Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

Coaters armed

Pharmaceutical systems integration specialist, Optimal Industrial Automation, is reporting increased interest from across the industry in automation and mid-life upgrades to tablet coating equipment. The company, which has automated around 50 such machines for clients all over the world, attributes…

🕘 24/10/2014

Hitting Pharma costs where it hurts

A new white paper for the Pharma sector examines how manufacturers in this industry require efficient systems support for planning the effective provision of capacity and scheduling efficient operations. The paper, authored by Access, points out that smart systems are available to offer an…

🕘 21/10/2014

EU chemical industry looks to optical gas imaging for emissions regulation

FLIR Systems, a supplier of Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras, reports that the OGI technique has achieved inclusion in the final draft of the EU Chemical sector BREF that looks at best available techniques for emissions regulation in this industry sector. Optical Gas Imaging is identified as a…

🕘 29/09/2014

Sasol increases plant safety and reliability with migration to DeltaV SIS process safety system

Emerson Process Management has successfully completed a DeltaV SIS burner management system migration project in Sasol’s integrated chemical plant in Sasolburg, South Africa. Sasol is a global energy and chemical company that produces fuel, oil, gas, polymers, chemicals, and fertilisers. The…

🕘 18/09/2014

Are you aware of the benefits of a CMS? You might just be missing out.

Sean McDonagh, business manager, chemical at Siemens Industry, has outlined why adopting a condition monitoring system (CMS) can deliver benefits for UK chemical manufacturers seeking effective and efficient operating strategies, as well as looking to safeguard their futures. The old adage…

🕘 20/06/2014

Chemical producer increases productivity by modernising control and safety systems

Arkema, a major world player in the chemicals field, wanted to take a holistic approach to modernising the control and safety system of its Rotterdam plant to maximise its investment, both in the near term and into the future. Working with Invensys the company sought dramatic improvements in…

🕘 23/01/2013

GMP automation system improves pharmaceutical production efficiency

Through the implementation of Wonderware Historian and InTouch visualisation software and the ArchestrA System Platform from Invensys Operations Management, Rottendorf Pharma GmbH has improved the efficiency of its cleanroom operations and process monitoring … For over 80 years, Rottendorf Pharma…

🕘 26/11/2012

Process valves can ‘think’ for themselves

Amazingly the modern process valve has been with us for over 300 years, regulating the flow of liquids under pressure. Since then, the basic process valve has remained the same in principle, but with the ever growing automation of drinks, food and confectionary production the control of process…

🕘 26/11/2012

Maximise yields with automated dispensing

Advertisement feature … Adhesives, lubricants and other assembly fluids are used to build a wide variety of medical devices. On automated production lines, these materials are often applied with pneumatic dispense valves … Although dispense valves may be a small part of the overall assembly line…

🕘 15/05/2012

Sensor manufacturer expands to meet medical demand

Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), the global manufacturer of customised, application engineered sensors, controls, solenoid valves and sub-assemblies has expanded its facilities for the development and manufacture of specialised medical products. Increased demand from around the world has led the…

🕘 20/02/2012