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Established in 1946, Rice Lake Weighing Systems is a global leader in measurement and weight-based solutions, backed by the industry’s best service, selection and speed. As experts in precision weighing, Cross has experience servicing and repairing a variety of equipment to keep our customers up and running with high quality Rice Lake products.

As a regional distributor for Rice Lake throughout all of our territories, Cross offers a variety of high quality precision weighing equipment ranging from truck scales and crane scales to balances and indicators. Ask us which equipment is available in your area!


Bench and Precision Scales

Truck Scales

Rail Scales

Crane Scales

Digital Indicators

Intrinsically Safe Indicators

Featured Rice Lake Products

Available In The Following Areas

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 Rice Lake in the following areas:






North Carolina


South Carolina




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Latest Rice Lake Resources, News and Events

Does your operation utilize large-capacity tanks with load cells? Rice Lake had developed an excellent solution to address interfacing with load cells and their iCUBE² digital junction box. Take a look at this case study where their equipment helped a pharmaceutical company do just that.  “When TriRX Pharmaceutical Services was…

The best protection for hazardous locations In this video from Rice Lake, their scale experts discuss three types of protection for scale equipment located in hazardous areas; explosion proof, purged, and intrinsically safe equipment options. Check out the video to learn more. As a calibration services provider since 1939, our…

Have you ever wondered what defines an analytical balance? From Rice Lake: “An analytical balance is a highly sensitive type of laboratory balance designed to accurately measure objects to sub-milligram readability. These balances are often used in chemical analysis applications.“ This article from Rice Lake explains the basic terms for…

4 Quick Tips for Floor Scale Care Our experts have written articles about scale selection, scale operation and scale maintenance, so we thought we’d share a resource from our supplier, Rice Lake about their top four tips for floor scale care.  Inspect and clean beneath your floor scale Check your…

What kind of torture do your load cells have to withstand? This article from Rice Lake explains how to choose a load cell that will operate reliably in hostile environments and rugged operating conditions. Learn what makes a tough application, or how construction materials, cables and high temperature components affect…

Rice Lake Resource Loadcells are the essential part of any weighing system and how they are sealed affects performance in the particular scale environment.  The article below, from our partner Rice Lake Weighing Systems, is an excellent synopsis of the different type of load cell seals available. Three Types of…

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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 to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
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.