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Process Valves and Valve Automation

Cross Company Process Valves and Valve Automation

In Cross Company’s Valve Automation Center, we complete valve assemblies to meet our customer’s exact specifications.

With an extensive inventory of ball valves, butterfly valves, control valves, actuators, solenoids, limit switches, and digital valve positioners from industry-leading manufacturers, Cross Company’s’ team of Valve Specialists assist our customers in maximizing cycle life while minimizing unplanned downtime.

If you need a process valve, we can help. Contact one of our process engineers, application specialists, or support today to learn more about the services we offer and the value we can provide to process facilities.

Essential Components in Industrial Processes

Valves are one of (if not the) most important parts of industrial processes. They control your flow of liquids, gases, and slurries while also playing a pivotal role in regulating, isolating, and directing the movement of fluids within intricate systems.

At Cross, we’re dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of valves able to cater to the unique needs of a variety of industries. This ensures optimal efficiency, safety, and productivity within your operations.

The world of valves is vast, with many different types, configurations, sizes, and use-cases. From simple on-off valves to the more complex control valves, each serves a unique purpose in managing flow. But no matter your valve requirements, Cross Company Process Solutions is happy to work directly with you to find the best valve for your application.

Control valves regulate the flow of material, either liquids, gases or slurries, through a pipe. They adapt to the changing conditions of a process to keep it as close as possible to the optimum set point. Cross Company offers many different types of linear and rotary styles of valves to suit the particular application.

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On-off valves are in direct contact with the process and have to withstand demanding applications, sometimes in challenging ambient conditions, or with harsh process fluids. On-off valves in certain applications work very hard and are cycled on-off frequently, causing more wear and tear on both valve and actuator parts.

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Valve actuators open and close a valve without manual intervention. They come in three styles: pneumatic, electric and hydraulic, depending on the available source of power. Valve positioners sit between the process controller and the valve actuator and adjusts the actuator’s position depending on a control signal.

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Manual valves, also called block valves, are operated manually with a lever or handwheel. They are primarily on/off but some can accommodate simple throttling. In addition to regular valve uses, manual valves allow you to isolate part of a process for maintenance, like removing pipe or equipment downstream.

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Importance of Valves in Industrial Processes

Valves are the linchpin of many, many industrial processes. They influence factors like efficiency, safety, and compliance. Through regulating the rate of flow, valves can ensure that industrial processes remain within the desired parameters. This control is necessary to maintain high product quality, process efficiency, and production consistency.

Valves are also critical safety measures for many process applications. They allow for quick isolation of equipment in the event of an emergency, preventing leaks, spills, and potential hazards. This also works to protect your most valuable asset: your people.

Further, properly selected and maintained valves contribute to energy efficiency by minimizing leaks and pressure losses, reducing operational costs over time. This allows for precise process optimization, and ultimately more efficient production and a higher-quality end product.

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Offering Solutions From Leading Brands

Why Cross Process Valves and Valve Automation?

At Cross Company, we’re committed to providing high-quality process valves to all of our customers through our strategic partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers. Through this, we’re able to maintain a wide offering of reliable, innovative, and technologically advanced valves suitable for many applications.

Our team of process engineers, application specialists, and support is fully equipped to work with you to find the right valve for your process application. Whether you need a manual valve or an automated flow control system, we have the industry experience, equipment, and expertise necessary to ensure your operations run smoothly and efficiently.

Partnering with Cross Company for your valve needs guarantees access to a vast selection of high-quality products and expert support, enhancing the overall performance and reliability of your operations. Contact one of our experts today to learn more about how Cross can help your process operation.

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Cross Valve Automation Brochure

Optimize your process performance. With an industry leading selection of providers, Cross experts can help your team find exactly what valve automation solutions your operation needs. Take a look at our latest valve automation brochure and contact a Cross expert today! 

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At Cross, we offer much more than just valves and valve automation. We can also provide the solutions our process manufacturing partners need to succeed. Check out our other process solutions equipment and see for yourself.

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Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are 100% employee-owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
Did you know... the precision measurement group at Cross was founded in 1939 by our current CEO's grandfather, Jim King. That's a whole lot of calibration!
Did you know... A fingerprint weighs about 50 micrograms. We know, we weighed it! The residue left from a finger can actually make a difference in weight results which is why we wear gloves when we calibrate weights. For reference, a sheet of paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company has grown significantly since our start in 1954. Over the years we've acquired 26 companies! Today, our five groups have expertise in everything from industrial automation to precision measurement, and industry knowledge going all the way back to 1939.