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Aerospace and Defense

Providing Tangible Value For The Aerospace and Defense Industry

At Cross Company, our key value drivers center around customer success. With a focus on innovation, we aim to help our customers grow their businesses. Take a look at how our we provide tangible results for this industry and learn more about our Innovate, Grow, Transform initiative.

Increase Efficiency

Increase the efficiency of your process and reduce lead times with the latest commercially available technology perfectly specified for your application

Reduce Risk

Reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure by ensuring your measurement equipment is correctly calibrated and measuring exactly

Stay Compliant

FAA and DoD regulations are always changing. Make sure you can measure and document every part of your process to comply with the latest regulations.
Increase the efficiency of your process and reduce lead times with the latest commercially available technology perfectly specified for your application
Reduce the risk of a catastrophic failure by ensuring your measurement equipment is correctly calibrated and measuring exactly
FAA and DoD regulations are always changing. Make sure you can measure and document every part of your process to comply with the latest regulations.

Increasing Efficiency Without Compromising Quality, Safety Or Compliance

The aerospace industry is subject to constantly evolving technology. Companies in both the defense and commercial sectors must face the complex challenge of manufacturing innovative, high-performing products while also ensuring safety and regulatory compliance in order to remain competitive.

Whether you’re producing aircraft engines, avionics, helicopters, or military satellites, attaining the highest precision and quality are paramount. The failure of a single component could produce devastating results.

The demands of manufacturing for military, aerospace and defense applications and OEMs are rigorous and precise, requiring expert knowledge of specialty hardware and environments, as well as the experience to integrate and control the entire system. From motors to complex positioning systems, sensors, software and command & control solutions, Cross’s engineering expertise provides proven components with known performance as a complete assembly or turn key solution to get your mission-critical job done.

This provides our customers with the latest commercially available technology, reduced development costs, reduced lead time, lower unit cost and startup costs, rapid prototyping, faster fielding and accelerated implementation.

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Cross Offering for Aerospace and Defense

At Cross, we recognize that success in aerospace and defense applications hinges upon more than just reliable products. It requires a combination of industry expertise, a proven track record, and strategic partnerships with leading manufacturers. And that’s just what Cross provides. Whether you operate in the dynamic aerospace and defense sector or any other industry, choosing the right industrial solutions provider is crucial to achieving your goals.

What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to precision and quality. In aerospace and defense, where the stakes are exceptionally high, every component must meet stringent standards. Our specialized knowledge of hardware and environments, coupled with extensive experience in integrating and controlling entire systems, ensures that our solutions not only meet but exceed the rigorous demands of your industry.

The Aviation world is in constant motion. It is an industry with a legacy and a future of innovation including the specialized vehicles that make up the “ground support equipment” manufacturing industry. Cross Company has supported this industry for years with innovative hydraulic system designs and more recently, state of the art control systems. Our control systems can be found on mobile belt conveyors, air start units, and remote air conditioning systems at airports worldwide.

Airport Support Equipment →

When it comes to repairing and maintaining aircraft, precision and attention to detail are of paramount importance. In a strictly regulated industry (where lives are on the line), it’s important to work with a company with the experience and expertise to ensure accuracy and excellence.

Aircraft Repair & Maintenance →

Common Applications

Military Aircraft and UAVs

Civilian Aircraft Manufacturing

Airport Operations and Ground Support

Missiles and Precision Weapons Systems

Ground and Sea-based Vehicles

Space and Ground-based Aerospace

Security Platforms

Infrastructure

Advanced Sensing Systems

Latest Case Studies

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Dr. Daniel Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department at a major research university.  He specializes in glaucoma, an eye disease which is due to several different factors.  The only cause of the disease that is treatable is eye pressure and according to Moore, if…

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Cross creates custom actuator for automotive parts manufacturer An automotive manufacturer was in need of replacement actuators for their winding machines.  They had multiple machines in their facility, and each time an actuator failed they had to order a replacement from the OEM in Europe. Unfortunately, the cost of the…

Magnetic calibration by Cross

Technimark, a manufacturer of high-value injection-molded packaging and components, works with some of the most recognizable brands to create rigid plastic solutions for healthcare, consumer packaging, and even industrial applications. The team at Technimark partners with their customers to take designs from the idea stage, through engineering, production, and finally…

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Application Note: Secure Smart Valves for Military Base Cross Helps Military Base Install Secure Smart Valves A military base was in need of smart valves for their high-pressure air service to a wind tunnel test stand. The application required ANSI 2500# Class valves with modern electric actuators. For security reasons,…

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Application Note: Solution for Non-Commercial Grill Cross Hose and Fittings Team Helps Customer with Non-Commercial Grill Cross Hose & Fittings Stores help customers of all sizes, from giant manufacturing facilities to individual homeowners. No matter the size of the customer, it is our top priority to provide high-quality solutions to…

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Application Note: Improved Efficiency for Transmission Parts Manufacturer Cross Improves Efficiency for Transmission Manufacturer with Remote Pushbuttons A transmission manufacturer in South Carolina was experiencing frustration with a process that required employees to walk back and forth to an HMI, which was about 50 feet away to confirm the completion…

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Application Note: Improved Efficiency for Heat Curing Process Cross Automation Increases Efficiency of Heat Curing Process by 60% While working to raise efficiency by automating manual processes through their facilities, a manufacturer realized that their heat curing process was creating a bottleneck in their production. Cross Automation and the customer…

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Cross custom subassembly saves time and money for conveyor manufacturer. The Application A manufacturer of conveyor equipment was using an electrical solenoid to sort products by activating a mechanism that opened the bottom of the conveyor to drop its contents into the appropriate bin. The electric solenoid didn’t generate enough…

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Cross Helps Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Improve pH Measurement Process A pharmaceutical manufacturer located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park was experiencing some issues with their automated pH measurement system. The existing systems were used for monitoring pH in their critical utilities wastewater treatment area. The existing systems were obsolete and required…

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A firearm manufacturer located in the Southeast United States competing for a military bid required help with NATO testing on their AR style rifles. While they had the capability to do some testing internally, they lacked the facilities needed to run the full battery of tests required by the NATO…

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Products for Aerospace and Defense

When the failure of a single component can mean severe consequences, it’s important to partner with a company who can provide top-of-the-line equipment for your operation. Beyond that, it’s important to partner with a company who maintains a commitment to excellence that extends beyond just delivering individual components. At Cross, we bring a wealth of expertise, attention to detail, and industry-leading partnerships to ensure your projects meet the highest standards of precision and quality. Our aerospace and defense offering is designed to cater to the intricate needs of manufacturing components for aircraft engines, avionics, helicopters, and military satellites.

Products for Aerospace and Defense

When the failure of a single component can mean severe consequences, it’s important to partner with a company who can provide top-of-the-line equipment for your operation. Beyond that, it’s important to partner with a company who maintains a commitment to excellence that extends beyond just delivering individual components. At Cross, we bring a wealth of expertise, attention to detail, and industry-leading partnerships to ensure your projects meet the highest standards of precision and quality. Our aerospace and defense offering is designed to cater to the intricate needs of manufacturing components for aircraft engines, avionics, helicopters, and military satellites.

Services for Aerospace and Defense

Our approach extends beyond just providing components. We offer complete hose assemblies, equipment calibration, component testing, hydraulic system integration, and a wide range of other turnkey solutions for the aerospace and defense industry. This means you can trust Cross to deliver tailored services based on the needs of your application, carefully designed to fulfill your mission-critical objectives.