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Case Studies and Application Notes

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Automation

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 pressure or “two pressure select” …

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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 meant to be driven by …

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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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Application Note: Actuator for Lifting Heavy Loads in Food Packaging Cross Automation Helps Food Packaging Customer Find Right Actuator for Lifting Heavy Loads Occasionally, customers need to lift something heavy and hydraulics or pneumatics are – for one reason or another – not the answer. In these applications, the answer is high force, high thrust …

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Hose and Fittings

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 even the most challenging problems. …

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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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Process Solutions

Application Note: Secure Smart Valves for Military Base Cross Helps Military Base Install Secure Smart Valves A military base was in need of smart valves for their high-pressure air service to a wind tunnel test stand. The application required ANSI 2500# Class valves with modern electric actuators. For security reasons, they required that the actuator …

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Biomass Cogeneration Project for Nippon Paper Industries Cross Helps Nippon Paper Industriies 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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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 outdoor displays and TVs, fully …

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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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