100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

Close this search box.

Application Note: Rail Scale Upgrade for Scrap Company

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 and 2022, the company spent more than $30,000 on repairs for the scale. This cost included new load cells, indicators, remote displays, and labor.

In August of 2022, the customer decided that something had to be done. Cross Precision Measurement helped them to select the Fairbanks Intalogix Conversion Kit for their rail scale with a remote display and indicator. The cost of this upgrade was just under $8,000 (not included in the total above). Since that time, the customer has not had to make a single repair to this scale and it’s providing them with the accurate measurements that they need.

If you have a temperamental truck or rail scale that’s costing thousands of dollars in repairs, contact us. We have been in the heavy capacity scale business for over 80 years and our experts are here to help you find the perfect solution for your weighing challenges.

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

Contact our Team

Hang Tight! We're Searching... Searching... Searching...

We’re looking through thousands of pages to find the most relevant information.

In the meantime, enjoy these fun facts…

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.