PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner and producer of PACK EXPO, will release its newest mechatronics certificate test, Fluid Power 1, at PACK EXPO Las Vegas (Sept. 23–25, 2013; Las Vegas Convention Center).
Fluid Power 1 is the fifth test PMMI has launched in its Mechatronics Certificate Program. Each certificate test addresses a specific skill set mechatronics professionals must have to be successful. 
Mechatronics is the synergistic application of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer science in the manufacturing environment. 
“The continued development and expansion of our Mechatronics Certificate Program will help schools and companies test for skills critical to effectively and efficiently fulfill the responsibilities of their job,” says Stephan Girard, director, Workforce Development, PMMI. 
Fluid Power 1 covers the function, operation and application of common components used in fluid power circuits and systems. It also assesses the understanding of how fluid power components and accessories are placed together to create circuits and systems for powering industrial machines. This and other mechatronics certificate tests are designed to test the knowledge and skill of entry-level mechanics, technicians and technologists who will be involved in the application, installation, modification or troubleshooting of fluid power systems.
“PMMI’s program allows candidates to be evaluated by an industry-developed, third party validated test,” added Girard. “Because of this validation, schools and companies know it’s a thorough, fair evaluation.” 
To learn more about Fluid Power 1, or any of PMMI’s Mechatronics Certificate Tests, visit PMMI’s booth in the Central Lobby at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 or To register for PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013 ($60 per person), visit
About PMMI
PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 600 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2013, Sept. 23–25, 2013 (Las Vegas Convention Center); EXPO PACK México 2014 , June 17-20, 2014 (Mexico City, Mexico); PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2-5, 2014 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014, presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 2–4, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 18-20, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico).
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