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Cross Group - Process Instrumentation

Gas Detection in Municipal Applications

Matthew Reid | August 16th, 2018 Wastewater Treatment and Hazardous Gases The operation of Waste Water Treatment (WWT) facilities has evolved into a very technical engineered process. Years ago the process was governed by the adage “dilution is the solution”. This is not adequate for dense, large cities nor is it legal under current regulations. Cities can

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

Selecting a Winch for Heavy Duty Applications

David Saunders | August 14th, 2018 Now that you have designed a heavy-duty, ultra-capable, one-of-a-kind, off-highway vehicle, let’s be sure to properly equip it. Too often, a winch is overlooked when designing mobile equipment, but part of good design includes equipping it with the means to get itself out of trouble. A heavy duty winch can

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

6 Ways Easy Programming and Maintenance Maximizes the Benefits of a Collaborative Robot

Manan Banerjee | July 31st, 2018 Collaborative Robot (CoBot) deployments often have high visibility throughout all levels of an organization, whether it’s manufacturing, packaging, or research. What is also highly visible is the process for conquering the learning curve and the ease with which the robot is back online if (when) hiccups happen. It is pretty obvious that

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Cross Group - Hose and Fittings

S.T.A.M.P.E.D: “T” is for Temperature

Kevin Olmstead | July 30th, 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, “T,” that represents Temperature. Temperature is extremely important when selecting the correct hose for both industrial and hydraulic applications. Understanding the temperature criteria is critical to ensure the compounds used to manufacture the

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

A Bluetooth Solution to Remotely Monitor Hydraulic Systems

Zek Grantham | July 23rd, 2018 Troubleshooting and monitoring a hydraulic system has always been a major challenge in the industry. The downtime alone can cost thousands of dollars even before components start being replaced. Other problems come when a dealer or leasing company has dozens of units in the field and no way of knowing

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

How to Improve Vacuum Efficiency For Packaging Applications

Tony Greenly | July 11th, 2018 Vacuum applications can be prone to inefficiencies and, therefore, waste a lot of energy. If you have a “dumb” or under-sensored process, you may as well count the dollars as the air blows through the exhaust of a venturi! Inefficiencies are a fact of life with vacuum applications, but there is a way

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Cross Group - Robotics and Machine Automation

Quick Startup with Cross Company & Universal Robots Academy

Josh Westmoreland | July 6th, 2018 Interested in learning more about what it takes to program a Universal Robot? Do you already have one at your facility and need to train more personnel on how to use it? Universal Robots Academy Training Program https://youtu.be/gR1IWLHJWXI The Universal Robots Academy is a great resource that you have at your

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Cross Group - Mobile Systems Integration

What Are Tier 4 Diesel Engine Standards And How Do They Affect You?

Wade Wessler | June 28th, 2016 What are Tier 4 Diesel Engine Standards? Currently, Tier 4 diesel engine standards are the strictest EPA emissions requirement for off-highway diesel engines. This requirement regulates the amount of particulate matter (PM), or black soot, and nitrogen oxides (NOx) that can be emitted from an off-highway diesel engine. Based on an engine’s horsepower rating, Tier 4 requirements

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Cross Group - Process Control Integration

OEM Skid Integration for Batch Process

New processes, or the expansion of existing processes, typically include Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) skids. Skid mounted equipment can provide a faster implementation time versus conventional process system building from scratch. Skid equipment can provide fast deployment with a high-quality cost-effective solution for both utility and main processing functions. The integration of skid equipment can be

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