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Oct 06, 2011

Something I thought I'd never see

A couple weeks ago Mike Ference and I visited an advertising and PR agency in downtown Cleveland. The office is on the sixth floor, so, naturally, we....More
Jul 13, 2011

New iPhone app helps wth hydraulic calculations

A new iPhone app from In Situ Hydraulic Experts, a French hydraulic consulting company, is now available for download at the Apple Store....More
Jun 15, 2011

Hydraulic fluids from the rain forest

Rapeseed (Canola) oil has generally been considered the best performing hydraulic oil derived from plants. But Dave says that the oxidation....More
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

Sep 12, 2010

My hydraulic watch

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

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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