Articles & News on Pharmaceutical

DCS Migration & Retrofit Insights

  • Feature

Automation.com, April 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
There is a great deal of discussion about DCS migrations and retrofits these days, raising questions that can be overwhelming for users. Suppliers offer upgrades from their legacy systems as well as upgrades from a competitor’s DCS. I interviewed industry veteran, Paul Galeski, to get his insights on this important topic.

ABB to supply IRB 360 FlexPicker robot to KLEENLine

  • News

KLEENLine builds stainless steel material handling equipment that handle foods, pharmaceuticals, and other clean-room dependent products.

Asahi uses simulation to develop optimized tablet shape for food supplement

  • Case Study

FEM-based tablet hardness and punch strength simulations in Optimus software revealed the best possible design trade-off between durability and ease of swallowing.

Automation Cartoons - February 29, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto creates new political party called WAD as platform for presidential bid.

Information Synergy

  • Feature

Automation.com, February 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The automation industry is learning to go beyond simply providing business systems with data by synergistically using information to collaborate in new ways to make plants more profitable, responsive and efficient.

Endress+Hauser Releases White Paper Showing How to Maintain pH Sensors

  • News

Automation.com, March 2012
By Fred Kohlmann, Endress+Hauser
White paper describes when and how to inspect, clean and calibrate pH sensors-including a complete decision tree diagram that outlines all necessary steps.

Rockwell Automation's Lower Cost, Higher Power 5370 CompactLogix Controllers

  • Feature

Automation.com, February 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
At Automation Fair 2011, Rockwell Automation released the new 5730 line of CompactLogix controllers. These controllers allow users and machine builders to get the power of the Logix architecture for smaller applications. Here's an overview of the new line.

ARC says Foundation Fieldbus is Number One

  • News

ARC says Foundation fieldbus accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total digital process fieldbus marketplace in 2011.

Honeywell competition challenges students to simulate manufacturing issues

  • News

Honeywell’s 2012 Americas student competition is challenging engineering students to use simulation software to create solutions to critical issues facing manufacturing companies.

Automation Cartoons - February 22, 2012

  • by Otto Mation
  • Opinion

Otto addressing automation engineers on campaign trail for WAD.