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 Aug 14, 2014

No man is an island

And neither is fluid power. Unless you're buliding a test bench to evaluate or demonstrate a hydraulic or pneumatic component, every fluid power....More
in The Hitch Post Aug 06, 2014

iPhone app is loaded with calculations for hydraulics

Hydraulic Engineer app, from MultEducator Inc., New Rochelle, N. Y., contains more than 60 formulas used in hydraulics tecnology. The app includes....More
in The Hitch Post Jul 25, 2014

Learning from troubleshooting

If you like our monthly Troubleshooting Challenge, you should love this....More
in The Hitch Post Jun 24, 2014

Visitors bring us a scoop on pressure transducers

Highly visible LED display and Bluetooth capability make pressure monitoring easier than ever....More
in The Hitch Post Jun 24, 2014

The Impact of the Model T Ford

Some great footage of the making and impact of the Model T Ford....More
in The Hitch Post Jun 17, 2014

Fluid Power Professionals' Day is coming

Fluid Power Professionals' Day? Why not?....More
in The Hitch Post May 12, 2014

Heading to an amusement park this summer?

If you plan on going to an amusement park this year, you may find our coverage of hydraulics and pneumatics technology at theme parks of interests....More
in Fluid Power Talk Apr 22, 2014

India to Host Fluid Power Show & Conference

Pragati Maidan, New delhi, will host the 8th International Trade Fair for Motion, Drive and Automation (hydraulics & pneumatics,....More
in The Hitch Post Apr 20, 2014

There's more than one way to synchronize cylinder motion

Here are some simple ways to synchronize motion of multiple cylinders without using electronic controls....More
in The Hitch Post Apr 07, 2014

Got varnish? We have answers

Many of today's hydraulic systems contain insoluble contaminants, which are too small to be trapped by filters — and too small to be detected by....More