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Actuators and Positioners

Cross Company Actuators and Positioners

Actuators are essential components in many industrial processes, enabling precise control and the automation of valve operation. Actuators play a pivotal role in regulating fluid/gas flow, maintaining ideal pressure levels, and ensuring optimal process conditions.

At Cross Company Process Solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of actuators sourced from reputable manufacturers, delivering top-notch quality and reliability to enhance the efficiency and safety of your operations.

At Cross, we have decades of experience in specifying the correct valves and positioners for an application. Our experts can choose from a variety of manufacturers that we represent, including Neles (formerly Jamesbury), Flo-tite, Apollo, KOSO Hammel Dahl, Max-Seal, Parker, Steriflow, Low Flow and Jordan Valve. We take the time to learn about your application and what you’re trying to accomplish and then make a tailored recommendation for your particular need.

Whether it’s providing a bare actuator, helping to size an actuator or designing a customized automation solution, Cross Company can help.

Automating Process Control Systems

Actuators provide the necessary force to open and close valves, while positioners accurately control valve positions based on external signals, allowing for seamless integration into automated control systems.

Actuators and positioners enable remote operation of valves, reducing the need for personnel to be physically present in hazardous or remote locations. By automating these valve operations, the need for manual intervention is minimized, leading to consistent and efficient process performance.

Adding actuators and positioners to your process also allows for rapid responses to changing conditions, which can maintain process stability and prevent incidents that can cause injury, damage, or downtime. Further, automating these systems reduces the potential for operator error, which enhances process reliability overall.

Enhanced precision

Remote process control

Increased efficiency

Quick response

Greater facility safety

Energy savings

Valve Actuators

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. Selection of the right actuator depends on:

  • Needed actuation speed
  • How frequently it will actuate
  • Cycle life
  • Need for a manual override or fail-safe
  • Temperature
  • Whether the valve is in a hazardous environment or not
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Valve Positioners

Valve positioners sit between the process controller and the valve actuator and adjusts the actuator’s position depending on a control signal. A valve positioner allows you to fine tune your process or speed up your response to changes in the process. They can be used for both linear and rotary valves and come in three styles:

  • Pneumatic
  • Electro-pneumatic
  • Digital

Offering Solutions From Leading Brands

Why Cross Actuators and Positioners?

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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Related Valves and Valve Automation

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

See How Our Process Solutions Team Can Help Improve Quality, Increase Efficiency, And Reduce Risk.

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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.