Alan Hitchcox

Editor in Chief, Penton Media

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 has also worked as a mechanic and service coordinator. He has taken technical courses in fluid power and electronic and digital control at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin and has served on numerous industry committees.

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Apr 18, 2011

Everyone wants in on the action

Ever since Hydraulics & Pneumatics debuted in 1948 as Applied Hydraulics, we have not lost sight of our focus: to cover fluid power technology....More
Feb 14, 2011

The huge potential of exhibiting at trade shows

The return on investment in exhibiting at a trade show can be staggering....More
Jan 25, 2011

Useful iPhone app for tubing assemblies

There's just something about an array of tube assemblies parallel and with elbows perfectly aligned....More
Sep 28, 2010

A preventive preventative

Why do we use one word over another? Most of the time, we use similar words interchangeably, even though they each may have distinct meanings....More
Sep 16, 2010

Airline humor

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Sep 12, 2010

My hydraulic watch

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Sep 08, 2010

Living with a prototype

Even though I have never built a hydraulic or pneumatic system, I think some lessons learned from re-plumbing sections of my 100-year-old house apply....More
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