Presentations will highlight how OEMs can benefit from delivering flexible, connected smart machines.

Packaging machine and equipment builders attending PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Las Vegas Convention Center, Sept. 25-27) will be able to hear from Rockwell Automation about the opportunities offered by smart machines. Company subject-matter specialists will provide real-world examples of how OEMs can use smart machines, remote monitoring and other innovative technologies today to transform and optimize their customers' operations and grow their own businesses.

The three Rockwell Automation presentations will be held at the Innovation Stage (C-1049) and include the following topics:

Independent Cart Technology – Changing the Way Customers View Packaging Automation
Sept. 25, 2 p.m.
Hear how OEMs can use independent cart technology, which offers faster changeover times and increased machine flexibility, to help their customers gain shorter production runs and meet changing consumer needs. Neil Bentley, product marketing manager for MagneMotion, a Rockwell Automation company, will highlight success stories that illustrate how the innovative technology can help increase production and decrease costs.

Building a Smarter Machine
Sept. 26, 10 a.m.
Learn about building smart machines that easily integrate into facilities, give operators access to actionable production information, and enable agile reaction to changing market demands. Steve Mulder, OEM packaging segment leader — North America for Rockwell Automation, will discuss how leading machine and equipment builders are capitalizing on this opportunity today.

Remote Monitoring – Adding Value to Your Machine Offering
Sept. 26, 3 p.m.
Learn how to use remote monitoring to create new revenue streams, improve service delivery, strengthen collaboration with customers and more. Doug Weber, connected services engineering manager for Rockwell Automation, will address considerations for safely implementing these new technologies into machines and equipment while keeping security risks in check.

"As end users pursue a smart manufacturing strategy in their operations, machine and equipment builders are looking to contribute" said Mulder. "Our subject-matter specialists presenting at PACK EXPO Las Vegas will outline how OEMs can design and deliver smart machines that support their customers' goals — and as a result, strengthen their customer relationships and bring new business opportunities."

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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 approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Mexico, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in packaging and processing year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

Learn more at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com and PMMIMediaGroup.com.