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A Multiple opportunity world for women

By Resources Editor | Events, News | October 25, 2017 | Comments (0)
During PackExpo Las Vegas 2017, PMMI celebrated the first anniversary of its Packaging and Processing Women’s Leadership Network (PPWLN), Lisa Hunt – COO Plexpack Corp and and PPWLN executive council member had the opportunity to introduce Tana Utley, vice-president, Caterpillar, Inc., …“The mandate of this network is very important to me personally,” said Lisa. “When I started in the industry, I hadn’t targeted manufacturing, and I didn’t look at packaging or processing as career choices. But once I got into the manufacturing industry, it opened […]

Proportionally complex PLC, PC-based controls (Packaging + Processing OEM)

OEMs seek to match the their chosen controls platforms to the complexity of the problem being solved. In the beginning, there were chips. Well, no, actually there were relays. But after Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit, in 1958, everything began to change. For machine control and countless other fields, this marked the start of a logarithmic acceleration in the evolution of capabilities, productivity, and complexity. Another large step forward came a decade later, when Richard E. Morley invented the modular digital controller, or Modicon, […]