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| July 24, 2012
Nestle Articulates PackML’s Benefits
The Automation Conference, held in Chicago May 22-23, provided a golden opportunity for Nestle’s Bryan Griffen to deliver an update on recent initiatives of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup.
The Automation Conference, held in Chicago May 22-23, provided a golden opportunity for Nestle’s Bryan Griffen to deliver an update on recent initiatives of the OMAC Packaging Workgroup. Griffen, who is the OPW chairman, was one of the keynote speakers at the conference, which is produced by Automation World and Packaging World, both publications of Summit Media Group.
In Griffen’s opening remarks, he reminded his audience just why PackML has gotten Nestle’s attention the way it has. “We like three things about Pack ML. It defines a machine’s state--holding, running, executing, stopping, aborting—and it makes that consistent from machine to machine. It also defines machine modes—maintenance, jog, cleanout, operating, etc. And third, with PackTags it standardizes the way data is moved outside the machine; the PackTags carry information about the condition of the machine in a very specific format that lets the machine next to it pick up that info and know what it means.” Griffen then went on to describe recent Nestle and OPW machine control initiatives:
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