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Compressed air distribution piping is a necessary component in many industrial operations. It links the compressor room to the point of use. And yet, this seemingly unassuming system has immense...

At Cross Hose & Fittings, our top priorities are providing world-class customer service and building safe, high-quality hose assemblies for our customers. Below are some of the ways we go...

At Cross, we take safety seriously. Our team works hard to ensure that we manufacture the highest quality, safe hose assemblies and train our customers to do the same. However,...

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,...

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...

Technical Bulletins and Guides

Guide to Hose Compounds, Properties, and Their Applications When choosing the right hose for your application, it is helpful to understand the benefits of different hose materials. Before we get...

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 its application. Specifically, the...

Technical Guide: Industrial Hose Secure Clamp Styles When it comes to industrial hose assemblies, there are multiple ways to attach fittings to a length of hose. A few of those...

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...

Technical Guide: How to Identify Flange Fittings One of the challenges for a hose user is how to identify the fitting on the end of your hydraulic hose. This particular...

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...

Case Studies and Application Notes

Cross Company paired with Nordfab to implement Parker's Transair system, a leading solution known for its innovative design, versatility, durability, and ease of installation....

Cross Hose & Fittings Helps Highland Brewing Add Hop Cannon to Brewing Process Highland Brewing, based in Asheville, NC, is the largest independent, family-owned brewery native to the Southeast. For...

Cross Company Application Note: MiniKrimp Hose Repair for Campbell Crane Cross Hose & Fittings Gets Campbell Crane Up and Running Fast with MiniKrimp When Campbell Crane needed a hose repaired...

Application Note: Quick Delivery of Parker Fittings Cross Hose & Fittings Helped The Vaughn Company Get the Parts they Needed Quickly When Bobby Vaughn, of The Vaughn Company, needed custom...

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...

Application Note: Solution for Non-Commercial Grill Cross Hose and Fittings Team Helps Customer with Non-Commercial Grill Cross Hose & Fittings Stores help customers of all sizes, from giant manufacturing facilities...

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
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 of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
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.