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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

How to Specify a Hydraulic Pump in OEM Mobile Machine Designs

David Saunders | October 4th, 2016 So you’ve decided that your system needs to include a hydraulic circuit because electrical or mechanical power transmission just wouldn’t work for reasons of cost, force requirements, or otherwise. You understand the work that needs to be done by the actuators, but now need to specify components. This can be

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Cross Company acquires J. A. King

October 1st, 2018 Greensboro, NC – Cross Company, a 100% employee-owned company providing technologies to improve machine and manufacturing process performance, announced today they are acquiring J.A. King, an ISO-17025 accredited precision measurement and calibration company. Said Cross Company’s CEO, Steve Earley, “Cross Company and J.A. King are a perfect strategic fit. This combination of companies

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Cross Group - Process Control Integration

8 Factors For Process Automation Project Success

Robbie Peoples, P.E. | September 24th, 2018 Complex integration projects can present a level of ambiguity even for seasoned project managers. Keeping a close watch on budget and schedule are critical for success, but are not enough to ensure the project is a success in the eyes of a customer. Maintaining customer satisfaction can be the most

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Cross Group - Process Instrumentation

Wireless Alarms for Facility Safety Showers Save Lives

Jeff Cater | September 18th, 2018 Every industrial processing facility has alarms for all sorts of events. They can be simple things like high temperaturespressures or tank overfill. It may, however, be more urgent such as a fire or toxic gas leak. The majority of these urgent and potentially catastrophic events already have some sort of

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

The Basics of Hydraulic Spool Valves

Paul Badowski | September 18th, 2018 Production is shut down! Oil has leaked everywhere. Management is screaming to get the line going again. You hit the GO button and nothing moves. You’ve done some troubleshooting; you’ve got power, you’ve got a functional hydraulic system. Everything is working except for one function. all these signs tell you

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Cross Group - Hose and Fittings

Advantages of Tubing vs. Piping

Joe Mainello | September 12th, 2018 Depending on your application, you may consider whether you need tubing or piping to convey your material – but you may find one superior to the other. Tube bending improves fluid-flow characteristics by creating compact systems with smooth directional changes. The 45 or 90-degree elbows used in piping systems frequently

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Cross Group - Hose and Fittings

Why You Should Use Certified Hydraulic Hose Distributors

Brian Crisp | August 27th, 2018 As we all know everyone is extremely busy and time is one of the things that we value the most. On occasion, we choose shortcuts over safety, such as the guy down the street versus a certified hose and fittings distributor. Everyone wants to be back up and running ASAP,

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

Determine Required Motor Torque on Mechanical Positioning Systems

Steve Dickerson | August 20th, 2018 The new LinTech tool provides a relatively painless method for choosing a motor with enough power at your desired move speed. Mechanical positioner manufacturer and Cross Company supplier, Lintech, has developed a great new tool now available on their website. This tool is an “App” for determining the required motor torque necessary

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

Schunk KTG50 Gripper Demo

Rusty Richardson | August 17th, 2018 When handling delicate parts, a pneumatic gripper is often overlooked because it might develop too much force and damage the part. Vacuum or force-controlled electric grippers are sometimes the first choices in such applications. But when factors such as surface irregularities or part position repeatability make vacuum solutions impractical, and

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