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Integrated automation for pharmaceutical machinery and plants

B&R simplifies automation technology

B&R will be presenting its integrated automation solutions for pharmaceutical machinery and plants at P-MEC 2019 in Hall 10, Stall 10.B29 at India Expo Centre; Greater Noida, India from Tuesday, November 26, 2019 to Thursday, November 28, 2019. B&R's scalable automation solutions fulfill all of the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations are essential in the pharmaceutical industry and place great importance on digital documentation. All hardware and software from B&R is fully compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations.

Many pharmaceutical products are small, lightweight and delicate, which makes them complex to handle, position and move through production lines. Production processes like high-speed bottling and syringe filling, blister packaging and labeling require intelligent product transport systems that work quickly, precisely and safely. B&R has introduced a new generation of industrial transport technology that delivers key advantages for efficient production while simultaneously improving product quality. B&R's track-based transport systems ACOPOStrak and SuperTrak feature independent shuttles moved by permanent magnets along a long-stator linear motor track. Product movements are configured individually, including variable speed and acceleration as well as batch grouping and ungrouping. The dramatic increase in processing speed makes the lines more productive.

Integrated machine vision

B&R will also be showcasing the first ever machine vision solution – including cameras, lighting and intelligent image processing algorithms – to be fully integrated into the automation landscape. From simple machine vision sensors to high-end smart cameras, B&R serves a broad spectrum of applications. Ready-made software components are available for creating applications with minimal new programming.

Increased efficiency with APROL

B&R's APROL process control system makes it possible to monitor all lines and plants constantly, helping to reduce maintenance costs and downtime. Moreover, it also optimizes asset availability and utilization. The APROL EnMon solution is used to collect relevant energy data and generate comprehensive reports for evaluation and interpretation – allowing users to considerably reduce energy costs. APROL ConMon pro-vides vibration monitoring and analysis based on key condition parameters calculated from acquired pro-cess data. It detects cases when service work might be needed and can therefore prevent unplanned sys-tem downtime. Together, APROL PDA, EnMon and ConMon help users achieve financial savings while strengthening their competitive edge.

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