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.
The OMAC Packaging Guidelines make packaging operations more effective by simplifying customization and integration, which enables world class packaging operations. When implemented, packaging companies and their partners gain a competitive advantage as they leverage an integrated supply chain to optimize operations.
PackML/PackTags Technical Report Approved
The ISA88 Committee has approved a new ISA88 Technical Report on Machine and Unit States. This technical report incorporates the OMAC Packaging Workgroup’s PackML and PackTags documents with the industry standard ISA88 terminology.
Featured speakers from the most recent PackML Workshop at The Automation Conference took a few minutes with Jack Aguero from OMAC and Aguero Associates to briefly share a few of their insights on implementing PackML. For the podcast, Jack asked each speaker to highlight some challenges, benefits, and advice for organizations beginning or considering implementing PackML.
During the Workshop speakers focused in depth on benefits and challenges of implementing PackML from either an integrator and end user’s perspective or from a machine builder’s perspective. Featured speakers included:
Tom Dorward, METTLER TOLEDO Product Manager for Food-Check weighing, Transport & Logistics, and Communications.
Tom drives consistent PackML implementation and compliance to the ISATR88.00.02 standard for METTLER TOLEDO’s Product Inspection Division. Tolisten to Tom’s podcast, click here.
Chris Thomas, Axon – powered by Pro Mach, Director of Controls Technology.
Chris drives implementation of ISA TR88 (PackML) in Axon machinery and controls design. To listen to Chris’s podcast, click here.
Todd Ebert, RoviSys Food & Beverage Industry Manager.
Todd’s has helped RoviSys customers standardize onISA TR88 (PackML)TR88 and take advantage of real-time and historical data to help drive decision making. To listen to Todd’s podcast, click here.
Geoff Gooding, Nestlé Senior Packaging Process Specialist.
Geoff has been heavily involved in PackML for three years, driving implementation with a number of OEM’s aligning PackML with Nestlé reporting and management. To listen to Geoff’s podcast, click here.