SESAM-World A/S is starting a Pack Network Group, for end-users and suppliers of packaging, filing equipment and other forms for equipment & devices. The Pack Network Group is initiated on a request from Arla Foods and other end-user customers and Packaging machines supplier. The Pack Network Group purpose will be to strengthen and expand cooperation in the use of the Pack Interface standards and the use of standard GateWay PLC solution and LineControl PLC solutions based on the common PLC platforms.
PackML interface standard The PackML interface standard is a global IT standard interface allowing, for simplify and standardize data integration. It is a defined interface standard on basis of the ANSI ISA 88 standard and the OMAC PackML version 3. With a clear definition for the use of the OMAC PackML State model, and for bringing comparable and valid data on OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and MME (Mechanical Machine Effectiveness)
Areas of use The use of the PackML interface standard is relevant to the filling and packaging area, the packaging line and the end of line equipment. The Warehouse area as a common and standardize date interface.
Benefits: Clearly defined interfaces
- Easy access to machine data
- Standardized interface to data and services
- Possibility to improve machine performance
- Easy line integration
- Faster commissioning of new lines
- Higher up-time
- Easier to support
- Re-usable equipment
- Allows for knowledge sharing across sites