Electronic Controls for Mobile Vehicles

Electronic Controls for Mobile Hydraulic Machines

Wade Wessler | September 26th, 2016

What makes us unique at Cross Company is our expertise in both mobile hydraulic and electronic controls systems. We understand the mechanics of your vehicle’s design and that sets us apart from your typical controls integrator.

Our controls design engineers are experienced in multiple control languages and platforms. These languages include ladder logic, structured text, function block, and sequential flow chart.

Our controller and custom display platforms utilize open source software Codesys 2.3 and Codesys 3.5. Some of our competitors utilize systems that run on proprietary software, which limits your ability to make changes without incurring extra costs. Cross Company decided to use the open source Codesys software platform because we want you to own your final product, and this enables you to make changes to it as you see fit.

One of our specialties is interfacing with Tier 4 diesel engines and designing custom HMI displays to meet your customer’s specific needs. We can also interface with CAN switches, joysticks, and keypads to simplify your wiring and installation.

To assist with troubleshooting your vehicles, we can include vehicle manuals within the custom HMI displays. In addition, we can program advanced vehicle diagnostics and troubleshooting within this same custom HMI display, increasing the productivity of your vehicle. If you have a vehicle issue, you no longer have to guess where it is!

We develop radio remote control systems to provide wireless operation of some - or all - of your machine functions. We develop data acquisition systems to help you and your customers measure uptime, downtime, maintenance schedules, and monitor productivity. We also design and fabricate custom control panels and wiring harnesses.

We provide on-site vehicle prototype start-up as part of our custom design solutions. By doing this on-site, we can get sign off from engineering, sales and marketing, and management to make sure we hit ALL of your design requirements.

We have traditionally focused on the Railroad, Utilities, Municipal Equipment, Ground Support Equipment, Transportation, Mining, Construction, and the Agricultural markets. In addition, we are expanding more into the electrification of vehicles as design requirements and markets change. The bottom line is that Cross Company provides complete power and control designs customized for you and your vehicle needs.

Our goal is to be an extension of your engineering group. Let us design a solution for you!

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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.