At the conclusion of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute’s PackOps Conference on June 30, all attendees and members of the packaging community are invited to a complimentary buffet luncheon at the Westin O’Hare hosted by the OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW).
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Norden Inc. has equipped its entire range of Generation 3 tube fillers and cartoners with PackML. PackML is a specification from the Open Modular Architecture Controls (OMAC) Packaging Workgroup for simplifying integration of packaging machinery on a network.
Elau is helping packaging machinery builders and users make the most of the PackML state model. A free PackML CD and PackML workshop series show how to use the state model, implement it in IEC 61131-3 standard languages, and gain access to valuable OEE and MES information in a standardized way.
The Electric Drives and Controls Div. of Bosch Rexroth (Hoffman Estates, IL) now supports the PackML state model via a software module. Developed in close cooperation with the OMAC for Packaging Workgroup, this software module is designed to reduce commissioning time and present a single interface to operators of various packaging machinery.