Cross Company Custom Control Panels

Electronic Controls for Mobile Hydraulic Machines

Wade Wessler | December 7th, 2015

On a mobile vehicle, space is at a premium due to the limited profile of an off-road or on-road vehicle. We see these challenges everyday when we develop custom controls and hydraulic solutions for our customers. We develop custom control panels based on your vehicle’s needs, space requirements, and production requirements.

This panel is an example of one of our custom design solutions.

  • Mounted outside on the chassis of an on-road vehicle.
  • A clear front panel for operator use while the door is closed.
  • Shatterproof to protect the HMI from road debris during transit.
  • The 7” HMI display gives the operator an interface to all machine parameters such as blower temperature, vacuum levels, and vehicle RPM. 
  • Robust, continuous hinge to support door sturdiness. 
  • Inside the panel you will find an air manifold, CAN based controller and display, wireless remote control receiver, and built in diodes for manual override on some body functions should the control system fail.
  • Records engine fault codes and controls engine RPM along with controlling vehicle body functions.
  • On the outside of the panel is a USB port for data logging, such as during unsafe operating conditions.
  • All connections are quick disconnect, which allows for easier wiring and installation. No more wiring on the production floor!

These panels exemplify our controls and panel design services. If you have a controls and custom panel requirement on a mobile vehicle, please keep Cross Company in mind. We don’t just sell components here at Cross, we develop complete customer driven solutions.

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Wade Wessler


Wade Wessler is the Cross Company Mobile Controls Product Manager. Wade was formerly the Southeastern Regional Manager for ifm effector. Wade has almost 30 years of experience in the field and, since 2011, has covered the mobile OEM market. Wade is a Wofford College graduate and an avid sportsman. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, 3 sons, and 1 daughter.