100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Cross Automation Solutions

Manufacturing automation experts partnering with you to develop innovative solutions backed by world-class customer service.

Offering a range of automation solutions for the industrial world.

Automating Manual Processes

Whether you are dealing with staffing shortages or simply want to utilize your human labor for higher value tasks elsewhere in your facility, automation is a great solution. Our specialties include packaging and material handling, machine tending, testing and quality, and automated measurement.

Automation for Machine Builders

As a machine builder you are constantly working to improve your product. Our team of experts can help you with the automation components and sub assemblies. We offer a wide range of automation components including actuators, servo and stepper motors, gantries, pneumatic valves, end of arm tools, HMIs, and more.

Service and Support

Maximize your investment with our service and support services. Our team of experts can help with Custom Automation Solutions and Sub Assemblies, Cable Management, Repair and Refurbishment, Training, and more. See how our expertise can add value to your operation.

Resources from Our Automation Experts

Our automation experts make us more than just a distributor of automation solutions. At Cross, our automation team works on a range of projects and have accumulated a wealth of knowledge from real world experience, knowledge to help our customers succeed. Take a look at the latest articles, technical guides, and case studies from our automation team.

Why use a linear shaft motor instead of a U-shaped linear servo motor? With an independent review of energy efficiency, this article discusses the benefits of using linear shaft motors in place of linear servo motors.

A common trend in the industrial automation and robotics industries is looking for electric alternatives to pneumatic components. What is the benefit of switching from pneumatic to electromechanical actuators? Take a look at our top 5 benefits to see why it might be right for your operation.

Solenoid valves used in air manifolds can be direct acting or pilot operated. In the case of a direct acting solenoid valve, the coil acts directly on the valve spool to actuate it. In the case of a pilot operated solenoid valve, it uses system air pressure as a pilot to actuate the spool.…

Vertical Loads: When And How Should Brakes Be Used On A Linear Actuator? In Motion Control, there are many examples of vertical applications, and the examples can vary widely. Whether it’s a packaging gantry or a robot end effector, linear actuators commonly are used to lift loads against gravity. However…

Top five reasons cobots are great for adapting to our “new normal” It’s an understatement to say that things have changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, almost everything about our daily lives has changed in an effort to adapt and continue operations while keeping…

Pneumatic Proportional Control with Actuator Position Feedback When infinite position adjustability of an actuator through its entire range of motion is required, many people have become accustomed to looking at servo-electric solutions first. This is often the best choice, but in some cases, a pneumatic solution can be more cost-effective overall.…

What Customers Are Saying

"The customer service we receive from Cross is the best in the industry, and we will continue to use Cross as the preferred vendor for every order for which you folks can handle for us. I wish all our vendors were as knowledgeable and professional as you folks. It means a lot to me." - Packaging OEM
"For the record, Cross is one of the easiest vendors we work with. You get it done and we appreciate it." - Building Materials OEM
"It’s a pleasure to work with the people at Cross Automation where the service and response is excellent. They worked to develop a cost-effective and customized solution to increase automation on our packaging lines. Despite the current environment of massive lead times and delays, our palletizer was delivered on time and within budget. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future." -Fuel Producer

Manufacturing automation experts partnering with you to develop innovative solutions backed by world-class customer service.

News, Events, Supplier Updates

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Check out this video from our very own Grady Turner walking through the installation of AIRSKIN on a Universal Robots UR5. AIRSKIN is built
August 27, 2020
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AIRSKIN Resource Take a look as Noah Weiss, one of our Robotics and Machine Automation experts unboxes a new AIRSKIN setup. He walks through
July 30, 2020

Integrating Solutions from Industry Leading Brands

Our team works with an industry leading number of suppliers when developing solutions for our customers, so we can integrate the right components every time. Our expertise, paired with access to a wider range of materials, means we can build the best solution for your process.

See How Our Automation Team Can Help Improve Quality, Increase Efficiency, And Reduce Risk In Your Operation