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Automation

With force & compliance control you are able to set a path and program the robot to be compliant to a particular force in a determined axis. See why that...

Why choose Cross Automation as your Integration Partner? When looking for a manufacturing automation integration partner, we know you have a lot of choices. So why partner with Cross? Speed...

Why use a linear shaft motor instead of a U-shaped linear servo motor? With an independent review of energy efficiency, this article discusses the benefits of using linear shaft motors...
A common trend in the industrial automation and robotics industries is looking for electric alternatives to pneumatic components. What is the benefit of switching from pneumatic to electromechanical actuators? Take...

Solenoid valves used in air manifolds can be direct acting or pilot operated. In the case of a direct acting solenoid valve, the coil acts directly on the valve spool...

Vertical Loads: When And How Should Brakes Be Used On A Linear Actuator? In Motion Control, there are many examples of vertical applications, and the examples can vary widely. Whether...

Hose and Fittings

Compressed air distribution piping is a necessary component in many industrial operations. It links the compressor room to the point of use. And yet, this seemingly unassuming system has immense...

At Cross Hose & Fittings, our top priorities are providing world-class customer service and building safe, high-quality hose assemblies for our customers. Below are some of the ways we go...

At Cross, we take safety seriously. Our team works hard to ensure that we manufacture the highest quality, safe hose assemblies and train our customers to do the same. However,...

In many industrial systems, hydraulic fluids may come into contact with sparks, flames or could be subject to extreme ambient conditions caused by nearby equipment. When these conditions are present,...

Compressed air literally keeps your facility running, but are you wasting time and money with copper or galvanized steel tubing? These old systems are time-consuming and expensive to install, and...

Mobile Systems Integration

Why should you care about efficient hydraulics in electrification? It may seem counterintuitive to focus on making your hydraulic system efficient when electrifying your off-highway machine. However, most of the...

When electrifying your mobile equipment, thermal management is an important consideration. The thermal management needs of electric vehicles (EV) are significantly different from those of internal combustion engines (ICE) and...

As the trend toward electrification of mobile equipment accelerates, it is becoming increasingly apparent that simply looking at the power rating of the current Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and using...

The short answer is, likely yes. As a mobile systems integrator, we always have our eye on the future. An important part of predicting where the market is going is...

It’s no secret that the automotive market is moving towards electrification, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the industrial mobile market is also headed that way. Whether the driver...

Testing for Mobile Electrification Components, how does your equipment hold up in the field? For mobile machine builders, the push toward electrification is growing more popular every year. Environmental regulations...

Precision Measurement

If you’re in an area that experiences moderate to heavy snowfall, you may be wondering how this impacts the accuracy and performance of your truck scale. The short answer is...
Cross Company is now accredited for the ISO 10360-12 standard, a cutting-edge benchmark for the calibration of portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) arms and scanners. This allows us to offer...
If you’re in an area that experiences moderate to heavy snowfall, you may be wondering how this impacts the accuracy and performance of your truck scale. The short answer is...

A robust quality control system should have controls in place to ensure that calibration accuracies and/or expanded uncertainties are sufficiently small so that the adequacy of the measurements made is...

Warranty claims and recalls can quickly eat into your bottom line. Not to mention the risk of serious injury to your customers when a product fails. While not all claims...

Can using a single source calibration provider help with audits? If you’ve ever been through an audit, you know that the goal is to get the auditor the information that...

Process Solutions

Ultrasonic flow meters provide a number of advantages, from ease of installation and limited downtime to lack of intrusion into your pipes....
Ultrasonic flow meters provide a number of advantages, from ease of installation and limited downtime to lack of intrusion into your pipes....
In water treatment plants (WTP) ammoniators are critical in the chlorination disinfection process. The addition of ammonia is a common municipal water treatment method that ensures public water supplies are...

How can Cross help with your aging equipment? As your process equipment begins to age it becomes harder to operate your facility. Finding technicians and engineers who are familiar with...

Are your valves lasting a year or less in your application? If the answer to this question is “yes”, then you may have the wrong valve for your application. There...

Why you should choose FLEXIM ultrasonic meters for data centers If you are looking for flow meters for your data center, you have a number of options. If you want...

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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.