What is PackML and how can it help packaging companies and OEMs?

When I first heard about PackML, I understood it as a set of states and concepts to model how machines present themselves and behave, and thus, helping different machines from diverse OEMs to easily integrate and work together as a single line. Digital Maturity in the Packaging Industry Benchmarking Report: Download it now for free! But as I started to dive deeper into it, I can now say that PackML is much more than a definition for communication between machines and software. PackML Interface State Model - Source: OMAC What is PackML? So what is PackML then? PackML is short for Packaging Machine Language and it is an industry-standard for the control and monitoring of packaging machines as an area of OT - Operational Technology and industrial automation. From the 3 main categories that comprise the Manufacturing Automation Industry: Continuous, Batch, and Discrete control, PackML focuses on the last 2 and although it was primarily created for the packaging industry, its definition is valid for any discrete process.  It was created by OMAC  Organization for Machine Automation and Control in conjunction with the International Society of Automation (ISA). Both entities were working on separate definitions until it…

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7 talks on industrial IoT and digital transformation that you’ll probably like

Many professionals around the world want to improve on the industrial internet of things (IIot) concept but have difficulty finding quality content, with reliable channels. That's why we've decided to create a "mini curation". This way you can evolve your knowledge on the subject. And there's nothing better than learning more about IIOT using videos. Save the link to your browser favorites and watch it at your own pace. I'm sure it'll be worth it. At any time you can also check this other content: Glossary of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: 40 terms you must know. I am pretty sure it could help. 1. How it Works: The Internet of Things and Manufacturing | IBM Think Academy Well, you are going to check by yourself, but it's always good to make things clear in advance: the first one is not a lecture. But this content is so simple and effective that we decided to list it here. This IBM video objectively explains several IoT applications for the industry. It is short and light. It's really worth watching. The Internet of Things for manufacturing is a platform that combines the capabilities of analytics, cognitive computing, and the IoT to…

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Glossary of Digital Transformation in Manufacturing: 40 terms you must know

Since we have decided to discuss relevant terms and expressions, it is almost impossible not to start with this one: digital transformation. Well, digital transformation can be defined as a phenomenon that incorporates the use of digital technology to traditional problem solutions. Thus, it encompasses procedural changes in different spheres of society. This transformation modifies the paradigm of the use of technology, for example, in the following areas: government, economy, labor market, industry, future of work, education, medicine, arts, science, global communication, among others. We know it is hard to stay on top of everything since a lot of news (and new terms) are constantly coming out. That is why we have prepared this guide to help you get to know the main terms and expressions used within the 4.0 industry, internet of things and digital transformation contexts.  I hope you make good use of them at your next meeting. 3D Simulation Products, materials or even processes that can be simulated in 3D: so that it is possible to analyze actual data and thus improve the models before implementation. Advanced Manufacturing It is the combination of automation in the industry, with advances in computing, connectivity and IT.…

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