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Consumer Products Industry Newsletter – November 2023

'Tis the Season to Winterize your Truck Scale

truck scale in the snow

Your truck scale is the cash register of your operation, inaccurate weights can lead to lost revenue. Regular truck scale maintenance along with regular calibration helps to ensure that your truck scale is giving repeatable and accurate measurements. Now is a great time to make sure your scale is ready for winter weather. Not sure what to do? Click below to learn more.

What's New at Cross

Is your quality team short staffed? Automation could be the answer!

It’s becoming harder and harder to find reliable quality techs. We can help you free up the people you do have for higher value tasks while automating parts inspection on your CMMs, video measurement equipment, and more! Check out this video to see a demo of a Doosan cobot tending a Flash 200.

How much do you know about product & materials testing?

Whether you know nothing and want to understand the basics or you are looking for a more in depth understanding of various testing services, we can help! We’ve put together a playlist of clips from our past testing webinars that cover the basics. Click below to watch.

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Optimize Your Control Valve Performance

control valves

The Cross Valve Automation Center is a partner you can trust. We offer a range of services to ensure your control valves are operating at their best. You can trust our attention to detail and we pride ourselves on world class customer service with a focus on quality.

Did you know?

Cross has it’s own construction crew that specializes in truck scale installs? Our team of experts will make sure your scale is installed correctly and calibrated, giving you confidence in the measurement data.

👀Check out this timelapse of a recent install!

Cross Provides Tangible Value for You

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Improve Efficiency

The Altera CMM SCANtek from LK Metrology offers speed and flexibility.

It accomplishes this by using five axes to make complex measurements. Used for for verifying dimensional accuracy and inspecting the surface finish of components, it can capture up to 4,000 coordinate points per second. If you are interested in learning more contact us today!

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Reduce Risk

If you aren’t regularly verifying the proper operation of your gas detectors, your team could be at risk. Beyond regular calibrations, it is advisable to routinely verify the function of your detectors. Cross has a team of highly trained service technicians to help!

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Raise Quality

We know how hard it is to find CMM programmers. If you don’t have the skillset in-house Cross Precision Measurement can assist. We have a team of inspection and measurement experts who are proficient in a number of software platforms including Calypso.

If you need a hand with CMM programming or just inspection services in general reach out to us today.

See how our team can help improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce risk

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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.