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Electronic Control System Design & Implementation

Mobile Vehicle Control System Upgrades

If you work in mobile vehicle original equipment manufacturing, you know that at some point you’ll need to upgrade the electronic control system on your mobile work machine. Whether it’s a forced move to an electronic Tier IV engine or simply a change to reduce warranty claims, upgrades can’t be ignored forever. And when it comes to refreshing operator interfaces due to competitive pressures, upgrading outdated equipment becomes critical.

Whatever your reason for needing to update the electronic control system of your mobile vehicles or machines, Cross Mobile Systems Integration Group can help. We’ve partnered with many OEMs to offer controls integration, retrofitting, and electrification. And we can do it for you, too.

While we specialize in mobile system integration projects, one of our specialties is electronic control systems and custom HMI solutions. And we can confidently say that if you’re thinking about updating, the time is now.

Finding Manufacturing Solutions

At our Mobile Systems Integration group, we have applied electronic CANBus-based mobile-rated control products since 2004. We’ve seen the mobile vehicle production industry change a lot since then. But it’s been an integral part of our model to stay on top of changing and evolving industrial markets and trends. You shouldn’t have to settle for legacy control systems.

Ensuring that your electronic control system for mobile hydraulics is up-to-date doesn’t just protect your production from regulatory agencies. It also provides a competitive advantage against other original equipment manufacturers and gives you an edge in sales and distribution.

A well-designed electronic control system for mobile applications is able to perform faster, safer, and with a greater level of system control. This can also lead to an increase in production rates (which translates to an increase in profits). Don’t let your production fall behind due to legacy electronic control systems or outdated control technology.

electric control system with operator

A Whole-System Approach

We don’t just look at a single aspect of your mobile vehicle control system. We take a whole-system approach. That means we analyze what product or products would be best for your unique mobile machine and implement them in a custom design.

Our goal is to create a custom electronic control system for your mobile work machine that is dependable, easy to operate, and simple to troubleshoot. We have experience in

Integrating CANBus Communications (including J1939 CAN communications with electronic engines)

Reduced Field Developing custom HMI operator screens

Integrating Cross IoT for remote monitoring and data collection

And many other custom, project-specific applications

Custom Electronic System Prototyping

With all of the electronic control systems we design and develop, a key part of the process is system prototyping. Or, taking a concept and moving it to production.

We design all of our electronic control systems ourselves, from heavy duty work machines to lighter commercial vehicles. All with our own, in-house team of experts and engineers. We take care of the mobile machine system design and production in-house, so we’re able to create systems to meet our customer’s exact requirements.

At our Mobile Technology Center in Greensboro, NC, we’re able to receive your mobile machine, develop a custom electronic control system, and fully integrate the new electronic control system. That way, when it’s returned to you, you can trust it’ll operate as intended.

Load and Speed Control

Radio Remote Operation




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Custom Parts and Solutions

At Cross, we know that OEMs and other industrial manufacturers have specific needs and specifications. And the majority of the time, no two of our projects are exactly the same.

Our custom-designed electronic controls for mobile hydraulic machines are designed to fit completely with your existing electronics and hydraulics. Whether you have hydraulic or electronic actuators, what’s important is that you be able to precisely control your devices, valves, or anything else that requires sending precise signals.

Our controllers are also capable of integrating displays to control and show exact part movement. They’re also capable of having diagnostics as a part of the operator interface, making them easy to troubleshoot and able to be controlled by different operators. That’s how we create custom HMI solutions.

operator with electronic control system

The Electronic Control System Services You Need

At Cross, we offer much more than just electronic and industrial vehicle control systems. We can also provide the services our OEM and other equipment manufacturer partners need to succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve said it before but it bears reiterating: upgrades can’t be ignored forever. Your control system on your heavy-duty work machines may be working fine now, but what happens when you’re forced to make a switch? Or maybe there’s a coming mandate that’s pushing an upgrade closer and closer? Whatever the case, the sooner you begin the process of upgrading your electric control system, the better the position you’re in long-term.

Our first step is generally to get a feel for your mobile vehicle or machine. When it comes to retrofitting or new installs on mobile vehicles, space is always a top concern. Whether we’re working with a heavy work machine like agriculture or mining, or a lighter commercial or municipal vehicle, the process is the same. It’s all about finding the right parts in the right size for your mobile work vehicle.

We’ve been in this business for a long time. And one of the reasons for that is both staying ahead of the competition and offering unparalleled customer service to all our customers. We work directly with you to understand your machine and develop the best plan for it to perform optimally.

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Why Cross Electronic Control Systems?

Since 2004, we’ve worked with Original Equipment Manufacturers to design and develop custom electronic control devices for mobile machines. As a leading provider of these services, we’ve made it our mission to provide up-to-date, intuitive, and highly integratable electronic control systems.

As mobile control technology moves forward, it’s important to not get left behind. Keep your mobile vehicle or machine control panels current with the help of a leading mobile control system provider.

Take a look at other mobile systems integration services we offer. If you are interested in learning more about Cross Mobile Systems Integration, and would like to discuss your specific mobile vehicle system needs, contact a team member today!

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