Category: Organization News

OMAC Members Set the Standard for Automation Efficiency

Machine builders and technology providers worldwide have implemented ISA-TR88.00.02, also known as PackML, on various control platforms to increase speed to production, ease packaging line integration and improve reliability.

OMAC members are leaders in creating more efficient manufacturing and packaging operations and creating standards that advance our industry. Here are OMAC’s OEMs and technology providers who are experienced implementing PackML.

Visit the OMAC Packaging Workgroup page.

Dr. Bryan Griffen Discusses Upcoming PackML Workshop

Monday, May 22, Chicago Marriott O’Hare

  • Half-day training includes PackML coding and programming workshops with Rockwell and Siemens experts
  • Additional sessions on implementing PackML and OPC UA Companion Specification

OMAC’s PackML Workshop takes place on May 22, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in partnership with the Automation Conference 2017, produced by Automation World and PMMI Media Group. The Automation Conference follows the PackML Workshop on May 23-24 at the same location.

To register, visit https://www.theautomationconference.com.

Listen to interview with Dr. Griffen.

Learn to Code and Install PackML at OMAC’s Annual PackML Workshop

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Brent Meyer
859.391.0130
brentmeyer@fuse.net

Learn to Code and Install PackML at OMAC’s Annual PackML Workshop
Monday, May 22, Chicago Marriott O’Hare

  • Half-day training includes PackML programming workshops with Rockwell and Siemens experts
  • Additional sessions on advancing the Industrial Internet and implementing PackML
  • Workshop offered conjunction with the Automation Conference, May 23-24

Reston, VA. – PackML Workshop 2017, presented by the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) is offering hands-on PackML/ISA TR88.00.02 programming and installation sessions with experts from Rockwell and Siemens. Each programming workshop will include multiple workstations for participants to learn how to code and install PackML. The goal is to provide attendees with practical experience by simulating a programming and installation environment.

The Workshop takes place on May 22, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare in partnership with the Automation Conference 2017, produced by Automation World and PMMI Media Group. The Automation Conference follows the PackML Workshop on May 23-24 at the same location.

PackML Workshop participants also will learn more about how PackML and OPC UA are advancing the Industrial Internet. Dennis Brandl, BRL Consulting will present OMAC and OPC UA – Providing a Pathway to the Industrial Internet of Things. A general session on building the business case for PackML will also be offered.

A reception for all OMAC members and Workshop participants will follow at 5:00 pm in the same location. OMAC will hold its General Meeting for all members and interested workshop participants on May 22, prior to the Workshop.

PackML Workshop attendees must also register the Automation Conference. OMAC members save $100 on registration for the PackML Workshop and $100 on registration for the Automation Conference.

For more information and to register: visit https://www.theautomationconference.com.

OMAC Meetings and Workshop Schedule
8:00 – 10:00 am
OMAC Board Meeting

10:00 am -12:00 pm
OMAC General Meeting
Open to all OMAC members and Workshop Participants
Workshop Schedule

1:00 – 2:00 pm
OMAC and OPC UA – Providing a Pathway to the Industrial Internet of Things
Presenter: Dennis Brandl, BRL Consulting

2:00 – 4:30 pm
Hands-on PackML Programming and Installation
Presenters: Multiple workstations led by Rockwell Automation Team

Hands-on PackML Programming and Installation
Presenters: Multiple Workstations led by Siemens Team

Business Case and Technical Path for implementing PackML/ISA TR88.00.02
Presenter: TBD

Programming and business case sessions run concurrently.
4:30-5:00 pm
Workshop Wrap-Up and Q&A
Presenter: Dr. Bryan Griffen, OMAC Chairman

5:00 pm
Networking reception for OMAC
Members and Workshop Participants

About OMAC
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) helps manufacturers and suppliers work together to identify new and innovative ways to increase the effectiveness of their production operations. OMAC brings together leading End-User Manufacturers, OEM Machine Builders, System Integrators, Technology Providers, and Non-Profit / Government Agency organizations to address issues that confront global manufacturing today. OMAC’s two working groups, Packaging and Manufacturing, lead the way in producing industry consensus guidelines that help manufacturers reduce their delivery times, be more efficient with available resources, and increase profitability. More information is available at www.omac.org.

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