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Why should you care about efficient hydraulics in electrification? It may seem counterintuitive to focus on making your hydraulic system efficient when electrifying your off-highway machine. However, most of the...

When electrifying your mobile equipment, thermal management is an important consideration. The thermal management needs of electric vehicles (EV) are significantly different from those of internal combustion engines (ICE) and...

As the trend toward electrification of mobile equipment accelerates, it is becoming increasingly apparent that simply looking at the power rating of the current Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and using...

The short answer is, likely yes. As a mobile systems integrator, we always have our eye on the future. An important part of predicting where the market is going is...

It’s no secret that the automotive market is moving towards electrification, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the industrial mobile market is also headed that way. Whether the driver...

Testing for Mobile Electrification Components, how does your equipment hold up in the field? For mobile machine builders, the push toward electrification is growing more popular every year. Environmental regulations...

Technical Bulletins and Guides

How to Prevent Hydraulic Pump Cavitation by Supercharging the Pump Inlet One of the most common forms of pump failure experienced in the hydraulic industry is pump cavitation. Pump cavitation...

Filtration, whether prioritized or not, is one of the most important components in a hydraulic system and can be the difference in a machine running for 10 years or having...

A Guide to Selecting the Right Hydraulic Motor Selecting the right hydraulic motor for your application may not be as straightforward as you wish it were, but getting it right...

Technical Guide: Hydraulic Steering 101 for Off-Road Vehicles Lynn Charlson, self-taught inventor, designer, and mechanical genius, was a pioneer in the field of hydraulic power, and founder of the Char-Lynn...

Technical Guide: Definitions of Acronyms and Terms Used in Mobile Electronic Controls PLC – Programmable Logic Controller. This is a “computer” that accepts various inputs and makes a decision as...

Technical Guide: How to Implement or Convert a Control System The following guide was put together as step by step approach to implementing (or converting to) a control system. Our...

Case Studies and Application Notes

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...

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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.