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Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept for Automation

Cross Company Robotics and Machine Automation provides products, solutions, and related services for discrete automation and motion control that increase industrial productivity and efficiency.

The collective technology know-how and application expertise of our Pneumatic, Motion Control, and Robotics Teams enable us to provide the best solutions for pneumatic and mechanical assemblies, robotics, electronic motion control products and related mechanical systems, as well as data acquisition and data management systems.

Interested in learning more about how Cross company can help your operation with a proof of concept? Contact us today to discuss your project or application with a Cross team member.

Understanding Proof of Concept for Automation Applications

The proof of concept process plays a critical role in validating new ideas, approaches, and technologies before full-scale implementation into industrial operations. At Cross, we offer comprehensive proof of concept services which enable businesses to evaluate potential automation solutions in a controlled setting.

Proof of concept must be methodical and structured. That way, you know the feasibility, functionality, and potential benefits of any proposed automation solutions before they’re implemented. This can let you calculate future revenue, plan for coming implementations, and have a clear ROI for any investments into automation. Often, this involves utilizing a small-scale prototype or conducting demonstrations to show the viability of a proposed solution before fully committing to broad implementation.

Other key objectives for proof of concept process and implementation are risk mitigation, technical validation, business alignment, and data-driven decision making. By conducting a proof of concept, operations can reduce risks associated with implementing new systems and ensure those decisions align with long-term strategies.

Risk mitigation

Technical validation

Business goal alignment

Data-driven decision making

Future-proofing

Controlled implementation

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Cross Company's Proof of Concept Services

At Cross, we work with a wide range of operations, from OEMs to commercial manufacturers. And we help those operations test and evaluate automation solutions within a controlled environment through our industrial proof of concept services. Some of these services include

Procurement and Analysis – We work with many operations to get a comprehensive understanding of automation goals, requirements, and challenges. Then we can create solutions for those operations, sourcing components through our strategic partnerships with industry-leading parts manufacturers.

Testing and Evaluation – Our engineering team can design and prototype small-scale models to evaluate potential automation solutions. We collect data, measure performance metrics, and evaluate the results to determine the functionality, feasibility, and benefits of the proposed solution

Detailed Data and Reporting – As we work through a proof of concept project, we collect detailed data and create comprehensive reports on our findings. These are presented to you, highlighting the strengths and ROI of the proposed solution.

Benefits of Proof of Concept in Industrial Automation

Utilizing a comprehensive proof of concept process provides many benefits for industrial operations. Some of these include

Reduce Risk

By testing on a smaller scale, we can identify and remove potential risks early in the development cycle. This reduces the risk of costly mistakes during full-scale implementation

Save Money

Through proof of concept, operations are able to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of an automation solution. Knowing a potential ROI early also allows for accurate long-term planning

Improve Decision-Making

The data and information gained from the proof of concept process allows operations to make more strategic, data-driven business and decisions that align with overall goals and objectives

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 Proof of Concept Services?

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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Related Automation Services

At Cross, we offer much more than just proof of concept (PoC) services. We can also provide the services our OEM and other manufacturing partners need to succeed. Check out our other automation services and see for yourself.

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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!
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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.