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Precision Measurement Case Studies

Cross works with companies to provide expertise in development of solutions for a variety processes. We have worked on projects such as quality process improvement, waste reduction, process efficiency, and even medical research.

Our team works directly with quality managers, plant managers, and research and development teams at these companies to report on improvements in processes. Our goal with each case study is to track and research how our developed solution benefits or improves the process it was designed for. Take a look at some of the case studies gathered from projects where our team has implemented solutions for our customers:

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…

The precision measurement group at Cross provides a chemical manufacturer with a low-cost alternative to a truck scale A chemical company was filling tankers using flow meters and then having them drive onto a truck scale to ensure they were properly filled. While this process worked, there were some issues.…

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…

Craven County Wood Energy is a North Carolina based company on the cutting edge of new energy technology. They wood products, or biomass, in order to generate and sell electric power. Although Craven County is thriving, they faced several problems resulting from weather inconsistencies and equipment limitations. Biomass is a…

The J.A. King team is proud to have been a part of the raising and righting of the H.L. Hunley Submarine in Charleston, SC. Our Integrated Solutions Division designed and built the monitoring system that showed and recorded in real-time the weight distribution across the submarine as it was being…

DHM Adhesives is a developer and manufacturer of environmentally safe hotmelt adhesives. The company manufactures a variety of pelletized hotmelts that are distributed throughout the United States and internationally. Employing top level chemists and holding multiple patents, DHM prides themselves on creating innovative adhesive technology solutions of the highest quality…

Ingredion’s facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina takes raw corn and processes it into liquid sweeteners. It is both ISO 9001 and FSSC 2200 accredited and therefore its quality system undergoes frequent audits. The quality group performs both in-process and finished product measurements, using all types of equipment, including HPLCs, balances,…

Sutherland Products is a boutique manufacturer of commercial and household cleaning products located in Mayodan, North Carolina.  The company is best known for its Charlie’s Soap brand of laundry detergents and cleaning products, which combine effective cleaning and low environmental impact.  From its origins in the Piedmont Triad area, the…

Commonwealth Brands is part of the Imperial Tobacco Group and a long-time J.A. King customer.  The company produces the Malibu, USA Gold and Sonoma cigarette brands, among others, as well as loose cigarette tobacco and cigarette tubes in their Reidsville, NC facility. Commonwealth recently launched their Organisational Excellence Programme, or…

Dr. Daniel Moore is an Assistant Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Department at a major research university.  He specializes in glaucoma, an eye disease which is due to several different factors.  The only cause of the disease that is treatable is eye pressure and according to Moore, if…

Lindy’s Homemade Italian Ice manufactures thirteen flavors of high quality, traditional Italian ice and high protein frozen desserts in their corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The company operates a 50,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse, maintained at a constant 0°F and capable of storing up to 2,300 pallets. Lindy’s shares this…

Automated Truck Scale System Saves Overtime and Prevents Fraud for KapStone Paper KapStone Paper and Packaging makes unbleached kraft paper and high performance lightweight liner board. Their Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina plant, set on the banks of the Roanoke River, runs 24/7 with approximately 430 employees producing over 470,000 tons…

Asphalt sealant manufacturing plants bond together asphalt, coal tar, and other aggregates utilizing an emulsifier. It is critical that the emulsifier is prepared and added to the other ingredients in the correct percentage so that the finished mix has a consistent, malleable nature. This enables the manufacturers to produce quality…

See how our precision measurement team can help improve quality, increase efficiency, and reduce risk.

J.A. King is Now Part of Cross Company!

Still offering the same world class customer service since 1939, J.A. King is now a part of the Cross Company family. This means our customers have even more support as our capability continues to grow. As always, reach out to our team if you have any questions, and take a look at all we now have to offer! Interested in a quote?