As a mobile machinery OEM, there are many reasons to consider utilizing electric components and systems versus traditional hydraulic components or systems. Maybe you have environmental regulations to meet from emission standards to oil spill mitigation, or you are trying to increase fuel efficiency and/or decrease engine size requirements, or perhaps you are just trying to meet a demand in your market space. Whatever the reason, consider working with Cross Company and our Mobile Systems Integration Group.
Here at Cross Mobile Systems Integration, we have been providing hydraulic system solutions, and CANBus control solutions since 2004. In 2017, we began to see the shift for some mobile OEM’s from traditional hydraulic control to electric control solutions. These include applications such as traction control, power steering (steer by wire), and body control functions such as boom/deck control, lift functions, and outrigger control to name a few. We provided our first hybrid solution (utilizes both a combustion engine with generator, electric body control functions, and lithium ion battery management system) to a key OEM partner in 2018, and we continue to see this market demand increase.
At Cross Mobile Systems Integration, we are an engineering based company. We begin with the end solution in mind, and ask ourselves, “how can we help our customers build machines that deliver higher value to their end user?” We have put together a team of engineers whose job it is to work with the customer to decide on the right technology for their machine. That could be a full electric machine, a hybrid machine, or a machine that combines some hydraulic and some electric functions.
For a project where you are converting systems to electric, and you are dealing with batteries and battery management systems, it is key to fully test a machine to understand if it fully meets your design requirements. Our Mobile Systems Integration group offers in-house machine prototyping at our Mobile Technology Center in Greensboro, NC. Learn more about our Mobile Technology Center
If you are interested in learning more about Cross Mobile Systems Integration and the services we offer, and if machine electrification is the right technology for you, contact a team member today!