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Vehicle Control Systems Prototyping

Custom-Built Control Systems

Bridge the gap between design and build.

To many on and off-highway vehicle OEMs, Cross Company is an extension of their engineering department. And we can be an extension of yours, too.

Our application engineers and designers are specialists in providing custom hydraulic system designs and vehicle control systems (with prototyping) for mobile work equipment. This also includes many custom designed components and sub-assemblies that help simplify the plumbing, wiring, and assembly of your machines.

As a heavy-duty mobile vehicle control system design company, we work with a wide variety of OEMs and other industrial manufacturers. Which means that we understand the needs of a variety of industries. The design and implementation of a prototype control system for an agricultural vehicle may be very different from a system for a heavy construction vehicle. That’s something we understand and appreciate.

In-House Machine Prototyping

Cross offers prototyping services for a range of mobile work systems. Whether you are in need of testing a hydraulic system design, electronic control system design or any range of systems in between, our team of engineers can help you determine the best build solution.

Our experts will work with you to find the optimal design, best components, and ideal layout for your machine. We’ve learned that when working with mobile machinery, these considerations are crucial.

Talk with a Cross Mobile Systems Integration expert today to get started.

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Real-Time Vehicle Prototyping Services

We offer an In-House Prototyping service to get you started. It all starts when you deliver your machine to our Mobile Technology Center in Greensboro, NC. There, we develop a custom hydraulic system design and controls prototype, allowing your machine to perform and operate to your (and your customer’s) satisfaction.

Mobile systems prototype development is important. Nowhere is this more true than with OEMs. Mobile vehicle prototyping ensures all machine requirements are met prior to the production stage.

We’ve seen what happens when the prototyping phase is bypassed. Without a prototype, production machines can get out into the marketplace and potentially need field correction. This can get costly, not only for the OEM, but also for the end user. Business is difficult enough without having to deal with errors that could have been caught in a vehicle or control system prototyping testing phase.

The demands of end-users and markets today require manufacturers to be flexible and able to meet a variety of use-cases. With that in mind, a work vehicle controls system needs to be able to meet those needs. They need to be adaptable, durable, and reusable.

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Reduced Field Corrections

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In-House Controls and Vehicle Prototyping

A complete mobile systems integration project may include hydraulic system design, electronic control system design, or even vehicle electrification.

For these larger projects, Cross offers in-house mobile vehicle prototyping at our Mobile Technology Center in Greensboro, NC. Our team can outfit your equipment and then provide real world testing at our facility before returning it for your own field testing.

Our Mobile Technology Center is outfitted with a 4000 square foot interior working area, fully dedicated to mobile vehicle systems integration projects and able to accommodate larger builds. In addition, we offer secure exterior storage for completed projects, giving you the flexibility to send and receive projects at your convenience.

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Remote Integration and Testing

The entire mobile vehicle prototyping for control systems process doesn’t have to take place at our Mobile Technology Center, though. Some components such as hose kits, custom control panels, and custom reservoirs allow for off-site prototyping.

Our team is capable of working with you remotely. And with 3D CAD models, we can even virtually develop a prototype for your equipment. Without the need to travel or transport your entire project.

In a demanding modern market, remote vehicle control systems prototyping can effectively reduce the time and cost of development. While keeping you up and running and continuing to service end-users.

Remote system prototyping also enables your team to continue work on other aspects of the build, without needing to halt progress while certain components are developed. Once a prototype is designed, our team can build a physical version and send it to your facility to be implemented into your overall build.

Some of the many industries we’re capable of implementing custom mobile vehicle control system prototyping include

The Control System Prototyping Company You Need

At Cross, we offer much more than just prototypes for vehicle control systems. We can also provide the services our OEM and other equipment manufacturer partners need to succeed. Check out our other services and see for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile vehicle control system prototyping is a form of development wherein a prototype is constructed taking into account customer specifications, performance requirements, and vehicle construction. The prototype control system is then reworked as necessary until the optimal outcome is achieved.

Vehicle control system prototyping is optimal in a variety of cases. It gives manufacturers the ability to not only see the prototype in action, but also provides a path to integrate new models into production while minimizing downtime. During the prototyping process, they may also discover previously unknown cost-saving and efficiency-boosting methods.

Any industry working with heavy machines or vehicles can benefit from control systems prototyping. Industries such as Agriculture, Mining, Construction, Municipal, and even Commercial may see an increase in efficiency and performance.

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Why Cross Mobile Control Systems Prototyping?

Control system prototyping for work or heavy vehicles can be an invaluable resource for many OEMs and other vehicle manufacturers. It reduces the need for expensive (and potentially destructive) testing, downtime, and future maintenance. Done right, an effective prototype can be fully integrated into a workflow with minimal downtime.

If you’re thinking about making a change with your vehicle control system or mobile hydraulic systems, we can help. With years of experience and a history of working with original equipment manufacturers across a variety of industries, we have the expertise and materials to prototype and implement your optimal design.

Learn more about our complete integration process to see how prototyping fits into our full lineup of services. Contact a Cross Mobile Systems Integration expert to discuss your project, and see how we can help your team. No matter where you are in 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.