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  • by Ronnie Moore | January 2, 2018 Replacing an existing manual process valve with an automated on/off or control valve is often the right move. However, sometimes all you might need to do is automate an existing manual valve. Valves & Controls

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Cross Company
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  • by Mary Melton-Hale | December 14, 2017 Many businesses opt to keep their own crimp machine on premises for quick and easy hose assemblies. Cross Hose & Fittings outfits these businesses with their machines and provides training to keep hose quality and safety top of mind. Here are step-by-step instructions for hydraulic hose assembly. Hose & Fittings, Hose Assemblies

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Cross Company
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  • by Josh Westmoreland | December 8, 2017 Collaborative Robots have been a disruptive technology in the manufacturing industry as well as other, non-traditional industries. Why can companies outside of manufacturing now look to robotics when it hasn’t been an option before? There are two simple reasons: Collaborative Robotics

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Cross Company
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  • by Kevin Olmstead | December 4, 2017 When it comes to industrial hose assemblies, there are multiple ways to attach fittings to a length of hose. This blog covers 4 of them: pre-formed band clamps, double bolt clamps, gear or worm drive clamps, and crimpable ferrules and sleeves. Hose & Fittings

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Cross Company
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  • by Brendan Quigley | December 1, 2017 Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are under attack as frequently and creatively as on the corporate-administration systems. The problem, however, is that many industrial operational-technology (OT) departments have lagged behind their information technology (IT) counterparts in managing new threats. Control System, Network & Networking Security

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Cross Company
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  • by Eli Jenkins | November 20, 2017 The purpose of this blog is to offer a few thoughts on how to be more successful writing your RFP and receiving qualified “apples to apples” proposals back from your recipient pool. Control System, Process Controls

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Cross Company
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  • by Brant Bullister | November 17, 2017 This document will explore electromechanical grippers and typical collaborative robot applications that call for them. This should be of particular interest to anyone researching reliable methods to pick up and grip a delicate, fragile, or unusually shaped item. Collaborative Robotics, Grippers, Robotics

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Cross Company
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  • by Chad Hayden | November 13, 2017 There is never a good time to have a hydraulic or industrial hose problem. Luckily, Cross Company Hose & Fittings is there for you when you need it most. Custom solutions to fit your need and timetable, as well as inventory management services to keep you running. Hose & Fittings, Hose Assemblies, Industrial Hose

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Cross Company
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  • by Wally Goad | November 10, 2017 In the video, you will see how to assemble an SD25 control valve from Walvoil. Hydraulics

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Cross Company
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  • by David Saunders | November 6, 2017 When someone says a system is “load sensing,” it means that it has been designed to operate at as low a flow and/or pressure as possible when no functions are actuated and is able to immediately “jump” back up to the flows and pressures necessary to do the work demanded. As with most things in mobile hydraulics and controls, there is more than one way to accom...

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Cross Company
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  • by Paul Badowski | November 2, 2017 CAN J1939 is the communication network used by electronic diesel engines to transmit data about the operating conditions of the engines to the Engine Control Module (ECM). This simple, 2-wire network can take your mobile machine to new heights. Electronic Controls

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Cross Company
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  • by Brendan Quigley | November 2, 2017 The purpose of this blog is to bring awareness to the advances of the IoT (Internet of Things) and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and to initiate conversations among different groups within an organization to better understand the direct impact of IIoT on their company’s success. DCS/PLCs, IoT and IIoT

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Cross Company
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  • by Richard Blanchette | October 27, 2017 Part of Cross Company's value-added services is the ability to bring together many components to build a custom solution for each customer. In this case, the customer received an updated controls cabinet with expanded space, mobility, and could double as a workstation. Motion Control, Value Added Service

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Cross Company
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  • by Buck Malphrus | October 26, 2017 Gas monitoring instruments are designed to protect personnel from unseen hazards that may exist in workplace environments, including confined spaces. It is vital to worker safety that these instruments are maintained and calibrated properly. Gas Detection, Plant Safety

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Cross Company
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  • by Zek Grantham | October 23, 2017 More should go into hydraulic system design than just cost and functionality. Correctly pairing component types is a simple but significantly impactful decision. You should never pair piston and gear components together. Hydraulics

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Cross Company
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  • by Kevin Olmstead | October 20, 2017 OSHA recently announced a new regulation for controlling silica dust that recently went into effect for the construction industry. Silica, which is a mineral found in stone, sand, and soil can cause serious health issues when inhaled. This greatly affects construction workers who use jackhammers to break up stone, brick, or concrete. Hose & Fittings, Industri...

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Cross Company
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  • by Steve Burton | October 18, 2017 There aren’t nearly as many safety options for mobile machinery as industrial machinery. But, two of the safety devices we have available to integrate into mobile hydraulic systems are velocity fuses and flow limiters. Here’s a description of what they are, how they work and when to apply them. Hydraulics

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Cross Company
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  • by Steve Burton | October 18, 2017 Eaton has changed the design of their pressure flow compensator (load sense) for their X20 Series open loop piston pumps (220 / 420 / 620). Cross Company reviews the changes and simplifies the technical language so you can make the best decision for your machine. Hydraulics

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Cross Company
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  • by George Belk | October 16, 2017 Most, if not all, air conditioners on mobile equipment are driven by hydraulic motors. The one requirement is the hydraulic motor that is connected to the air condition compressor needs turn at a constant RPM regardless of engine RPM. There are three common ways to accomplish this feat. Hydraulics

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Cross Company
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  • by John Laurens | October 11, 2017 Pressure and Vacuum Relief Valves are tank protection devices predominantly installed on a nozzle opening at the top of a fixed roof atmospheric storage tank. Over Pressure Protection

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Cross Company
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  • by Steve Dickerson | October 3, 2017 “The principal trouble with ‘the proof is in the pudding’ is that it makes no sense,” Michael Quinion of worldwidewords.org, a leading British word maven, wrote. “The full proverb is ‘the proof of the pudding is in the eating’... Collaborative Robotics

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Cross Company
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  • by Robbie Peoples | September 29, 2017 There are two types of Industrial Control Systems: ones that have been compromised and ones that will be compromised in the future. How vulnerable is your ICS? What can you do about it? Control System

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