Registration is open for the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) 2019 PackML Workshop, taking place May 16 in Chicago. Produced in parternship with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, the workshop will immediately follow the eighth annual Automation World Conference & Expo at the Chicago Marriott O’Hare. It will extend the automation education with an additional full day of hands-on PackML training from experts, including B&R Automation, Bosch Rexroth, Rockwell Automation and Siemens. The small class-style training will include basic and advanced PackML coding and programming sessions.
“OMAC is pleased this year to take our workshop to the next level by offering an advanced training course for the first time,” said Paul Redwood, OMAC chairperson and R&D engineering manager for Church & Dwight. “Our technology provider members have stepped up to make sure there is a training solution for all attendees.”
Program content includes:
Basic Training and Programming
- History and development of PackML
- PackML benefits
- Understanding and applying the PackML State Model
- Basic coding and programming with a PackML Library
- Using PackTags
- Introduction to using OPC UA and PackML together
Advanced Coding and Programming Training
- Best practices for identifying modes and states for your application
- PackML coding and programming best practices
- PackML module development, code reuse
- Guided advanced coding and programming practice
- Guided advanced practice using PackTags
- Practical experience using OPC UA and PackML together
Important note: To register for the Advanced Coding and Programming Training, you must have prior knowledge about PackML modes, states and PackTags—what they are, their role and basic application. The primary focus will be on PackML coding and programming. Prior participation in PackML basic training is advantageous, but not required.
Registration for OMAC members is $200 for Basic Training and $250 for Advanced Training before Feb. 27, when it increases to $250 and $300. The non-member registration fee is $300 for Basic Training and $350 for Advanced Training before Feb. 27, when it increases to $350 and $400.
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