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Apr 22, 2013

The Old Timer Part 19: Same Valve, Twice the Flow

The Hitch Post The Old Timer Part 18: Avoid unwanted intensification Apr....More
Apr 17, 2013

Electrohydraulics runs giant elephant

Gigantic. Majestic. Futuristic. Even scary. Those are just some of the words that describe the Great Elephant at Machines of the Isle, in Nantes,....More
Apr 12, 2013

The Old Timer Part 18: Avoid unwanted intensification

Most hydraulics courses include an example to illustrate an intensification problem that occurs when holding vertical loads with a cylinder. A....More
Apr 08, 2013

Cleaner Air, Cleaner Fluid

As I've been browsing through old issues to resurrect sage words from The Old Timer of royal Oak, I come across other gems that I think are....More
Apr 01, 2013

The Old Timer Part 17: Penniless Project Recycles Rejected Components

The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is....More
Mar 25, 2013

The Old Timer Part 16: Seeing is Believing

The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is....More
Mar 16, 2013

The Old Timer Part 15: Two-way Intensifier Squeezes Sand

The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is....More
Mar 09, 2013

The Old Timer Part 14: Extra Cylinders Beef Up Assembly Press

How to get more force without using more air or higher pressue....More
Mar 02, 2013

The Old Timer Part 13: Cylinder Synchronization — Caveman Style

The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is....More
Feb 24, 2013

The Old Timer Part 12: Sometimes, Instruments can be Too Sensitive

The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is....More
Feb 19, 2013

The Old Timer Part 11: Mechanical Press Raises Air Pressure

The Old Timer of Royal Oak, Mich., was a regular contributor to H&P years before we ever even heard of the internet. But most of his advice is....More
Feb 13, 2013

A reservoir for police dogs instead of hydraulic fluid

Most of the material on our website and, especially, Hydraulics & Pneumatics magazine, delas with fluid power and related technology. Well, if....More
Feb 07, 2013

The Old Timer Part 10: Strange Things can Happen in Return Lines

Tank or return lines often are the orphans of hydraulic design procedures. What can go wrong in a piece of pipe that only has to carry low-pressure....More
Feb 02, 2013

The Old Timer Part 9: Pump Torture Test

What happens when flow from a pump exceeds flow into the control valve?....More
Jan 28, 2013

The Old Timer Part 8: High Pressure Isn’t Always the Answer

Don't use high-pressure air for low-pressure work....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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