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Precision Measurement Group Resources

Articles and Whitepapers

One of the questions we get most often is “how frequently should I calibrate my equipment?” Unfortunately, this is something that we cannot answer for you, as it is a decision that must be made considering a number of factors. Check out this article to learn more about determining calibration…

Environmental testing is critical in ensuring your product performs under real world conditions Environmental testing is the exposure of a specimen to environmental conditions that may affect its function or life. These conditions include temperature, humidity, precipitation, corrosive elements, ice, frost, and condensation. Exposing your product to these conditions helps…

When making the decision to use external inspection services or purchase inspection equipment, there are a number of expenses to consider. We want to help you walk through the process so you can make an informed decision. Purchasing New Equipment for Inspection When deciding to buy equipment, there are many…

Mistakes to Avoid: Thread Gages While thread gages are some of the most commonly used inspection instruments in manufacturing, they can be confusing and intimidating to those who are not familiar with their design. Small mistakes can have large ramifications such as incorrect judgements or frequent need for gage replacements.…

If the number wasn’t important you wouldn’t take the measurement, right? Manufacturers around the world invest tremendous resources into their metrology programs to inspect parts and products for quality assurance and insight into their process. Despite this immense volume of data, time-consuming and error-prone manual entry is still common practice.…

The need to get information around an obstacle has been ever-present in our lives. Think about times of trying to have a private conversation with your high school sweetheart away from your nosey siblings, only to be shackled by a corded phone. At some point, a person was so desperate…

Choosing the right scale Choosing a scale seems like a simple task: just make sure the scale can hold what you usually weigh and the display shows the right number of digits. In reality, there is a little more you need to know to choose the best scale for your…

Since the passage of SQ788, the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Oklahoma has exploded, with over 1500 licenses for them approved by the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority to date. All dispensaries are required by the State Weights and Measures program to be using a NTEP-approved scale…

Technical Bulletins and Guides

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 all 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 the precision measurement industry, backed by…

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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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?