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Case Studies and Application Notes

With technical experts that work every day developing solutions to help our customers innovate their processes, our customers see us as an extension of their engineering departments. Our key value drivers are to Improve Quality, Increase Efficiency and Reduce Risk. We believe that quality + efficiency – risk = innovation, and that leads to success. See how this translates to success for our customers. Browse our latest case studies and application notes by group:

Automation

Cross has worked with MAPtech for 15 years helping them make a better modified atmosphere packaging machine for their customers....

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...

A medical device manufacturer needed help automating a machine tending process. Take a look at the solution our automation team developed utilizing a UR5 robot with Schunk gripper to improve...

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...

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...

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...

Hose and Fittings

Cross Company paired with Nordfab to implement Parker's Transair system, a leading solution known for its innovative design, versatility, durability, and ease of installation....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Process Solutions

Cross Helps Kemira Convert Reactors to New Product Line...
Cross Company Helps Automotive Paint & Coatings Manufacturer With Process Equipment For New Plant...
Cross Company implements a FLEXIM Solar Powered Ultrasonic Flow Meter for HDPE Pipes....
Cross Company implements PCS 7 Combustion Controls of new boiler to meet modernization and production demands at Paper Mill...

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...

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...

Precision Measurement

A multinational chemical producer's North Carolina plant contacted Cross Company for rail scales to verify the weight of fertilizer shipments....

While commissioning a new manufacturing line in their Springfield, TN facility, the team at Electrolux realized they needed additional measurement capacity for PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) inspections. The team...

Cross helps Scrap Company Save on Repairs with Rail Scale Upgrade A large scrap company located in Albertville, AL had a rail scale that was notorious for breakdowns. Between 2018...

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...

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...

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...

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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.