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100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

855.889.0092

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

855.889.0092

How to Prevent Rusted Hose Adapters

Mary Melton-Hale | December 9th, 2015

Have you ever tried to disassemble a hose from a piece of equipment, only to find that the rusted adapter won’t allow you break the connection? Then you know about rust and the problems that can come with it! And it isn’t just connection problems…you can have system contamination, leaks, migrating rust to other components, maintenance issues, and it just looks terrible. Who wants rust on that beautiful piece of hydraulic equipment?

Parker’s Tube Fitting Division has rolled out a new plating called ToughShield (TS1000) that protects their adapters from rust, even in many severe applications like marine, mining and mobile environments, for up to 1,000 hours. The SAE requirement is only 72 hours, so this is a huge improvement. And this new plating offers protection at no additional cost. Nothing else is changing – the adapters have the same torque values, coefficient of friction, pressure ratings, color and other specifications. You can read more about their plating upgrade here.

Cross Hose & Fittings stocks a wide selection of sizes and thread styles of Parker adapters protected with durable, high-quality TS1000 plating, to help you reduce replacement costs and downtime. Check out Ravages of Red Dust to see an interactive slide that compares the deterioration of fitting due to corrosion over time, per the ASTM B117 neutral salt spray test. TS1000 has been arriving at our stores on adapters for several months, and will available on hose fittings in the near future.

Know When to Replace Your Hydraulic Hose Assemblies

Robin Daughtry | October 16th, 2013 How Long Do Hydraulic Hose Assemblies Last? We hear this question a lot and there is no simple answer….however there are several signs that maintenance personnel can look for to determine when it’s time for preventive hose assembly replacement. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the shelf life

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Condition Monitoring for Predictive Maintenance with Parker’s SensoNODE Blue

Chad Hayden | November 28th, 2018 SensoNODE Blue is Parker’s series of Bluetooth-powered sensors. Compact, energy-efficient, and wireless, they are designed to provide a simple solution for portable and diagnostic applications with mobile devices. SensoNODE monitors assets for changes in pressure, temperature, and humidity to help predict problems and prevent downtime. Why Condition Monitoring Is Important Did

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Can You Mix and Match Hose Manufacturers?

Chad Hayden | November 27th, 2018   Cross Hose & Fittings is a Parker distributor, providing precision-engineered products that meet or exceed a variety of industry standards. Parker is synonymous with quality, and their products can be found on and around any production operation with moving parts. Although there are a number of manufacturers on the

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