Innovative Solutions for Plastics Manufacturing
Cross company offers a range of technical solutions for the plastics manufacturing industry. Our products and solutions provide tangible value for your operation, targeting quality and efficiency in your process. With a track record of real return on investment, you can be confident that working with Cross will benefit your plastic machining or manufacturing operation.
For example, at Cross, we know that cycle time is a key factor that can be strongly influenced by unscheduled machine downtime and length of start-up time. Both of these factors can be better controlled and decreased through the use of an automated solution. As little as five minutes of downtime can take 30-40 minutes to recoup in production.
Our automation group develops solutions to significantly reduce downtime and free up human operators to do additional, more meaningful tasks that may be too difficult or impractical to automate. Some examples of process efficiencies where automated solutions can be implemented with a fast ROI in plastics machine tending and secondary processes:
Custom Automation for Plastics Manufacturers
Our automation engineers focus on designing and delivering a custom tailored solution for your specific application, turnkey integration, and follow-up support as needed. We have applied custom automation for plastics manufacturers and many in the plastics industry to help significantly improve their efficiency.
Because floorspace is limited in plastic production environments, many of the solutions we have implemented require no more space than a human operator. What’s more, they utilize collaborative robotic technology that typically requires less floor space. Some examples of automation projects that have driven results in the plastics processing industry include:
Measurement and Inspection for Plastics
In addition to automation solutions, we offer a range of inspection solutions and precision measurement for the plastics industry. For example, when you are inspecting complex or hard to measure parts to ensure quality, custom fixtures can help hold parts in a repeatable position to be measured by a CMM or vision inspection system. If you are manufacturing parts such as lids, you may need to test the force required to open or shut. A custom force fixture can help to ensure consistency in your testing process. Custom inspection and measurement fixtures include:
Providing Tangible Value for Plastics Manufacturing
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A range of expertise for the plastics industry
Contact our team of experts today to learn more about how we can help you to improve efficiency and reduce downtime in your plastic production process. Take a look at everything we have to offer for the plastics industry:
Products for the Plastics Industry
High quality products, precisely specified for your plastics manufacturing operation
Services for the Plastics Industry
We provide a variety of services tailored to manufacturers in the plastics industry
Complete Solutions for the Plastics Industry
When an off-the-shelf product just won’t do, our customized solutions fit your process perfectly