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Article | December 8, 2010
Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Kraft to speak at Packaging Automation Forum
As manufacturers continue to search for ways to improve profitability by increasing efficiency, this year’s Packaging Automation Forum will offer practical information and insight from market-leading companies that are leveraging innovative new software and controls with great success.
At Packaging Automation Forum 2011, professionals from Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Kraft and other organizations will demonstrate how emerging technologies are optimizing their manufacturing and packaging lines. Produced by Packaging World and Automation World magazines, this educational event is scheduled for April 26 at the Westin O’Hare. New this year will be a look at broad themes that have risen to the top of many business agendas: safety, security, and sustainability. Presenters will address how their companies are integrating concerns about machine safety, data security and the need for increased energy efficiency as they deploy new packaging and manufacturing technology and equipment. Conference presenters will speak on a variety of topics including: software that captures machine data to improve equipment reliability while reducing downtime and packaging scrap; software that allows simultaneous, multi-department access to remote processing data; the role of controls in machine safety; and how to attain better flexibility, throughput, and OEE on packaging lines by incorporating training, modular equipment, and servo technology. Additionally, forum attendees will have the opportunity to receive instruction on PackML implementation and Make2Pack and Connect-and-Pack concepts via an optional training Workshop on April 25.Since 2006, Packaging Automation Forum has distinguished itself as a unique venue for bringing together packaging professionals, integrators and OEMs to focus on automation strategies that can improve operational efficiency, flexibility and capabilities. This event offers relevant business information for individuals who use or purchase processing and/or packaging machinery and systems; packaging machine builders or OEMs; systems integrators; control engineers and automation engineers; IT and networking professionals; operations management; and software development engineers. Registration is now open at Packworld.com/paf with an early bird registration discount through March 25. Speaker and sponsor inquiries are welcome.
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