100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Innovating The Industrial World, One Customer at a Time.
We apply technologies and services to increase efficiency, reduce risk, and improve quality.
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Offering ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Calibration Services
Did you know Cross offers an industry leading scope of ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited calibration services? We have a network of precision measurement laboratories throughout the U.S. all accredited by A2LA.
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Industrial Automation

Solve the most challenging applications with robotic, pneumatic, and machine automation solutions.

Industrial Hose and Fittings

Connected with quality… total hose and fitting products and services in store or at your facility. All North Carolina store locations in our network are authorized Parker stores.

Precision Measurement

Your trusted measurement partner providing accuracy, reliability, and efficiency to let you focus on what you do best. J.A. King is now Cross Precision Measurement! Since 1939, our precision measurement group has provided industry-leading technical expertise and world-class customer service; focusing on character, integrity and professionalism.

Industrial Process Solutions

Focused on delivering engineered solutions including Systems Integration, Instrumentation, and Valves for the Process Industry, Cross’ Process Solutions Group partners with our clients throughout the complete lifecycle of their process.

As an authorized distributor for a wide range of top quality brands, Cross offers a complete selection of process measurement and control equipment through our digital store ShopCross. The products at ShopCross are backed by our experts in hydraulics, pneumatics, robotics, precision measurement, so you know you’ve got the right solution for the job. Paired with our industry leading customer service and technical expertise, ShopCross is your one-stop shop for everything industrial.

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Get information about industry trends, product updates, and educational content from Cross, the way you want to receive it. Select your interest and receive content tailored to your particular industry. With subject matter experts specializing in everything from mobile hydraulic equipment to robotics and machine automation, we’ve always got new content. Don’t miss out!

Latest Resources from Our Experts

When electrifying your mobile equipment, thermal management is an important consideration. The thermal management needs of electric vehicles (EV) are significantly different from those of internal combustion engines (ICE) and must be considered when planning for electrification. Why are they so different? There are two primary reasons. First, ICE vehicles…

A robust quality control system should have controls in place to ensure that calibration accuracies and/or expanded uncertainties are sufficiently small so that the adequacy of the measurements made is not affected. The terminology utilized for the adequacy of the measurements has evolved over the years and can be a…

With force & compliance control you are able to set a path and program the robot to be compliant to a particular force in a determined axis. See why that is beneficial.

As the trend toward electrification of mobile equipment accelerates, it is becoming increasingly apparent that simply looking at the power rating of the current Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and using that to assume battery power requirements is not enough. In most cases, this leads to an overestimation of the piece…

Why choose Cross Automation as your Integration Partner? When looking for a manufacturing automation integration partner, we know you have a lot of choices. So why partner with Cross? Speed We know when you come to us, you have a pain point and need it solved as soon as possible.…

Study: Coefficients of Thermal Expansion Thermal Expansion in dimensional calibration is a significant factor to the values we report on traceable certificates. Thermal expansion is dependent on the composition of the material we measure and the standards we use for comparison. In addition, the time allowed for the device under…

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FCI Resource Cross Process Solutions Group is pleased to announce that FCI’s new SIL-2 rated FS10i Series Thermal Flow Meters for air, compressed air,
December 2, 2022
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Cross Precision Measurement in Chattanooga is now bigger and better than ever! Our Chattanooga office has more staff and more standards than ever, ready
November 8, 2022
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Parker’s Transair Products Offer Faster Installation and Corrosion and Contamination Resistance for Technical Rooms Technical rooms generally feature reduced space, aggressive environments and pressure
October 28, 2022
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Offering Outstanding Reliability and Cost Efficiency Our North Carolina ParkerStore locations offer the exclusive Colorflow line of valves. These valves feature a reference point
October 26, 2022

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In the meantime, enjoy these fun facts…

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