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Hose and Fittings Resources

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Articles and Whitepapers

Preventing Rust on Hose Adapters Have you ever tried to disassemble a hose from a piece of equipment, only to find that the rusted adapter won’t allow you to 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, …

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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 who inhale these silica particles …

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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 more connected than ever before. …

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Technical Bulletins and Guides

Hydraulic Hose Pressure Ratings: Working Pressure vs Burst Pressure When designing a hydraulic system or replacing a hose assembly, it’s important to know the conditions of it’s application. specifically, the working pressure for the application and whether the pressure is dynamic or static. The working pressure is the highest amount of pressure that the hose …

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Hose Fitting Conversion Adapter Guide When working with equipment manufactured in different parts of the world, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is the system measurement in the place of origin. With items equipped for hydraulics or pneumatics, hose and fitting connectors can come in a variety of thread configurations such …

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Technical Guide: Proper Hydraulic Hose Routing Proper Hydraulic Hose Routing Simplifies Maintenance and Reduces Failure When high-pressure hydraulic hoses fail, they can be responsible for lost productivity, equipment failure, and personal injury – all coming at a steep cost to the machine or company owner. In hydraulically controlled equipment, some component locations cannot be changed due …

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Technical Guide: Step-By-Step Hydraulic Hose Assembly Many businesses opt to keep their own crimp machine on premises for quick and easy hose assemblies. Cross Hose and Fittings outfits businesses with equipment and provides training to keep hose quality and safety top of mind. These are step-by-step instructions for hydraulic hose assembly. Step 1: Gather Required Tools …

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Technical Guide: The Hose Selection Process – S.T.A.M.P.E.D. The S.T.A.M.P.E.D. acronym is an industry-wide standard that should begin every conversation when replacing an existing hose, or selecting a hose for a new application. The easy to remember acronym stands for Size, Temperature, Application, Material/Media, Pressure, Ends, Delivery. Size In a custom made hose assembly, either …

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Case Studies and Application Notes

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. …

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