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Application Note: Custom Vacuum Box

Cross Hose & Fittings Helps Customer Design Custom Vacuum Box Solution

A manufacturer of die-cast automotive parts contacted Cross Hose & Fittings about building a vacuum box for one of their die-cast machines. They knew what they wanted but were not sure what parts they needed to put it together. Garrett in the Asheville hose and fittings store built the box for them utilizing EO Parker Metric bite tub fittings. These metric fittings feature Superior Plating that provides unrivaled protection against corrosion, even in the harshest conditions. Parker fittings and adapters with this valuable enhancement exceed SAE red rust requirements and competitors’ performance by far.

Because our team strives to go above and beyond for our customers, we didn’t stop at just specifying the parts they needed or even with building the box itself. Because he knew this would be a repeat order for the customer, Garrett put together a bill of materials for the box as well as a schematic diagram to help them assemble the vacuum box in the future.

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Custom Vacuum Box

This project is an excellent example of how Cross adds tangible value for our customers. First of all, we reduce the risk of failure and downtime by helping to spec the correct parts for the application. By creating a schematic diagram and bill of materials for the future we have also helped to improve the customer’s efficiency. Next time they need a vacuum box built it will be as easy as using the spreadsheet Garrett created to place the order and then assembling it using the diagram. There will not be a need to waste time figuring out what parts are needed or trying to remember how to piece them together.

If you need help with a custom solution, contact Cross Hose & Fittings today! We are here to help you determine exactly what you need to make your equipment operate at it’s best.

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