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.

Posts by Alan Hitchcox

in The Hitch Post Jun 13, 2016

A Snapshot of Social Media

From its start with AOL and CompuServe to today's LinkedIn and Facebook, what twists and turns will social media now take with the onset of the....More
in The Hitch Post May 17, 2016

Fluid Power Gives Robot Arms All the Right Moves

Hydraulics and pneumatics technologies are two widely accepted methods of power transmission. Hydraulics is most often used for its ability to move....More
in The Hitch Post May 09, 2016

My Kind of Opinion Polls

As the presidential election draws closer, it makes me think of the important trends revealed from the polls and surveys we conduct at Hydraulics....More
in The Hitch Post Apr 20, 2016

Hydraulics Places Pizza Pepperoni

Most of us have popped a frozen pizza into a conventional or microwave oven in an effort to satisfy the munchies. But I doubt any of us ever thought....More
in The Hitch Post Apr 07, 2016

Another Oldie but Goodie: Improved Hose Routing

When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that's how it....More
in The Hitch Post Mar 25, 2016

An Oldie but a Goodie: PID Control for Dummies Like Me

When I research topics dealing with fluid power on the internet, results often pop up from our own website. No surprise there; that's how it....More
in Fluid Power Talk Mar 24, 2016

Study Summarizes Challenges and Best Practices of B2B Marketing

Recently, a "State of Digital Commerce Report," conducted by Cloudcraze, revealed that almost half of manufacturers say ecommerce will be....More
in Fluid Power Talk Feb 26, 2016

A Little Fun with Fluid Power

If you saw our February 2016 issue, it would've been hard to miss our first-ever crossword puzzle. But just in case you did miss it, click here....More
in The Hitch Post Feb 12, 2016

Perfect Timing for Fittings

We're starting to put the March issue together, and one of our feature articles will address hydraulic fittings. More specifically, the topic is....More
in The Hitch Post Jan 22, 2016

Stainless Steel isn't Just Stainless Steel

  Read this informative article by clicking here....More

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