Two announcements from Pearson: The company is now offering the PackML machinery language platform as standard across much of their core product line; and Sean Spees has been hired as Regional Sales Manager, South East US.
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Our fourth and final Packaging Automation Forum report looks at the automation challenges still faced by packagers and how PAF participants are driving new technologies and standards to achieve their companies’ growth and profit objectives.
A key goal of the Make2Pack initiative—a joint effort by the World Batch Forum and the OMAC Packaging Workgroup aimed at better integrating the processing and packaging functions in manufacturing—is to get people to approach packaging machinery programming in terms of modular code or function blocks that can be reused and reimplemented.
As companies find many reasons to integrate data from process manufacturing and packaging with each other and with the rest of the company’s business applications, engineers are turning to standards and models from the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA), OMAC Packaging Workgroup and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for help.
More than 100 people attended the most recent OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controls) meeting in Chicago during Pack Expo Intl. 2000. The meeting’s purpose: to report progress since the group’s first official meeting in March 2000, also in Chicago.