OMAC has recently entered into a close cooperation with the OPC Foundation. Based on OPC UA communication, this will enable seamless communication and a uniform look and feel across multi-vendor packaging lines. Even though starting out with standardizing packaging, the new approach is of great relevance throughout the entire manufacturing industry.
As the umbrella organization for Europe’s manufacturers of plastics and rubber machinery, EUROMAP develops recommendations that are recognized as industry standards. In mid-September, the EUROMAP working group gathered in Austria to discuss its recommendation for a real-time communication interface for injection molding machines and robots.
What sounds like the latest weather report, well-matching to our cold and wet November days, is actually just a small glance on a huge jungle of new and confusing technology acronyms. What is today subsumed under the term “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” has led to an amazing amount of new language elements and word-creations.
Whitepaper: Packaging 4.0
A recent PWC survey has shown that industry has rather high expectations when looking into the migration to Smart Industry or Industry 4.0. Besides increasing the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) by more than 20% and reducing total costs (TCO) to the same extent, 61% of the survey participants plan to actively collect and analyze their own ‘Big Data’.