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Types of Fire Resistant Hydraulic Fluid In many industrial systems, hydraulic fluids may come into contact with sparks, flames or could be subject to extreme ambient conditions caused by nearby equipment. When these conditions are present, hydraulic system designers are tasked with selecting fluids that will safely withstand the presence…

Save time and money by using Transair for your compressed air piping Compressed air literally keeps your facility running, but are you wasting time and money with copper or galvanized steel tubing? These old systems are time-consuming and expensive to install, and corrode over time causing poor performance and damage…

OSHA Regulation for Silica Dust Suppression Silica, a mineral found in stone, sand, and soil can cause serious health issues when inhaled. Using equipment such as a saw or jackhammer to cut or break up brick and mortar, causes silica particles to become airborne which creates a hazardous environment. Workers…

Can you Mix and Match Hose Manufacturers? 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…

Consider the True Cost of Industrial and Hydraulic Hoses Many buyers and maintenance managers equate the cost of a hydraulic hose assembly to its purchase price. However, the cost relevant to your business is not only the purchase price but the whole the cost of ownership or cost of using…

Reduce Downtime and Repair During Leaf Collection Season Whether you’re a local municipality with large leaf vacuum trucks or a homeowner with a consumer grade leaf vacuum machine, Cross Hose & Fittings has the right hose for you. We offer six different types of leaf and lawn collection ducting, made…

Why You Should Label Your Hose Assemblies Labeling hose assemblies will improve productivity by reducing downtime and maintenance costs. The Parker Tracking System (PTS) is an innovative component-tagging and asset management solution offered through Parker production facilities and business partners, like Cross Hose & Fittings. Today’s equipment and machines are…

Get Back To Your Day Job With Cross Inventory Management When a hose fails in your process, you need it replaced quickly. Unfortunately, that generally requires someone to leave your facility. They will likely have to take the old hose to multiple hose stores before finding one with the proper…

How Extreme Environments Affect Hydraulic Hose Do you use hydraulic equipment in extreme conditions? Even if your operation is in a moderate climate, you may work in ice making, cold storage, asphalt production, or some other process in a hot or very cold environment. Are you seeing your generic hydraulic hose fail…

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Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.