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Kinematics Manufacturing provides controlled torque solutions for industries including mobile machinery, solar & utilities and satellite dish manufacturing.  Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ with manufacturing in Mexico and China, Kinematics is particularly known for their advanced, integrated slew drives.  In addition to slew drives, KMI offers a variety of bearings, motors, encoders, and custom integration services.

Key benefits of KMI products for the mobile industry include:

  • Kinematics has a history of innovation.  Since it began in 1996, the company has pioneered many new technologies including the patented hourglass worm shaft for the mobile equipment market.
  • Kinematics has the largest deployed population of slew drives in the world.  This tried and true technology provides smooth and steady rotation for maximum safety and unrivaled efficiency. Such a large installed base of product also allows Kinematics to draw from real world data in improving and updating their products.
  • Rigorous quality testing including accelerated aging, sand spray, UV and more mean that Kinematics’ products stand up to harsh mobile environments.  Many have a thirty year life span or more!
  • If an off-the-shelf product isn’t quite right for you, Kinematics can fully engineer a custom solution precisely tailored to your needs.  From design to validation and testing, a custom Kinematics solution takes the best of their technologies and perfectly fits it to your machine.

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With an extensive background in a variety of industries, Cross has relationships with a number of leading brands, including exclusive distributorships in some areas. We are proud to offer Kinematics in the following areas:


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