OMAC Presents PackML Workshop in Prologue to The Automation Conference 2015

For Immediate Release
Brent Meyer

  • Half-day training session provides PackML fundamentals and applications in packaging and non-packaging related automation
  • PackML Workshop, May 18; The Automation Conference May 19-20 Chicago Marriott O’Hare

Reston, VA – The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) in partnership with The Automation Conference 2015, is presenting a half-day workshop on implementing PackML to increase productivity. The Workshop, entitled PackML – Automation Efficiency in Packaging and Beyond is exclusive for attendees of The Automation Conference and takes place on May 18, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. The Automation Conference, produced by Automation World and Packaging World, is May 19-20 at the same location.

The Workshop is tailored to automation professionals, packaging end-users, OEMs, and other professionals who want to learn more about best practices in implementing PackML and potential applications in other automated systems. Topics include applying PackML in packaging and non-packaging related automation; implementation best practices; using templates to create consistent, reusable machine code;  relationship to developing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) guidelines and OEE in Packaging.  The presenters will also discuss functional elements that make packaging systems more productive. Attendees will receive usable templates, a walk through of P&G’s implementation system used by more than 200 developers, and a roadmap for identifying the right PackML elements for your machines and lines.

Presenters include:

Arthur Smith, Senior Automation Controls Engineer, Corning Incorporated will discuss experiences in implementing PackML in non-packaging related automation. He has more than15 years automation and controls experience and led Corning’s first implementation of PackML in non-packaging related production.

Steve Schlegel, Managing Director, The Alliance for Innovation & Operational Excellence (AIOE) will discuss PackML in relationship to the development of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) guidelines and OEE in Packaging.

Doug Buschor, E-Technologies Group, will provide practical resources, tools, and guidelines on implementing PackML on packaging lines. He will share implementation best practices, templates for reusable machine code, and functional elements of PackML. Doug has been an integrator on numerous packaging lines for P&G and others that have successfully implemented PackML to improve efficiency.

The Automation Conference is designed for manufacturing, processing, and packaging professionals and provides opportunities to discover practical applications and share best practices in automation and controls, manufacturing systems, engineering, software development, machine design, line integration, operations, and line performance.

Class size for the PackML Workshop is limited to encourage personalized attention and time for questions and answers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the practical application of PackML. The PackML Workshop is available exclusively for registered attendees of The Automation Conference, and requires an additional registration fee of $250 for OMAC members and $350 for non-members. To register, please visit:

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