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Case Studies and Application Notes

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Automation

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 force or speed, which led …

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Cross Automation Helps a Manufacturer in the Semiconductor Industry Improve Efficiency and Raise Quality Through World-Class Technical Expertise and Customer Service A manufacturer of machines that inspect semiconductor wafers and packages for defects wanted to upgrade their machine performance to increase quality and throughput.. The machines they produce must be very fast and very precise …

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Application Note: Improved Efficiency for Filling Station Cross Company Helps Safety Equipment Manufacturer Double Efficiency in Filling Application A safety equipment manufacturer needed help making a container filling station more efficient. Cross Automation and J.A. King, which specializes in weight-based filling applications, were able to design a new system that cut the manual labor in …

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Application Note: Improved Efficiency for Heat Curing Process Cross Automation Increases Efficiency of Heat Curing Process by 60% While working to raise efficiency by automating manual processes through their facilities, a manufacturer realized that their heat curing process was creating a bottleneck in their production. Cross Automation and the customer determined that this project was …

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Hose and Fittings

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 needed to put it together. …

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Mobile Systems Integration

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 on hydraulic and control projects …

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Case Study: Mauldin Paving Products 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 …

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Process Solutions

Application Note: Custom Engineered Gas Detectors for Major Pharmaceutical Company Cross Helps Major Pharmaceutical Company Reduce Risk with Custom Engineered Gas Detectors When a pharmaceutical manufacturer decided to take a closer look at their safety procedures, they reached out to Cross Process Solutions for help. Their most specialized need was in their solvent recovery room …

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Case Study: Jack Daniel’s Distillery Flexible Batch Processing and Systems Integration Jack Daniel’s is a storied distillery with a popular and well known history and their product is widely appreciated as a reliable and quality whiskey. The company’s traditional distilling process – known as “Jack’s Way” – is a critical component to their business success. …

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Case Study: DTE Calvert City The following case study written by our very own Josh Dalzell appears in the Applied Automation supplement for Control Engineering and Plant Engineering. DTE Calvert City (DTECC) made the decision three years ago to upgrade their obsolete Process Suite HMI to APACS OS. For 15 years, APACS DCS had been a reliable and comfortable system that was …

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Biomass Cogeneration Project for Nippon Paper Industries Cross Helps Nippon Paper Industries Implement New Biomass Cogeneration Project Cross Company worked closely with Nippon Paper Industries’ Port Angeles, WA plant as they built a new biomass cogeneration facility. The process solutions group at Cross implemented all of the programming, startup and checkout services for the biomass …

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Precision Measurement

When a utility provider in Tennessee needed software for their flow measurement bench, they came to J.A. King for help. They had purchased their benches only a year before but quickly realized that the costs to keep them operational using the manufacturer’s software would be significant. J.A. King was already providing regular calibration services for …

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Technimark, a manufacturer of high-value injection-molded packaging and components, works with some of the most recognizable brands to create rigid plastic solutions for healthcare, consumer packaging, and even industrial applications. The team at Technimark partners with their customers to take designs from the idea stage, through engineering, production, and finally quality testing. Their Asheboro, NC …

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An automotive transmission manufacturer discovered an issue related to the surface finish on parts that they received from one of their suppliers. A small percentage of the parts were too rough, an issue that could have caused serious warranty issues.  The supplier had a roughly one week lead time to produce a new batch. This …

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