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Manual Processes

If you’re tasked with increasing efficiency in your process, you’ve come to the right place. Our team has automated a range of processes including packaging and material handling, machine tending, testing and quality, and automated measurement.

As it becomes increasingly difficult to find and keep reliable human resources, the need for automation of mundane monotonous tasks becomes a necessity. The ability to automate dull, dirty, or dangerous, repetitive tasks allows you to better use your human labor in higher value assignments. It is also a great way to improve efficiency and reduce the risk of injuries on the job.

The Cross automation team has years of experience working in a variety of applications to develop solutions using robotic automation, pneumatics, vision and electro-mechanical motion control. We love helping customers just like you improve efficiency, reduce risk, and improve the quality of your product by 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.

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With expertise ranging from packaging and material handling to custom measurement, our automation team can help improve efficiency by automating manual processes in a variety of settings. Our top categories include:

Cross has developed a number of solutions specially tailored to automated packing and material handling. These turnkey solutions can be quickly deployed in your facility to make automating your processes easier. Jobs such as palletizing can lead to serious repetitive motion injuries putting your human resources at risk. These solutions automate repetitive tasks and free up manual labor for more complex tasks. Whether you are automating your entire packaging process or you just want to automate a few hard to staff positions, we have a variety of ready to go solutions to fit your needs.

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Cross has developed a number of solutions specially tailored to press brake and machine tending. Designed to increase efficiency and reduce labor costs associated with manual machine tending, these turnkey solutions can be quickly deployed in your facility to make automating your processes easier. Available on a small, mobile or large, fixed platforms depending on application needs, our machine tending solutions are ideal for automating your manual process.

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Ensuring that your product meets the appropriate quality and testing standards is critical in manufacturing. Traditionally, this is a task set aside for humans. However, if you have high throughput or even want to check 100% of your product before it leaves your facility, keeping up with a human workforce can be difficult. Enter Cross Automation, our team has developed automated solutions that can handle product testing and quality inspection quickly and efficiently.

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Since 1958, our engineering team has been developing and implementing cutting edge solutions custom tailored for our clients’ specific needs. Whatever your unique measurement application, we can create a solution. We’ve developed projects as complex as customized batching and filling systems, while also offering solutions for improving efficiency in simple processes such as manually measuring runout.

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Cross palletizing robots offer a flexible solution to eliminate repetitive, manual stacking and unstacking tasks. The small footprint makes them ideal for tight manufacturing lines and allows them to adapt to different tasks as needed. Automatic palletizer models are available for different payloads, cycle times and column heights.

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The Cross automation team provides a range of services and expertise within our robotics and electro-mechanical automation units. At Cross, our customers benefit from the industry knowledge gained from our technical experts, paired with world class customer service, so you know your operation is in good hands.

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Industries We Serve

Providing high-quality solutions for to help automate manual processes across dozens of industries. 


Our experts are the value behind our offering.  With real world experience in a range of specializations, our team has compiled a wealth of resources for our customers.

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.

Innovate, Grow, and Transform

Our experts work with customers to create innovative solutions for their manufacturing challenges, growing them into market leaders that can transform industries. At it’s core, this initiative focuses on three main value drivers; Raise Quality, Reduce Risk, and Improve Efficiency in the process. We believe that quality + efficiency – risk = innovation, and that leads to success.

Improve Efficiency

Performing like an extenson of your engineering department, our engineers can work with your team to streamline processes and optimize resources.

Reduce Risk

Our quality experts can work with you to mitigate potential losses, ensure safety, and maintain compliance with the latest industrial standards.

Raise Quality

Our specialized teams are focused on specific industries and technologies, making them some of the most knowledgeable in their respective fields.

See how Cross can improve efficiency, reduce risk, and raise quality by automating your manual process.

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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.