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Center for Trends and Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas serves up cutting-edge technology

Eight presentations, repeated daily, as well as kiosks and interactive displays make up CTT, designed to help visitors learn about leading-edge packaging line technology.

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Compliance, serialization, and line optimization are a few of the session topics complementing a robust display of innovations at The Center for Trends & Technology (CTT) (Booth C–4829) at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28-30; Las Vegas Convention Center), according to show owner and producer PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and CTT sponsor Rockwell Automation and its Partner Network™.

“CTT is about the cutting-edge technologies that can lead you to new levels on your production lines,” says Cheryl Lange, Commercial Program Manager, Rockwell Automation. “With the seminars, we’re giving you a taste of what that means in practical terms.”

The eight presentations are repeated daily (see schedule)

  • Achieve Operational Excellence by Combining Safety & Operational Projects
  • Drug Supply Chain Security Act Compliance – Serialization ePedigree & Potential Benefits to Manufacturers
  • Ensuring Machinery Safety, Compliance & Productivity
  • Improving Operational Productivity with a Modern Approach to Distributed Control
  • IoT and Plant Floor Virtualization – Emerging Technologies Accelerating Lean Manufacturing
  • Line Optimization – Leveraging Data at all Levels of Your Organization for Continuous Improvement
  • Remote Asset Management in the Cloud
  • Securing The Connected Enterprise

In addition to the educational sessions, CTT uses kiosks and an interactive display to present ways automation technologies help companies achieve their operational objectives.

“Attendees at CTT will be able to connect with subject matter experts and gain a real understanding of what automation technologies can do for their businesses,” Lange adds.

Cisco Systems, Grantek Systems Integration, Interstates Controls, Microsoft, and Stone Technologies are Rockwell Automation’s partners in the PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 edition of CTT.

“PACK EXPO Las Vegas combines top-tier exhibitors and high-quality educational opportunities, so attendees can see new technology and equipment in action and learn more about it from industry thought-leaders,” Charles D. Yuska, President and CEO, PMMI, says. “CTT’s seminars and displays exemplify that philosophy. A stop at CTT will help attendees better understand what’s here today as well as what’s on the horizon.”

Other educational features at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 include the Innovation Stages (Booths C-1041, C-1045, C1049, and N-559); the Food Safety Summit Resource Center (Booth S-7632), organized by the Food Safety Summit and co-sponsored by GE; and the Reusable Learning Center (Booth S-6657, in the Reusable Packaging Pavilion), sponsored by the Reusable Packaging Association.

In addition, industry leaders will present market-specific educational sessions in these industry meeting places: The Beverage Cooler Lounge (Booth S-7429), hosted by the International Society of Beverage Technologists (ISBT); The Baking & Snack Break Lounge (Booth S-7427), hosted by the Biscuit and Cracker Manufacturers’ Association (B&CMA); and The Candy Bar Lounge (Booth S-6550), hosted by the National Confectioners Association (NCA).

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