 2011

Training available on distribution software

Epicor Software Corp., which recently combined with Activant Solutions Inc., is holding three free sessions for distribution industry executives to....More
May 03, 2011

Bosch Rexroth sees growth

Like most major fluid power companies are reporting, Hoffman Estates, Ill.-based Bosch Rexroth said today that it has returned to a growth course in....More
Apr 28, 2011

Italian radial piston motor manufacturers merge

The Pecorari family, shareholders of SAl S.p.A. Hydraulic Motors, announced today that they completed the acquisition of 100% of Intermot, another....More
Apr 26, 2011

Lincoln Electric to erect one of nation's largest wind turbines

As a Euclid, Ohio native, who is proud to call that town my birthplace — and a fan of Lincoln Electric, where my father worked nearly his whole adult....More
Apr 21, 2011

Hydraulics' part in the Chilean mine rescue

As I've said already, IFPE was an opportunity to gather a lot of new articles and case histories we hadn't heard about before, because most fluid....More
Mar 18, 2011

Eaton to reveal breakthrough hose technology at IFPE

Just got word from the folks at Eaton Corp. about the newest technology they will be unveiling at IFPE next week — LifeSense hose, "the hose that....More
Mar 14, 2011

Breaking news: Eaton acquires Internormen

Eaton Corp., which said this year that it would be looking to expand through acquisition, is making good on its promise. The company, which acquired....More
Jan 08, 2011

Good times at AGConnect

Day two is ended at AGConnect and it's been an informative and enjoyable show. Despite feeling a bit under the weather, it's been good to....More
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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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