Integrated Automation of Filling Line for Parenteral Products

Overview:

Integration of batch process and pharmaceutical production equipment (OEM) towards MES and Business System in a sterile manufacturing About 40 Filling, Inspection and Packaging machines from 20 different suppliers and a formulation batch process have to be controlled from a central control room with a limited amount of operators in such a way that the operator interface is similar for every machine. Data communication from and to the equipment PLC’s over SCADA and MES towards Business System in order to have electronic tickets with data storage. An identical hard and software platform for each control unit creates a structural and uniform communication platform between different equipment. SCADA gives the operator a HMI with the same look and feel. MES offers the operator an interactive production ticket. Use of client server technology in order to have the same information on different places. Use of a common data base as storage and communication medium.

Author: Paul De Smet, Manager Automation Global Engineering, Pharmacia & Upjohn  | File Type: PDF

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