100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

100% Employee Owned, Founded 1954

PLC and DCS Systems Integration

Programmable Logic Controllers or PLC’s are digital computers used for automation of processes in industrial settings. Cross Company has many years of experience in working with PLCs across industries and applications.

Regardless of the application, our engineers can work with your business to solve your PLC needs.  If your challenges are in migration or upgrades specifically, read about our approach to PLC migration and upgrades.

Integration Capabilities

  • Project management
  • Feed studies and analysis
  • Life cycle and ROI analysis
  • OEE analysis
  • Documentation submittals which can include:
    • Wiring diagrams
    • Panel design and layout
    • Product specification information
    • System design
    • Control narrative development
  • Material procurement and specification
  • Panel building and staging
  • System configuration to include:
    • Virtually any SCADA system on the market
    • Graphic design
    • Most major hardware brands supported for DCS and PLC vendors
    • Custom configurations using Microsoft Visual Studio
    • Thin client implementation
    • Data historians
    • Migration platform conversions
    • Simple and complex batch
    • Downtime and event monitoring
    • MES integration
  • Startup and checkout services
  • System documentation
  • Post project support

Supported Core Hardware Platforms


  • S5, S7-300 series, S7-400 F & H series
  • ET200M, S, iSP, SP-HA, & Simatic CFU
  • Scalance Industrial Networking X, W, & S
  • Simocode Motor Management Devices
  • Sinamics Drives
  • HMI Comfort Panels
  • APACS Controllers & IO Modules
  • QUADLOG Controllers & IO Modules

Rockwell Automation

  • SLC 500, PLC5, MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & ControlLogix
  • GuardLogix for Compact & ControlLogix
  • PanelView HMI
  • PowerFlex Drives


  • M Series, S Series, & Charms
  • Smart Logix Solver (SLS) for SIS
  • Asset Management System (AMS)
  • Mynah Simulation
  • Serial Interface
  • DH+ Interface
  • Profibus Interface
  • EtherNet I/P Interface
  • Modbus Interface

Supported Core Software Platforms


  • Step7
  • TIA-Portal
  • Simatic PCS 7
  • Simatic Batch
  • Process Historian
  • Route Control
  • Drives ES
  • Simocode Pro
  • Industry Library
  • Safety Matrix
  • PVX+OS
  • WinCC
    • Flexible
    • Simatic IT
    • Sm@rtLib Function Library
    • Historian Connect
    • Alarm Management ACC
  • Process Device Manager (PDM)

Rockwell Automation

  • PlantPAx
  • GEMS Library
  • Studio 5000
  • RSLogix 5000/500/5
  • FactoryTalk Batch
  • ME, SE, ViewPoint, & RSView32
  • Analytics, VantagePoint, Historian, EnergyMetrics


  • GraphWorX
  • Hyper Historian
  • AssetWorX
  • TendWorX
  • FDDWorX
  • Energy AnalytiX


  • Control Studio
  • Recipe Studio
  • Asset Management System (AMS)
  • Batch Executive & Batch Operator Interface


  • OPC Client/Server
  • Web Service
  • ODBC Server
  • Polling Managment


  • Archestra
  • System Platform
  • InTouch
  • Historian
  • SmartGlance

Interested in learning more about PLC and DCS system integration? Contact a Cross team member today to discuss your project or application in detail and see how our services can benefit your operation!

Learn more about Our PLC and DCS System Integration Services

An Introduction to System Legacy Migration

Because the associated consequences are so severe, we can all be grateful that the concept of Legacy Migration is very simple. Legacy migration is a process in which obsolete control system hardware and software are upgraded to maintain the current standards – simply, the current technology – so that you can continue to run your facility with a mitigated risk of failure.

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