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Precision Measurement Group Resources

Articles and Whitepapers

A robust quality control system should have controls in place to ensure that calibration accuracies and/or expanded uncertainties are sufficiently small so that the adequacy of the measurements made is not affected. The terminology utilized for the adequacy of the measurements has evolved over the years and can be a…

Warranty claims and recalls can quickly eat into your bottom line. Not to mention the risk of serious injury to your customers when a product fails. While not all claims and recalls can be avoided, using an embedded ISO 17025 accredited calibration provider for calibration and quality control can help…

Can using a single source calibration provider help with audits? If you’ve ever been through an audit, you know that the goal is to get the auditor the information that they need quickly and get them out the door. These days everyone has too much work to do and not…

The process of servicing and calibrating a video or optical measurement system is significantly different than a traditional calibration. When looking for a calibration provider there are some things that you should be aware of so you can ensure that your equipment is well taken care of and can provide…

How often are you having to replace load cells? You may be using the wrong load cell. Do you have load cells that repeatedly fail and need to be replaced? In most applications, a properly specified load cell should last for years. Picking the wrong one for your application can…

The need for data is increasing daily. This is just as true in a weighing process as it is in anything else in today’s world. We need information, we want it to be accurate and we want it fast. Real-time communication between devices, data collection, and process automation are just…

It’s no secret that it’s getting harder everyday to find good people to fill job openings in your facility. When you are running short on people and time, Cross Precision Measurement has a number of options available to help get the job done without compromising on quality. Outsourcing Calibration &…

When lead times are long, regular maintenance and repair can prolong the life of your equipment If you’ve attempted to order new measurement equipment recently you have likely run into long lead times on orders due to the current supply chain issues. If equipment fails before you receive your replacement…

How to decide if X-Ray or CT Scan is right for your parts inspection process If you need to check inside your part for defects such as cracks, voids in weld joints, or misalignment, using non-destructive technologies like X-ray or CT scanning are great options. They allow you to see…

Technical Bulletins and Guides

Study: Coefficients of Thermal Expansion Thermal Expansion in dimensional calibration is a significant factor to the values we report on traceable certificates. Thermal expansion is dependent on the composition of the material we measure and the standards we use for comparison. In addition, the time allowed for the device under…

As a Cross calibration customer, you have free access to GageSuite, our comprehensive, user-friendly calibration management system. Beyond giving you instant access to the complete calibration and repair history for each piece of equipment, GageSuite now gives you drift charts for each piece of equipment. GageSuite uses real data from…

Wondering how big (or small) a micron actually is? Check out the following infographic. The answer may surprise you. 

Measurement of small radius and radius with short arc length or included angle present a challenge to metrologist regardless of the device used to gather data points. The following data illustrates the effects of form error and/or measurement error and reduction of arc length. 1. Points A1 (X0,Y0.5), B1 (X0.01913,Y0.04619) and…

Below are methods used to calibrate gage blocks within all J.A. King network locations offering gage block calibration services. Primary Method Per national standards, the length of the gauge block is defined as the distance between a flat surface wrung to one end of the block, and a gauging point…

Tools and Calculators

Welcome to the Cross Company Calibration Cost Calculator. Use this calculator to determine how much it will cost to start and maintain an internal calibration program for your operation. The calculator is based on our internal data related to equipment, staffing, and operational costs.  Do note that these are averages…

At Cross, we strive to educate our team and our customers so we can make informed decisions and improve quality. Having information at our fingertips is the best way to do that. We have compiled a list of the most common terminology within our industrial fields, backed by our experts…

Technology is changing and improving every day. This means that some of your equipment may be obsolete. If you have older equipment, there are a few things to consider: Has your production process changed since you purchased the equipment? If so, then you may need to upgrade to keep pace…

Case Studies and Application Notes

When Chris, a Manufacturing Process Engineer at a facility in the Southeast, placed an order for a custom scale in April of 2021 with a 6-8 week lead time, he expected to have it in place by early summer. Unfortunately, due to supply chain issues the manufacturer wasn’t able to…

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…

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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 to paper is about 4.5 grams, that’s 4.5 million micrograms.
Did you know… Cross Company is an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan). Our ESOP started in 1979 and as of 2006, we are a 100% employee owned! Learn more about our ESOP and how that benefits both team members and our customers.
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.