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Precision Measurement Group Resources

Articles and Whitepapers

If you’re in an area that experiences moderate to heavy snowfall, you may be wondering how this impacts the accuracy and performance of your truck scale. The short answer is...
Cross Company is now accredited for the ISO 10360-12 standard, a cutting-edge benchmark for the calibration of portable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) arms and scanners. This allows us to offer...
If you’re in an area that experiences moderate to heavy snowfall, you may be wondering how this impacts the accuracy and performance of your truck scale. The short answer is...

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...

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...

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...

Technical Bulletins and Guides

Process tolerance plays a crucial role in manufacturing by defining the acceptable range of variation in the production of goods. It establishes the minimum and maximum standard deviation allowed, often...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

Case Studies and Application Notes

A multinational chemical producer's North Carolina plant contacted Cross Company for rail scales to verify the weight of fertilizer shipments....

While commissioning a new manufacturing line in their Springfield, TN facility, the team at Electrolux realized they needed additional measurement capacity for PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) inspections. The team...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Videos

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...

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...

Technology is changing and improving every day. This means that some of your equipment may be (or become) obsolete. If you have older equipment, there are a few things to...

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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.