New blog is called ‘Standard profits: Make2Pack and ISA88’

Oak Brook, IL—A new blog seeks to help manufacturing be more efficient and profitable with comments on the development and implementation of WBF Make2Pack ISA88 Part 5 and related standards efforts. The blog invites readers to “participate with your questions or suggestions to help the standard along, and advice on implementations, on your way to gaining competitive advantage.”

10/05/2007


A new blog seeks to help manufacturing be more efficient and profitable with comments on the development and implementation of WBF Make2Pack ISA88 Part 5 and related standards efforts. The blog invites readers to “participate with your questions or suggestions to help the standard along, and advice on implementations, on your way to gaining competitive advantage.” Control Engineering , a Reed Business Information publication, is hosting the blog, with links to it from Packaging Digest , and others. Learn more at the blog: “

Standard profits: Make2Pack and ISA88

,” which also contains links to all the affiliated organizations.


David A. Chappell, Make2Pack S88 Part 5 chair, says the efforts go beyond batch and packaging with intention to “develop conceptual models and terminology for industrial automation that can be consistently applied to the total manufacturing process,” to increase manufacturing and packaging efficiency.

David A. Chappell, Make2Pack chair, and other ISA88 Part 5 committee members, provide intelligence and specific links for this effort, spanning OMAC, WBF, and ISA standards efforts. Blog description says: “Augment your profits and be part of the progress as Make2Pack efforts move through ISA88 Part 5. Benefit from a standards effort that streamlines information flow from continuous or batch processes through discrete operations, such as packaging. Related efforts have reduced overall costs by half.”

To comment on any blog posting, click on the post's highlighted text at top, then scroll down and use the "Post a Comment" box that appears at the bottom of the window. A link helps readers with an RSS feed, to add the blog to their RSS newsreader.

The Oct. 3 introduction says: “Hi, I’m David Chappell, chair of the Make2Pack ISA88 Part 5 standards development effort (Complete Manufacturing Automation Associates– LLC), and retired Proctor & Gamble section manager for batch technologies. I’m going to blog here, perhaps with comments from other committee members, to help facilitate increased communication, about and completion of, interest in, Make2Pack ISA88 Part 5. Websites related to theeffort are provided above. Join us to discuss, comment, participate, and generally help things along, so we can finish the standard and encourage implementation.

Chappell invites participation: “Help us continue to define advantages of “Make2Pack’s S88.05: Continuous control to packaging.” Interest in the standard has been wide ranging and multiple demonstrations have been done and continue. Links to those involved and additional information are available at the blog. Members include end users, technology providers and system integrators, and original equipment manufacturers.

At present, Control Engineering has four other blogs, accessible through the links below,

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: Look into the world of driverless vehicle building, see some of the things that Paul Grayson sees, and puzzle over the problems of making vehicles driverless. View the blog.

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Pillar to Post

: Follow the path of process industry topics with editor Peter Welander as he comments on news, events and analysis. Add your thoughts. View the blog.

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Question of the Week: Click here for the "Ask Charlie Blog

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- System Integration: Water/Wastewater —This started as a one-year, $2 million+ project for a Baton Rouge area SCADA system. The year is up, but the project continues under the watchful eye of Stan Prutz of QDS Systems.

Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief
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