The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) was founded in 1994 and is made up of end-users, technology suppliers, and machine builders. OMAC members are recognized as industry leaders within the End Users and Equipment Manufacturers group. This White Paper examines how OMAC and Packaging Machine Language (PackML) are helping improve industry standards for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Starting in 2002, OMAC began work to develop a machine language that would communicate consistently between all forms of packaging equipment and line controls. The intent was to make every packaging machine report its operational status the same way, independent of the machine type. As an analogy, PackML is for packaging equipment what Morse code was for the telegraph.