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Control System Integration

Cross Company Control System Integration

Cross Company offers a range of control system integration solutions, with years of expertise and a team of control system experts. Whether your operation needs to migrate a control system, integrate a new system, or simply upgrade your current system infrastructure, the Cross Company process solutions group is here to help.

Control Systems When You Need Them

A change in your industrial control system can be a scary thing. For many, it seems synonymous with unplanned downtime, increased expenses, and extra headaches. But it doesn’t have to.

Working with a trusted control system integration company means working together to develop an optimal integration solution that takes into account your production needs, schedule, and expenses. Then seamlessly implement that plan based on your individual budget, scale, and the scope of integration.

Think of Cross Company Process Solutions as an extension of your own team. We’ll work directly with you to ensure that you’re getting the right equipment, best support, and anything else you might need to succeed.

Cross Company has proven experience in migrating legacy hardware and software systems. Our proven process begins with a risk analysis and site review and discussion with our customer to discuss the end goals and critical aspects of each application.

Legacy Control System Migration →

Control narratives can be subset of a design specification. For smaller systems sometimes supplying just a control narrative will provide all the information required to configure the control system. Typically Control Narratives contain definitions of all control loops with important details like range, description, alarms, graphic depiction, interlocks, automated logic etc.

Control Narratives →

When installing a new control system, upgrading an existing platform, or migrating to a new platform, Front-End design activities are critical to the success of a project. Depending on which academic study you read, it has been proven that up to 80% of project issues can be traced back to the Front-End design phase.

Front End Design →

Cross Company’s process control system experts provide modern and efficient systems to any type of new operation while staying dedicated to reducing inherent project risk. Whether your next project is a brand new operation, facility expansion, or replacing current processes with new systems, preparation with a trusted control system advisor is key to success.

New Control System Integration →

If your facility has an aging control system, then it is time to start planning for an upgrade or migration before it becomes obsolete. Once a control system becomes obsolete, the costs of maintaining can triple or more. Cross Company is readily available to provide partial or turnkey services as needed for software and hardware upgrades.

Control System Upgrades →

In today’s tight economy, it’s not realistic to have a systems programmer on staff permanently who only works on two or three projects a year. It’s a very specialized skillset and when a systems programmer retires, it’s a tough role to replace. But don’t worry, Cross Company can help!

Embedded Control Engineering →

If you’re utilizing industrial networking, you know how important it is that every single component be working optimally. At Cross, we can audit your industrial networking infrastructure to ensure that you’re operating at peak performance and efficiency.

Network Assessments →

Benefits of Cross Control Systems Integration

Whether it’s system retrofitting, system migration, or a control system upgrade, Cross is your go-to control system integration company. Make sure your plant is at peak performance with the help of a qualified and experienced control system integrator.

System Retrofitting

Many of the older PLC or HMIs still in use today were developed decades ago. And it’s safe to say the process industry has come a long way in modernizing since then. Retrofitting outdated control systems increases both machine and process reliability while reducing unplanned downtime. A control system retrofit also reduces cost through a shorter ROI when compared to purchasing an entire new machine.

System Migration

Take control of your plant modernization strategy through a migration of your control system. In an industry where control system performance can have a dramatic impact on uptimes and bottom lines, having a modern and up to date control system can make all the difference. Moving to a unified control architecture as part of your control system migration is a long-term solution that increases productivity and profitability.

System Upgrade

If you have newer control hardware that hasn’t been touched in recent memory, it may be time for an upgrade. Outdated control software can be one of the simplest causes of unexpected downtime or declining performance. System integrators will check that both your hardware and software are performing within the required parameters to ensure an efficient and streamlined process.

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Expertise For Any Part Of Your Integration Project

No matter what part of a control system integration project you’re looking at, Cross is here to help. We offer a range of solutions that fit any project control system project.

Virtualization – Utilizing control system virtualization is an excellent way to reduce overall operating cost by eliminating hardware, utilities, and maintenance. Our process solutions group has implemented virtualization not only for customers, but also in our own processes. Learn more

Front End Design – Front-End design activities are critical to the success of a project. Our team can help outline budget, design, execution, and deployment of large scale industrial control system projects. Learn more

Control Narratives – Control narratives can be a subset of a design specification. We tailor our deliverables to match the size and scope of the project thus saving you money. Learn more

White Paper: 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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Our Integration Capabilities

We offer a wide range of integration capabilities for control system integration projects and applications. Some of these include

  • Project Management
  • FEED Studies And Analysis
  • Life Cycle And ROI Analysis
  • OEE Analysis
  • Material Procurement And Specification
  • Panel Building And Staging
  • Startup And Checkout Services
  • System Documentation
  • Post Project Support
  • Documentation Submittals (Wiring diagrams, Panel design and layout, Product specification information, System design, Control narrative development)
  • System Configuration (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)
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Certifications

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Systems integration partner with Rockwell Automation
System integration partnership with Phoenix

Supported Core Platforms

Our process solutions team engineers have experience working with a range of core platforms in a variety of industries and settings. With that expertise, we can help you integrate or optimize just about any process.

Take a look at some of the core platforms we support and reach out to one of our process engineers to see how we can help with your control system project.

Siemens

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

Learn more about Siemens.

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  • SLC 500, PLC5, MicroLogix, CompactLogix, & ControlLogix
  • GuardLogix for Compact & ControlLogix
  • PanelView HMI
  • PowerFlex Drives
  • PlantPAx
  • GEMS Library
  • Studio 5000
  • RSLogix 5000/500/5
  • FactoryTalk Batch
  • ME, SE, ViewPoint, & RSView32
  • Analytics, VantagePoint, Historian, EnergyMetrics

Cross Company is a Rockwell Automation Silver System Integrator. Learn More about Rockwell Automation.

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

Learn more about Emerson Aventics.

Control System Integration 1

  • Archestra
  • System Platform
  • InTouch
  • Historian
  • SmartGlance

Control System Integration 2

  • Ability Symphony Plus
  • 800xa DCS

Learn more about ABB.

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  • Experion LX
  • ControlEdge PLC
  • ControlEdge HC900
  • ControlEdge RTU
  • ControlEdge UOC
  • ControlEdge PCD

Learn more about Honeywell.

Control System Integration 3

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

Control System Integration 4

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

Learn more about ICONICS.

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Why Cross Company Control System Integration?

Retrofitting, migrating, or updating a control system can become more complicated than they may appear at first. Many considerations are required to have a successful integration with minimal stoppage.

That’s why working with an experienced and trusted industrial control system integration company like Cross Process Solutions is necessary.

We’ll look at and audit your existing control systems and how they relate to your process in terms of efficiency and quality. Then provide a detailed report and optimization strategy for your control systems.

If you’re using a dusty, outdated control system, the time to switch is now. Don’t let yourself get out-performed or bogged down in unplanned downtime. Contact Cross Process Solutions today.

Related Process Solutions

At Cross, we offer much more than just one solution for process applications. We can also provide the solutions our process manufacturing partners need to succeed.

Check out our other process solutions equipment and see for yourself.

See How Our Process Solutions Team Can Help Improve Quality, Increase Efficiency, And Reduce Risk

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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.