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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
Aug 24, 2010

Dealing with stress

I don't know who the author is, but the following advice sounds pretty good to me. ....More
Aug 22, 2010

There's no business like...

Through the years, I've been fortunate enough to sometimes write and edit article dealing with the entertainment industry. These usually involved....More
Aug 07, 2010

Catching Forty Winks

I reflect on the era when the Monday after Labor Day meant the opening of the SAE Off-Highway Show in Milwaukee. The first time I attended an SAE Off....More
Aug 05, 2010

Focus on efficiency

It’s always a good idea to design for efficiency whenever you can. But efficiency can be a hard sell unless the buyer or management sees higher....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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