SERCOS improves interoperability with Pack Profile

The SERCOS organizations, one in North America and one in Europe, have announced the development of a Pack Profile in response to a request by the OMAC Packaging Workgroup.

The Pack Profile defines a subset of the SERCOS interface functions for packaging machinery to further improve the multi-vendor interoperability of servo controls and drives. Products from various vendors that conform to the Pack Profile will provide plug-and-play functionality for packaging machinery. A conformance test to ensure interoperability is now available.

A Pack Profile interoperability demo, with controls and drives from multiple vendors, will be presented at Pack Expo 2004, November 7-11, in Chicago. Also, the published Pack Profile specification, plus a white paper on the subject, are available at

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