“PACK EXPO Las Vegas was a huge win for the packaging and processing industry,” says Jim Pittas, president and CEO, PMMI. “From attendance to exhibition space to educational sessions – the show surpassed expectations to provide our largest, most comprehensive show to date. This is proof that the industry continues to thrive and show-up to provide the most innovative, sustainable, effective solutions the world has to offer.”
“Nearly 32,000 attendees, the most in the show’s history, actively engaged with more than 2,300 exhibitors across 1 million net square feet of exhibit space at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This event not only stands as the largest packaging and processing trade show in North America this year but as the largest PACK EXPO Las Vegas in the show’s history.”
Reading these citations from PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technology, instills a certain pride that we were part of this show in Las Vegas. AS-Interface was joined by member companies Bihl+Wiedemann, Pepperl+Fuchs, and Valmet-StoneL. These three companies could not be any more different. Yet, they showed and explained how they can cover most customer requirements when designing an automation network. It impresses attendees when they discover that AS-Interface technology can be mixed and matched between different AS-Interface manufacturers, customizing the customer’s requirements perfectly.
Always on the top of the advantages is the easiness and cost-effectiveness with which an AS-Interface automation network can be implemented in very different environments. This became transparent to the PACK EXPO attendees through the great variety of devices on the members’ panels and by explaining the significance of the AS-Interface two-conductor cable. It is easy to see that the wiring efforts can be significantly reduced by using a cable that leads power AND data as the foundation of an automation network.
Las Vegas will always be the city that never sleeps. It will always be glittery and exciting, a place to see at least once in a lifetime. However, as we could experience, the city also attracts many employees of industrial companies from all over Northern America to not only enjoy Las Vegas’ uniqueness but to soak up the innovations packaging and automation have to offer. It was amazing to be back in Las Vegas to talk about AS-Interface.