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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...

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,...

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...

Technical Bulletins and Guides

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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.