Siemens to supply PCS 7 to B. Braun Medical

April 20, 2010 - B. Braun Medical, Inc. has selected the Simatic PCS 7 Process Automation System from Siemens Industry, Inc. as the supervisory control system for a major project at its Irvine, Calif., facility.

The PCS 7 system will coordinate process, equipment and operator activities for fully automated manufacturing lines. Additionally, the system will provide data acquisition for performance monitoring and interface with the Manufacturing Execution System to provide Electronic Batch Record related information.

PCS 7 breaks traditional DCS limitations by offering the world’s only platform that integrates new and existing automation systems (process, batch, discrete and safety) and devices (instrumentation, analytics, motors, drives and safety instrumented functions) within a single platform. The system also provides common tools for engineering, visualization and plant-wide asset and maintenance management.

“B. Braun is recognized internationally for its commitment to advancing medical technology and to the health and well being of patients and healthcare professionals,” says Glenn Restivo, Life Sciences manager, Siemens Industry, Inc. “We are looking forward to working with the Irvine facility to build upon this reputation for patient safety, quality and operational excellence.”

About B. Braun:
B. Braun is a leading manufacturer of infusion therapy and pain management products with an environmentally-friendly focus. Guided by the company’s “Sharing Expertise®” philosophy, B. Braun addresses the critical issues of infection prevention, medication safety and environmental responsibility by promoting best practices that help clinicians reduce medication errors, prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) and achieve sustainability objectives.

About Siemens:
Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and OSRAM SYLVANIA. With nearly 222,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $2.7 billion on revenues of $47.7 billion in fiscal 2009.