On November 18th and 19th, Pfizer will host the first OMAC meeting focused on bringing PackML standards to the Pharmaceutical Industry. The meeting, to take place at the Pfizer Peapack, New Jersey facility, will provide pharmaceutical industry professionals with an ideal introduction to the benefits of adopting the PackML common approach for machine automation. During the two day event, there will be presentations discussing various aspects of PackML delivered by representatives from Pfizer, OMAC, Lenze, B&R, Pro Mach, Mettler Toledo, and ei3.
Admission is free but seats are limited. The registration deadline is November 10th, 2015.
If you would like to attend, send an email to ei3 (email@example.com) to receive details.
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.
About OMAC Packaging Workgroup (OPW)
The objective of the OMAC?Packaging Workgroup (OPW) is to maximize the business value of packaging machinery by improving automation guidelines and standards. This will lead to improved flexibility, improved capability, and reduced system integration costs.
PackML, which stands for Packaging Machine Language, defines a common approach, or machine language, for automated machines. The primary goals are to encourage a common “look and feel” across a plant floor and to enable and encourage industry innovation. PackML was adopted as part of the ISA88 industry standard(www.isa.org/isa88) in August 2008. PackML has been implemented by users and machine builders on a wide variety of control platforms. Those implementing PackML are realizing cost benefits of higher reliability, better supply chain integration, reduced engineering and training costs, and shorter project cycles.