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Precision Measurement Articles and White Papers

Since 1939, our precision measurement team has compiled a wealth of knowledge about subjects within the precision measurement industry. Take a look at some of our latest articles.

A written calibration program is a key component in a food safety and quality system. In addition to determining what needs to be calibrated, how often, and by whom, a good calibration program includes steps to be taken if equipment is found out of tolerance. These steps must address both…

Could online gloss measurement improve your process? When producing high volume hard surface floor coverings, uniformity is key.  In the flooring industry, the ability to maintain consistency across inventory is critical to avoid downgrading product. While it is very common to use handheld gloss meters to spot check product, this…

What is the IP Code? The IP code (either the Ingress Protection code or the International Protection code) is defined by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) in IEC 60529. It is a coding system which defines the degrees of protection provided by enclosures. This includes access to hazardous parts, ingress…

This article, originally published in the April 2018 edition of Quality Magazine, was written by Amanda Weiner, Cross Company Strategic Communications Manager. Can You Save Time and Money by Automating your Quality Processes? Whether you are looking at industrial robots or cobots, automation can be a great solution. More and…

There are many reasons to decide to bring your calibration services in-house. If cost is a factor, our cost calculator can help you make the right choice. When making the decision to move calibration in-house or trying to determine if keeping your calibration in-house is the right choice, there are…

The new ISO 17025:2017 standards’ increased focus on statements of conformity has sparked some great conversations recently about acceptable levels of risk, including false acceptance and false rejection. We wanted to take some time this month to talk through statements of conformity and acceptable risk and share a bit more…

Weighing equipment in hazardous areas must not only withstand corrosion and harsh environments, but it must also operate without running the risk of igniting any flammable dust, fibers, or gas that may be present. Intrinsically safe technology offers many benefits and has become the ignition protection method of choice versus…

What should you look for in calibration management software? Utilizing a calibration management software can help to streamline and organize your quality process by allowing easier and faster access to the data you need while also reducing paper and physical files. There are a variety of these programs on the…

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J.A. King is Now Part of Cross Company!

Still offering the same world class customer service since 1939, J.A. King is now a part of the Cross Company family. This means our customers have even more support as our capability continues to grow. As always, reach out to our team if you have any questions, and take a look at all we now have to offer! Interested in a quote?