Smart Manufacturing is the Core of the Center for Trends and Technology


In Europe, they call it Internet 4.0. In the United States, the buzzword is “Internet of Things.” Whatever you call it, smart manufacturing is the future of industry, and it will be in the spotlight at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Pharma EXPO 2015 (Sept. 28–30; Las Vegas Convention Center). PACK EXPO Las Vegas is owned and organized by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

Smart manufacturing and its implications for today’s production environment will be the focal point of The Center for Trends and Technology (Booth C-4829), sponsored by Rockwell Automation® and its PartnerNetwork™ program. The booth, exclusive to PACK EXPO, uses educational sessions, ask-the-expert kiosks and informational displays to present technologies for serialization, machinery safety, mobility, cloud computing, networking security, line integration and line optimization.

“CTT is a one-stop-shop for understanding issues surrounding smart manufacturing,” says Rockwell Automation Commercial Program Manager Cheryl Lange. “We want attendees to leave our exhibit with the understanding and insights they need to consider how they’ll implement the Internet of Things in their plants.”

Attendees can also request a tour of OEM booths where they can see the CTT technologies in action.

Lange adds, “By presenting CTT at PACK EXPO, we can connect end users and OEMs from around the world and across a wide range of industries and applications. The cross-pollination effect that generates is invaluable to everyone involved.”

Pharma EXPO, which is co-located with PACK EXPO, produced in partnership by PMMI and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering. To learn more about CTT and PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015, visit Show registration is $30 through Sept. 14, when it increases to $100.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies is a trade association representing more than 700 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows that include PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015 (Sept. 28–30, Las Vegas Convention Center); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2015; EXPO PACK México 2016, May 17–20, (Mexico City, Expo Bancomer Santa Fe); PACK EXPO International 2016, Nov. 6–9 (McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2016; PACK EXPO East 2017, Feb. 27–March 1, (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia) and EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2017, June 13–15, 2017 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico). PMMI owns PMMI Media Group, a market-leading B2B media company that produces information for processing and packaging professionals, bringing together solution providers and end-users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging and Packaging + Processing OEM are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. PMMI Media Group also produces The Automation Conference, an annual education and networking forum, taking place in Chicago each spring.

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About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.


Shana Marais
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