About OMAC

In today’s global economy, manufacturers continue to strive for new ways to reduce delivery times, be more efficient with available resources, and increase profitability, all while maintaining their competitive advantage. When manufacturers come together and share best practices, the whole industry benefits.  The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) was formed to meet this purpose and help manufacturers work together to find new and innovative ways to be successful their production operations. OMAC brought together leading manufacturers representing 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 Machine Tool, lead the way in producing industry consensus guidelines that help manufacturers reduce their delivery times, be more efficient with available resources, and increase profitability , all while maintaining their competitive advantage. OMAC is a charter member of the Automation Federation .

History

1994 -- OMAC is formed as The Open Modular Architecture Controls User's Group to provide an organization for companies to work together and:

  • Collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control technologies
  • Promote open, modular architecture control development among control technology providers and adoption among end users, OEMs, and system integrators
  • Act as a repository for open, modular architecture control requirements and operating experience from users, software developers, hardware builders and OEMs in manufacturing applications
  • Facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry- and government-developed technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements
  • Collaborate with users groups around the world in pursuit of common international technology guidelines.

2008 -- OMAC changes its name to the Organization for Machine Automation and Control to better reflect the broader mission and scope of its on-going activities.