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Hose and Fittings Technical Bulletins and Guides

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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 into the various types of rubber compounds, let’s begin with a primer into the origin of natural rubber. The para’…

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 working pressure for the application and whether the pressure is dynamic or static. The working pressure is the highest amount…

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 methods include pre-formed band clamps, double bolt clamps, gear or worm drive clamps, crimpable ferrules, and crimpable sleeves. Depending on…

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…

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 style of fitting is referred to as a Flange Head Style Fitting.  The most common sizes range from 1/2 inch…

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…

Technical Guide: Bend Radius in Hydraulic Hose The minimum bend radius is important when selecting hydraulic hose because it is the limit a hose can be bent without being kinked or damaged. It’s best to be aware of the system where tight space constraints may cause the hose to bend severely…

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.…

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…

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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!
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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.