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Hydrostatic Pumps: Electronic Control vs Manually Control

Zek Grantham | November 26th, 2018 Times are changing in the mobile hydraulics world with the integration of electronics into hydraulic systems. Many people have felt the effects of Tier 4 and all the additional electronics, wiring harnesses, and displays that have been forced upon them with these regulations. To better understand Tier 4 and the

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

High-Flow Advanced Control Valves

David Saunders | November 26th, 2018 In Mobile Hydraulics, we most commonly encounter actuator flows from fractions of a gallon per minute (gpm) to around 25 gpm. However, there are applications where much more than that is necessary to result in the speeds and forces required by the task. With smaller flows, there is an array

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

Universal Robots Application Builder: Fast CoBot Deployment

Karthik Rajamani | November 12th, 2018 Collaborative robots (CoBots) are already making significant inroads in the US and global manufacturing industry with Universal Robots (UR) staking a majority market share. With more and more first-timers looking at ways to automate using CoBots, it becomes important to make the process easier for them. Having pioneered the easy-to-use robot programming interface,

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Cross Group - Hose and Fittings

Common Mistakes When Buying Hydraulic Hose

Joe Mainello | November 9th, 2018 When faced with overwhelming choices and timeline constraints, mistakes can be made when specifying and purchasing hydraulic hoses. In this blog, we’ll go over some of the more common ones. Don’t Buy On Upfront Price Alone This one can cause future problems immediately upon purchase. Some buyers will only consider

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

Relief Valves: Why One Is Not Enough

Paul Badowski | November 5th, 2018 Hydraulic oil can do an incredible amount of work very efficiently. It can also cause extreme damage to pumps, motors, hose, fittings – the weakest link – when there is no safety relief valve. Every hydraulic system should have at least one, if not two relief valves. One main relief

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

Design an I/O Power Supply from the Omron NX Bus

In our previous blog post, “What is an Omron NX Power Module and Do You Need One?,” we discussed what an Omron NX power supply module was and why it was necessary. In this blog, we will go more in depth on how to design and specify the actual power supply needed for a particular

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Cross Group - Hose and Fittings

S.T.A.M.P.E.D: “A” is for Application

Kevin Olmstead | October 31st, 2018 Previously, we discussed the acronym S.T.A.M.P.E.D. This acronym is short for Size, Temperature, Application, Material/Media, Pressure, Ends, Delivery. Today we will tackle the next letter, “A,” that represents Application. At first, “application” might seem like a broad term in regards to choosing the correct hose for the job, but it really isn’t. “Application” refers to the environment in which

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Cross Group - Process Control Integration

How To Evaluate a Systems Integrator for Your Distillery

John Loose | October 30th, 2018 Evaluating a Systems Integrator for upcoming projects is an important part of the project process and the decision typically affects more than one project. This will end up being a relationship that lasts over a number of projects and multiple years. Documentation A well-established documentation system is a key to

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

Starting Torque vs Running Torque

Zek Grantham | October 23rd, 2018 Not all motors are created equal. This is important to remember when picking out a motor for your hydraulic system. Each style of hydraulic motor (gear, vane, geroler, piston) has different running torque and efficiencies that must be considered. When picking out a hydraulic motor, it is a common and costly mistake

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