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Case Studies and Application Notes

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Automation

The Application A manufacturer of metal components in Tennessee needed help with automating a workstation on a new line. They wanted a UR robot to pick from two locations and then move parts between stations. The manufacturer required that this station be automated, because in order to meet their customer’s…

Cross custom subassembly saves time and money for conveyor manufacturer The Application A manufacturer of conveyor equipment was using an electrical solenoid to sort products by activating a mechanism that opened the bottom of the conveyor to drop its contents into the appropriate bin. The electric solenoid didn’t generate enough…

When designing pneumatic circuits, there are usually various ways to achieve your desired end goals. Some designs can be complex with many parts to consider, while other designs can be relatively simple; both can give you similar end results. In this application, we explore some options for designing a dual…

Using a hand crank for automation may sound like an oxymoron, but there are times when it makes sense. Sometimes an application requires the robustness, precision, and customization that is available from automation equipment, but it also requires manual control. The issue with this is that automation equipment is generally…

Hose and Fittings

Cross Hose & Fittings Helps Highland Brewing Add Hop Cannon to Brewing Process Highland Brewing, based in Asheville, NC, is the largest independent, family-owned brewery native to the Southeast. For the past several years, the craft brewing industry has seen increased demand for hop-forward Indian Pale Ales, or IPAs. These…

Cross Company Application Note: MiniKrimp Hose Repair for Campbell Crane Cross Hose & Fittings Gets Campbell Crane Up and Running Fast with MiniKrimp When Campbell Crane needed a hose repaired on their crane they called Cross Hose & Fittings in Asheville. They were working on a big job and the…

Application Note: Quick Delivery of Parker Fittings Cross Hose & Fittings Helped The Vaughn Company Get the Parts they Needed Quickly When Bobby Vaughn, of The Vaughn Company, needed custom hoses built quickly he was frustrated by the slow response time of another vendor who took eight hours just to…

Application Note: Custom Vacuum Box Cross Hose & Fittings Helps Customer Design Custom Vacuum Box Solution A manufacturer of die-cast automotive parts contacted Cross Hose & Fittings about building a vacuum box for one of their die-cast machines. They knew what they wanted but were not sure what parts they…

Application Note: Solution for Non-Commercial Grill Cross Hose and Fittings Team Helps Customer with Non-Commercial Grill Cross Hose & Fittings Stores help customers of all sizes, from giant manufacturing facilities to individual homeowners. No matter the size of the customer, it is our top priority to provide high-quality solutions to…

Mobile Systems Integration

Cross Mobile Systems Integration Helps Old Dominion Brush Improve Serviceability and Reduce Cost Old Dominion Brush, or ODB, is a manufacturer of debris collectors, leaf vacuum trucks and trailers. ODB initially worked with Cross Mobile Systems Integration (MSI) on a leaf-vac truck project involving a complete hydraulic system and control…

Case Study: Anderson UnderBridge Cross helps Anderson UnderBridge improve functionality, safety, and efficiency of their equipment Anderson UnderBridge, located in York, SC, is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of equipment used to access the underside of bridges for inspection, repair, and construction. They have partnered with Cross Mobile System Integration…

Cross Company replaced a secondary power source with an engine-mounted generator to create an electric screed at a competitive price Mauldin Paving Products is an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of asphalt paving equipment, based near Greenville, SC. They produce over 200 pieces of equipment per year which are sold throughout…

Process Solutions

Cross Helps Tactical Fabrication Upfit Facility for Smisson-Mathis Biodiesel Production Cross was engaged by Tactical Fabrication, the main contractor of Smisson-Mathis Energy Solutions (SMES) responsible for the construction and commissioning of new facilities, to help with the safety equipment needed for their new flagship facility in Dublin, GA. SMES is…

Cross Helps HRSD Measure Flow Ultrasonically in Concrete Pipe Application Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is responsible for wastewater treatment in Southeast Virginia. They have nine large treatment plants and eight small plants in Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. They also have over 100 pump stations, and many remote…

Cross Process Solutions Helps Paper Mill Reduce Risk with Draeger Gas Detectors A Virginia paper mill was struggling with their chlorine dioxide fixed gas monitors. The devices were regularly breaking down and the maintenance team at the facility was, in turn, having to dedicate significant time to repairing the gas…

Cross Helps Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Improve pH Measurement Process A pharmaceutical manufacturer located in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park was experiencing some issues with their automated pH measurement system. The existing systems were used for monitoring pH in their critical utilities wastewater treatment area. The existing systems were obsolete and required…

Cross Helps Kemira Migrate Safety System While Keeping their Facility Operational Kemira, a specialty chemical manufacturer, located in Marietta, GA made the decision to migrate their existing Triconex safety control system to a Siemens PCS7 system. The Triconex system had been in place since 1993 and was starting to cause…

Precision Measurement

When Chris, a Manufacturing Process Engineer at a facility in the Southeast, placed an order for a custom scale in April of 2021 with a 6-8 week lead time, he expected to have it in place by early summer. Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues the manufacturer wasn’t able to…

A hand tool manufacturer located in the Northeast United States wanted to conduct life cycle testing on their clamping tools alongside those of a competitor for marketing purposes. The Cross Precision Measurement testing team built a custom pneumatic test rig to cycle the customer’s tools through typical movements. The rig…

A firearm manufacturer located in the Southeast United States competing for a military bid required help with NATO testing on their AR style rifles. While they had the capability to do some testing internally, they lacked the facilities needed to run the full battery of tests required by the NATO…

When a utility provider in Tennessee needed software for their flow measurement bench, they came to our precision measurement group for help. Learn more about their application and how the solution we provided increased efficiency in their operation.

J.A. King Helps Bruning & Federle with a Creative Solution After Load Cells are Delayed Bruning & Federle, a manufacturer of ventilation and dust collection systems, needed high capacity load cells for several large tanks. Our sales team worked with them to spec out appropriate load cells that would arrive…

J.A. King Testing Team Helps Peerless-AV® Innovate Design for Outdoor Digital Signage Peerless-AV® is a leader in the audio visual space with over 75 years of experience in designing and manufacturing a wide range of indoor and outdoor AV solutions for commercial use. Their extensive line-up of solutions include weatherproof…

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