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PMMI unveils new Center for Trends & Technology at PACK EXPO Las Vegas on Sept. 23-25

Reston, Va.-based PMMI, The Association for Packaging & Processing Technologies, the owner and producer of PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23-25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center) has released a schedule of educational sessions at its new Center for Trends & Technology: Improving Production through Innovation (CTT), sponsored by Rockwell Automation and its Partner Network. Topics will cover new and emerging technologies that speed time to market and facilitate regulatory compliance, ultimately strengthening brand equity.

Located in the LVCC’s Central Hall, Booth #1358, CTT will present five one-hour conference sessions each day of the show. Led by experts from Cisco, Jacobs Automation, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions, Rockwell Automation and Spectrum Control, the sessions will provide insight into a range of topics including security, line integration, remote access, cloud strategies and more.

The sessions are free for PACK EXPO Las Vegas attendees; no advance registration is required to participate. Scheduled sessions, as of Aug. 1, are as follows:

Monday, Sept. 23

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Exploring Packaging Line Integration Techniques by Rockwell Automation. Learn how new line integration concepts and technologies are enabling manufacturers to acquire machines with pre-tested equipment control and information interfaces that integrate seamlessly with a flexible line control and performance management system.

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Don’t Waste Your WAGES by Rockwell Automation. Learn how, by leveraging your existing automation, information and power control investments, you can make your operations more energy efficient and profitable.

Noon–1 p.m.

Efficient, Precision Motion Control with Linear Motion by Jacobs Automation. Hear about how emerging linear motor-based intelligent track (iTRAK) technology by Jacobs Automation is changing application solutions across the industry.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

The Network Security Journey by Cisco and Rockwell Automation. This session will focus on the security recommendations and key considerations to help you design and deploy a plant-wide EtherNet/IP network infrastructure. Topics to be covered include defense-in-depth holistic security approach, industrial network security framework and robust solutions to help you improve your network availability, integrity and confidentiality.

3–4 p.m.

Remote Asset Management in the Cloud by Microsoft. Hear how you can leverage exciting new cloud strategies to understand how your equipment is performing in the field, drive greater accountability for the performance and warranty of your machines, and potentially create new service-based offerings for your customers.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Remote Asset Management in the Cloud by Microsoft. Hear how you can leverage exciting new cloud strategies to understand how your equipment is performing in the field, drive greater accountability for the performance and warranty of your machines, and potentially create new service-based offerings for your customers.

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Secure Remote Access by Spectrum Control. Learn how leading edge companies are leveraging their control system data and remote access to monitor their assets’ performance parameters to reduce downtime, expedite troubleshooting, maximize productivity and optimize their automation systems.

Noon–1 p.m.

Driving Efficiencies with Robot Integration by Rockwell Automation and Intelligrated. The session will explore how robots are being applied to help reduce line costs, improve reliability, flexibility and operator safety.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

The Critical Success Factors & ROI of Deploying Mobility on Your Plant Floor by Motorola Solutions. Executives from Motorola Solutions and a leading Rockwell Automation OEM Partner join forces to discuss key considerations for successfully justifying and launching an industrial mobile solution for your operators and technicians.

3–4 p.m.

Trends in Enterprise & Plant-wide Ethernet Networks by Cisco and Rockwell Automation. Hear about the convergence of business network systems and plant floor network systems. Learn the design and deployment considerations to achieve seamless integration of Machine Builder’s network solutions into the plant-wide network infrastructure.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

9:15–10:15 a.m.

The Network Security Journey by Cisco and Rockwell Automation. This session will focus on the security recommendations and key considerations to help you design and deploy a plant-wide EtherNet/IP network infrastructure. Topics to be covered include defense-in-depth holistic security approach, industrial network security framework and robust solutions to help you improve your network availability, integrity and confidentiality.

10:30–11:30 a.m.

The Critical Success Factors & ROI of Deploying Mobility on Your Plant Floor by Motorola Solutions. Executives from Motorola Solutions and a leading Rockwell Automation OEM Partner join forces to discuss key considerations for successfully justifying and launching an industrial mobile solution for your operators and technicians.

Noon–1 p.m.

Secure Remote Access by Spectrum Control. Learn how leading edge companies are leveraging their control system data and remote access to monitor their assets’ performance parameters to reduce downtime, expedite troubleshooting, maximize productivity and optimize their automation systems.

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Exploring Packaging Line Integration Techniques by Rockwell Automation. Learn how new line integration concepts and technologies are enabling manufacturers to acquire machines with pre-tested equipment control and information interfaces that integrate seamlessly with a flexible line control and performance management system.

3–4 p.m.

Integrated Safety Systems by Rockwell Automation. This session will examine how United Bakery Equipment achieved a safer, more productive and compliant machine by taking advantage of current safety standards and contemporary integrated safety systems.

For more information or to register for PACK EXPO Las Vegas, visit www.packexpo.com. A discounted registration fee of $30 applies until Sept. 9. The fee increases to $60 thereafter.

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