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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
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
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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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