26 Oct 2018
portable inspection system

A Portable, All-In-One Benchtop Inspection System

In today’s manufacturing facilities, fixed inspection systems are often found on production lines for quality control. But what if you want the ability to inspect a variety of parts, offline, at different locations within a facility? Tasked with such a request, The Proud Company recently delivered a self-contained, portable, all-in-one quality inspection system to a […]

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26 Sep 2018

Educational Industrial Networking Event in October

From remote monitoring and data collection to cybersecurity, living in the Age of IIoT creates an entirely new set of industrial networking challenges for today’s engineers. In order to protect your company data and assets, it’s crucial to understand new threats, necessary precautions, and available solutions. Join The Proud Company and Moxa on Wednesday, October […]

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21 Aug 2018
Robotics Engineers of Tomorrow

Inside the Mind of Tomorrow’s Robotics Engineers

According to Loup Ventures research, the industrial robotics market is expected to grow by 175% over the next decade, and 34% of the industrial robots sold by 2025 will be collaborative. As demand for industrial robots continues to increase at an incredible rate, so will the demand for robotics engineers capable of programming, building, and […]

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09 Aug 2018
MiR Call Box

Summoning a MiR Robot with a Call Box

In an effort to reduce “wasted” time transporting parts, pallets, and other components throughout a facility, plant and warehouse managers are utilizing MiR mobile autonomous robots for such tasks. The robot safely maneuvers around people and obstacles, through doorways and in and out of elevators — all without having to alter your facility. This is […]

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18 Jul 2018
EXOR IIoT Controller

A Revolutionary IIoT Controller: the Exor eX700 Series

As you may have heard, The Proud Company recently entered into a new partnership with EXOR International, a manufacturer of HMI, control, and industrial IoT solutions. We’re very excited about this product line and what it can offer our customers. EXOR’s product line — including their flagship IIoT Controller — addresses the 5 major challenges […]

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26 Jun 2018
Cognex Verifiers: Verify Codes On Every Surface

Verify Codes On Every Surface with the Cognex DataMan 8070

Barcode verification is the process of grading the quality of barcodes. Barcode verifiers capture images and generate reports to demonstrate compliance to parameters within industry standardization guidelines. The problem is, verifiers are traditionally very finicky, difficult to setup, and cumbersome to use. The new Cognex DataMan 8070 changes that. The DataMan 8070 series barcode verifier […]

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20 Jun 2018
MiR500

MiR Launches MiR500 for Heavy Industrial Transport

Autonomous mobile robot manufacturer, Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR), just announced its biggest, fastest, strongest robot to-date at Automatica 2018: the MiR500. MIR500: SAFE, EFFICIENT TRANSPORT OF HEAVY OBJECTS The MiR500 is designed to automate the transportation of pallets and heavy loads throughout a facility. With a lifting capacity of 1,102 lbs and a speed of […]

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12 Jun 2018
Mitsubishi Electric FR-A800

A New Generation of Drive Technology: the Remarkable FR-A800

Designed for unparalleled drive precision, speed control, simple startup, and versatility, Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new generation of drive technology: the remarkable FR-A800. Outstanding features of the FR-A800 series include the integrated high level PLC, USB port for programming and parameter copying, an easy-to-read control panel, optimum power usage and energy saving functions, improved […]

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16 May 2018
Low Cost SCARA Robots

Low Cost SCARA Robots: The Best Alternative For Traditional Pick & Place

Low cost SCARA robots used to only exist on engineers’ wishlists. Historically, pick and place applications typically involved either pneumatic or electromechanical actuators (aka Cartesian robots). The problem with using traditional actuators for pick and place applications is that everything needs to be perfectly aligned to work properly. Adjust the location of a pick or […]

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11 Apr 2018

Automated Packaging Solution: Lip Balm Packaging

One of The Proud Company’s areas of expertise is the design and implementation of automated processes in manufacturing and packaging facilities. When designing automated packaging solutions, collaborative robots and custom end effectors are typically essential. Recently, Proud implemented an automated packaging solution for tubes of lip balm. The end result included a Sawyer collaborative robot […]

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