Articles & News on Pharmaceutical

Management's View of Automation – Focus of Improvements

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Part 3 - A survey conducted by pharmaceutical companies identified that more than half of the companies felt automation was meeting operational goals. The panel then outlined the areas for improvement in automation over the next 5-10 years.

Integrated Process Plant Management Software

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Siemens COMOS 10 is an enterprise platform for the process industry that integrates functions including automation design, plant engineering, operations, and enterprise interfaces.

Management's View of Automation - Investment Value

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By Bill Lydon, Editor Part 2 - A survey conducted by pharmaceutical companies identifies their return on investment (ROI) of automation projects. The most enlightening (and disturbing) facts came out in a panel discussion of the survey results - it appears Operations and Automation people are not communicating enough.

B&R adds Machine Control Group as distributor in Missouri

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Machine Control Group, an engineering focused solution provider, will represent B&R Automation in Missouri, Arkansas, and western Tennessee.

Management’s View of Automation - Impressions of Automation Performance

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By Bill Lydon, Editor A survey conducted by pharmaceutical companies of their operations management indicates management has higher expectations of benefits from automation than is being realized in their plants. Responses of that survey are highlighted in this Part 1 article from the 2012 Pharmaceutical Automation Roundtable.

Tofino Security Appliance Thwarts Cyber Attacks

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By Bill Lydon, Editor The Tofino Security Appliance and its management software withstood a variety of sophisticated reverse engineering attacks conducted by Digital Bond, the world's most respected sources for control system security research.

Siemens Serves Users by Adding EtherNet/IP

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Automation.com, January 2013 By Bill Lydon, Editor The addition of an EtherNet/IP stack to the Siemens Sinamics drives offers another option and makes life easier for users and machine builders. The Sinamics S120 drive products now support Profibus DP, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and Ethernet TCP/IP.

IFR to host Robotics Automation Round Table at AUTOMATE

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The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) will host an exclusive press event for editors - CEO Round Table Discussion - at AUTOMATE in Chicago on 22 January 2013.

Emerson to automate European biotech plant

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Emerson Process Management will provide integrated process automation and operations management systems for a new biopharmaceutical production center in Bulle, Switzerland.

The Market for Small-Payload Industrial Robots Grows

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IMS Research predicts that from 2011 to 2016, revenues from articulated robots with a payload of below 15kg will grow on average by 6 percent a year.