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Automation Technical Bulletins and Guides

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Optimize performance without sacrificing safety with Doosan Cobots Doosan Robotics is leading the cobot market in innovative safety features that allow you to maintain productivity while keeping your team as safe as possible. Doosan offers cobots with the industry’s highest safety rating, PL e Cat 4. Their emphasis on innovation…

Your Doosan cobot is communicating with you! What do the colors mean? All Doosan cobots have an LED light ring. The H and M series both feature a flange light while the A series has a light on its base. These lights are used to indicate what mode the robot…

So, you’re going to use an AC drive and you know what horsepower and voltage you need, now what? There are numerous issues to consider when applying an AC drive. Take a look some of the most common topics we get asked about. Control Modes There are three different motor…

Technical Guide: Gantry System vs 6-Axis Robot Solution Cross Company sells both Gantry and 6-Axis robotic solutions. Our goal is for our customers and readers to make the smartest choice for their situation and application. In the world of motion control, the industry has reached the point where the initial…

Coval LEMAX: Improving Efficiency for Packaging Applications Vacuum applications can be prone to inefficiencies and, therefore, waste a lot of energy. If you have a “dumb” or under-sensored process, you may as well count the dollars as the air blows through the exhaust of a venturi! Inefficiencies are a fact of life with…

Normal Duty vs. Heavy Duty: Specifying a Yaskawa AC Drive Questions to Consider for Your Yaskawa Application When you are thinking about purchasing a Yaskawa AC Drive, you have to decide whether a Normal Duty or Heavy Duty drive is required for the application. This applies to the J1000, V1000…

Faster CoBot Deployment with Universal Robot’s Application Builder Collaborative robots (CoBots) are already making significant inroads in the US and global manufacturing industry with Universal Robots (UR) staking a majority market share. With more and more first-timers looking at ways to automate using CoBots, it becomes important to make the process easier for…

Gentle and Secure: The Coval FPC Vacuum Cup for Bags In the world of pneumatics, vacuum is seen as a dark magic. Whether you are picking up boxes for palletizing or individual products, getting the proper flow and seal is crucial for a successful pick and place. To even further complicate…

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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.