OMAC Showcases Panels of Experts at ISA EXPO 2005
"OMAC's sessions at ISA EXPO 2005 will add significant value to the conference program, and we're confident that the technologies, guidelines and information presented at these panel discussions will help our attendees solve difficult problems," said Dale Lee, ISA Director of Convention, Education and Certification Services.
OMAC's first session, "OMAC's Packaging Guidelines - Increasing the ROI for Industry," will be held on Tuesday, 25 October. The session will focus on the development of industry guidelines for packaging applications by end users, working with OEM's and suppliers. Experts in the industry will discuss the latest guidelines, providing advice on increasing productivity and saving money, in the following areas:
communications) between production machinery within the packaging industry, including adaptation of ISA-88 standards
The second session, "OMAC Manufacturing Architecture Guidelines - A Communication Cornerstone for Interoperability," will be held on Wednesday, 26 October. "Open architecture controls are a means of achieving manufacturing success. Common connectivity between production assets and other systems in a manufacturer's supply chain is essential to achieving the increased responsiveness, reduced investment and operating costs, and enhanced quality of end products that characterize lean and efficient production operations," commented Andy McDonald, OMAC Board Chair. This session will also explore how OMAC and ISA-SP95 are planning to work together on factory architecture and interoperability standards between the factory floor and enterprise systems.
"OMAC's MSMUG - Optimizing MS Windows in Manufacturing," also held on Wednesday, will feature manufacturing end users and help define how best to apply MS Windows, including:
Finally, "OMAC's Machine Tool Working Group - Defining the Future of Machining," will be held on Thursday, 27 October. The panel will discuss the latest developments in this important initiative to advance machining operations for better accuracy and performance management. Participants will interact with industry experts that are working on projects such as:
ISA EXPO, North America's number one event for automation and control professionals, is scheduled for 25-27 October at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois. With practitioners from over 70 countries, ISA EXPO features the largest and most comprehensive products and services exhibition, a cutting-edge technical conference, and an exceptional continuing education and training program. For more information about ISA EXPO 2005 or to register, go to www.isa.org/isaexpo2005 or call 919-549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.
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