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Automation Group Case Studies and Application Notes

Browse the latest case studies and application notes from our Automation group:

Application Note: Custom Load Cell Solution for Tanks 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 …

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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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Application Note: Improved Efficiency for Transmission Parts Manufacturer Cross Improves Efficiency for Transmission Manufacturer with Remote Pushbuttons A transmission manufacturer in South Carolina was experiencing frustration with a process that required employees to walk back and forth to an HMI, which was about 50 feet away to confirm the completion of steps during the assembly …

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Application Note: Custom Rack-Mounted Motion Control Cabinet From start to finish, Cross creates a custom rack-mounted motion control cabinet Cross Company’s Automation Group created a custom control cabinet solution that highlights how an existing set up can easily be optimized to fit customer needs. The customer had been using a standard floor cabinet, modified with …

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Application Note: Custom Actuator for Automotive Parts Manufacturer Cross creates custom actuator for automotive parts manufacturer An automotive manufacturer was in need of replacement actuators for their winding machines.  They had multiple machines in their facility, and each time an actuator failed they had to order a replacement from the OEM in Europe. Unfortunately, the …

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Application Note: Optimizing Machine Tending With Robots For years, suppliers to the automotive and truck transportation manufacturing markets have seen demands for additional processing and finishing to make their components ready for the assembly line. Additional machining and assembly processes are now being required in the contracts of Tier I and Tier II suppliers. This pushes many …

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