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Custom Cables, Leads, Pinouts, and Cable Management

Cross Cable Management, Custom Cables, and More

Much like the tires on your car, cables are absolutely necessary but not something you think about very often. Unfortunately, if you aren’t an automation engineer who is regularly dealing with cord selection, you may not even know where to begin or what you need. Luckily Cross Automation is here to help!

At Cross Company, we understand that having reliable connectivity is a necessary component of smooth operations and optimal productivity. Whether that happens in the form of custom-designed cables made for your unique production process or working with Cross for a reliable cable management system, we can help your operation.

We understand the importance of customized, tailored solutions for industrial manufacturing operations. That’s why we offer comprehensive custom cable and cable management services. If these sound like services that could benefit your operation, we’d love to hear about it. Contact us today to get the process started.

Why Your Operation Needs Custom Cables

Even though much of the equipment you order comes with cords included, those cords do not typically meet the standards required for automation applications. One of the prime examples in automation is flex rated cables. The cables that come standard are typically not made for the repeated flexing or bending that will occur during the course of regular use. If a cable is not flex rated, it will likely fail leading to costly and unplanned downtime.

Another common reason to order custom cables is if your application requires very long or non-standard length cables. Many servo motor manufacturers only offer cables up to 10 meters or 50 feet. If you happen to need 100-foot motor cables, then a custom cable solution would be right for you.

The need for special connectors is another great reason to purchase custom cabling. For example, if you need your connection to go through a bulkhead assembly, standard cabling will not work. We can also help with custom pinouts or cable harnesses to make assembly go smoothly. Putting thought into the design of your wiring ahead of time can save you lots of time and headaches when starting up and commissioning your equipment.

Finally, special environments have unique cord needs to ensure they are safe and operate as intended for years to come. Some examples of special environmental considerations include vacuum, high temperature, chemical contact, UV, and water resistant for submerged applications.

Meet automation standards

Prevent cables failing

Get non-standard length cable

Meet compliance for special connectors

Integrate custom pinouts or harnesses

Trustworthy cables for extreme environments

Increase optimized throughput

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How Cross Adds Value To Your Operation

Custom cables, leads, pinouts, and cable management are worth letting an expert handle because proper cabling can add real tangible value. Although custom cables, harnesses, and cable management systems can certainly add cost to your project, the equipment will not work without them. That means that when they break, your equipment is down. Letting an expert help you specify and order the proper cables can significantly reduce your risk of downtime.

Because custom wiring assemblies are designed specifically for your application, they make startup and commissioning significantly faster and easier. Your team is also not wasting valuable time sourcing parts, assembling the wiring harness themselves, and then testing. This is all done by manufacturers who specialize in the assembly of these components. This increases your efficiency while also improving the quality of your equipment.

Don’t be caught with the wrong cables on your next project! Let our automation experts spec the perfect cables for your equipment to reduce your risk of downtime, improve the efficiency of your team, and improve the quality of your machine!

Benefits of Efficient Cable Management

There are a number of tangible benefits inherent in optimizing your cable management systems or utilizing custom cabling for your manufacturing operations. Whether you’re looking to increase throughput, improve product quality, scale upwards, or create competitive advantages for your facility, Cross can work with you to provide those benefits.

Increased Efficiency

Custom automation solutions like cabling, leads, and pinouts are able to streamline workflows and reduce (or even eliminate) inefficiencies in production. This results in overall improved efficiency through efficiently automating repetitive tasks.

Greater Scalability

Customized solutions for automation are designed with scalability in mind. Having this flexibility allows businesses to adapt to changing market conditions as well as expand product offerings through customized automated solutions, saving time, and lowering costs.

Competitive Advantages

Custom cables and other cabling also provides operations with significant competitive advantages. By overhauling processes and reducing costs, they’re able to deliver a higher-quality product and set themselves apart from the competition.

Is Automation Right for Your Process?

Answer a few simple questions and find out! We’ll send a copy of your inputs to help build the case for automation, and determine ROI for automating parts of your operation.

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Why Cross Custom Cables, Leads, Pinouts, and Cable Management?

Working with Cross Company for your automation services can provide your business with the expertise, tools, and support you need to optimize productivity and throughput in an increasingly competitive manufacturing marketplace. From application engineering to repair to training services for industrial or commercial robots, Cross is able to provide the automation services your operation needs to succeed. And when you succeed, we succeed.

By leveraging the automation services provided by Cross Company, businesses and manufacturers can increase efficiency, reliability, throughput, and productivity. And through ease of integration, we’re also able to provide the automation services you need without significant disruption to production.

Through our commitment to our customer’s success and reputation to world-class customer service, Cross has become a trusted partner to countless businesses in the industrial and commercial worlds. And with our automation services, we’re able to help those businesses reach their full potential and compete in a modern marketplace. Contact us today to learn more or to start the process.

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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.