Pharmaceutical 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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Mettler Toledo publishes Hazardous Area Catalog

Catalog covers weighing solutions for the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries with hazardous environments.

Endress+Hauser Introduces Operations App

The free app provides mobile access to information about Endress+Hauser instruments, such as operating instructions and technical details, from a smart phone and other mobile devices.

Particle Sizing Webinar

Webinar from Malvern Instruments highlights the benefits of real-time particle sizing for the effective monitoring and control of granulation processes.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

By Bill Sholette and Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. This white paper explains how.

Developing a Standardised Identification Solution for Pharmaceutical Counterfeiting

By Packaging Coordinators
It is important that the supply chain remains safe and free of counterfeits. One major obstacle is that there is no unified global database where scanned bar codes on drug packaging can be checked. Regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical sector, retailers and clinicians will need to work together to overcome this counterfeiting pandemic.

Transforming the Light Curtain

By Tyler Glieden, SICK
By reducing the need for physical guards and barriers, light curtains can increase the maintainability of the equipment they are protecting. Light curtains using pattern and object recognition require fewer sensors and less wiring while providing a safety solution that’s secure.

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CASE STUDIES

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Calibration Can Be Condition-Based

Control
GlaxoSmithKline has a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Cork, Ireland, with more than 4000 control loops with HART and Foundation fieldbus. Streamlining regular calibration procedures is based on optimizing the plant's periodic calibration schedules using documenting calibrators and synchronizing instrument data between Beamex's CMX CMS and Emerson's AMS Suite.

Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Packaging World
Pharmalab, a manufacturer of natural health, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products, and food supplements switched from manual cartoning to automated robotic cartoning with the addition of five new MK-DLT integrated Delta 3 robotic cartoners provided by AFA Systems.

Cancer diagnostics firm automates bottle filling, capping, labeling

Packaging World
By Jim Butschli
Dako relied on a combination of semi-automatic and manual filling, capping, and labeling processes for liquid reagents. It changed to a Flexible Automated Bottling System from Inventek Engineering that provides automated filling, bottle tipping, capping/torquing, label application, and inspection.

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EVENTS

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

April 25, 2014
Marlborough , MA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 28, 2014
Wayne , PA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

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TRAINING

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April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Workshop trains experienced safety engineers who wish to obtain a TÜV Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) certificate verifying their expertise. The workshop has been reviewed and accepted by TÜV Rheinland, and passing a final exam at the end of the five-day course will earn the certificate. Price: $4,300 CDN.

April 30, 2014
Lenexa , KS


This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).

May 6, 2014 - May 7, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


This 2-day workshop is comprised of combined classroom instruction and workshop exercises. The range of topics that will be covered in this interactive session include importing HAZOP data, performing SIL Determination studies using Risk Graph and LOPA, SIF Loop Verification, SRS, and Reporting using SafeGuard Profiler software, an IEC compliant Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Life Cycle tool. The...