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Mobile Systems Integration Resources

Articles and Whitepapers

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 are frequently being released in the U.S. and a focus on process efficiency is at the forefront of the industrial…

The mobile equipment market is moving steadily towards more electrification. As this occurs there is a growing demand for quality batteries for this equipment. The inevitable debate that comes up is whether to go with traditional lead-acid batteries or lithium-ion batteries. At Cross, we believe that lithium-ion batteries are the…

Capitalize on Replacement Part Sales Using IoT As a mobile equipment manufacturer, you are aware that there are significant opportunities for revenue in selling replacement parts for your machines. However, chances are that much of this income is lost to aftermarket parts manufacturers. Why is that? In theory, OEM parts…

Common Causes of Hydraulic Overheating Every hydraulic system is adversely affected by excessive heat. The impact of excessive heat in a hydraulic system can be particularly insidious because of the subtlety of its effects. Over time, excessive heat can lead to system damage due to seal failure as well as…

Hydraulic Charge Pump Overview For OEM’s that build on-road and off-road mobile machinery, a hydrostatic transmission should be considered versus a standard gear transmission because of the seamless way speed ratios and torques can be achieved. A hydrostatic transmission is made up of a hydraulic pump connected (and dedicated) to…

Increasing Aftermarket Sales for Mobile Equipment Manufacturers Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) lose a significant amount of business by not gaining the re-sale of aftermarket OEM spare parts from their customers for warranty and service work. This is because their customers are sourcing these replacement products from other manufacturers or…

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 occurs when the pressure in the pump inlet drops below the vapor pressure of the liquid. Vapor bubbles form at…

A Guide to Selecting the Right Hydraulic Filter 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 expensive component damage within a matter of seconds. Here, we’ll lay out…

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 is critical to the overall performance of your machine. While it is likely that more than one design will work,…

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 Company in 1942. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, low-speed high-torque motors and steering valves were referred to simply as…

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 to what action to various outputs need to occur. The decision is based on a program that is loaded into the…

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 engineers work on a variety of projects and have focused on the top 10 things to consider in the process.…

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 initially worked with Cross Mobile Systems Integration (MSI) on a leaf-vac truck project involving a complete hydraulic system and control…

Case Study: Anderson UnderBridge 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 underside of bridges for inspection, repair, and construction. They have partnered with Cross Mobile System Integration…

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 asphalt paving equipment, based near Greenville, SC. They produce over 200 pieces of equipment per year which are sold throughout…

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