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Article | September 30, 1995
PMMI to explore packaging trends, solutions
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute's (Arlington, VA) second Packaging Productivity Forum, Nov. 6 to 8 at the Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL, will unveil the results of the 1995 Packaging Productivity Trends Indicator survey.
Packaging machinery manufacturers, end users and material vendors "will have ample opportunity to engage in interactive give-and-take discussions with other participants and the presenters," notes Larry Smith, president of Bemis Packaging Machinery Co., and chairman of PMMI's Industrial Relations Committee, which oversees PPF.Learn about packaging innovation at The Packaging Conference in Orlando, February 3-5, 2014
In separate sessions, the forum will focus on three critical productivity factors: operating philosophy, people issues and technology. The first session, on operating philosophy, will explore measurements of cost, line productivity, efficiency, and improvement, as well as partnerships and ECR. People issues looks at basic education, training, work teams and empowerment, safety/ergonomics and automation influence. And in the technology session, the panel will explore changeover and controls/electronics software.
New technologies will also be discussed, including: MS-2000, an on-line predictive maintenance monitor; PLATO-0100, a controller for electronic verification of packaging components; SDS (Smart Distributed System), a device-level control system; and industrial robots. One session will provide hands-on demonstrations of some of these technologies.
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