- May 04, 2017
May 4, 2017 – Vertical integration is a fundamental prerequisite for the implementation of many Industrie 4.0 solutions. To enable a fully connected pharma production, Werum IT Solutions announced the coming launch of a Plug & Produce solution.
Werum’s Plug & Produce solution allows integration of machines and automation systems into a pharmaceutical production environment. With Plug & Produce all it will take is connecting new equipment to Werum’s PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES) – just like inserting a USB flash drive into a laptop.
Werum’s Plug & Produce solution is an open, vendor-independent solution: Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers can use it with any smart equipment such as filter integrity testers and analytical test devices as well as with DCS or SCADA systems.
Together with partners, vendors, pharma companies and organizations like ISPE, Werum is collaborating to establish a message-based interface as an open industry standard, which will be included in Werum’s PAS-X MES software in the future.
GE Healthcare is among the first customers who will implement Werum’s Plug & Produce solution. At their manufacturing site in Uppsala, Sweden, the life science company will use the new approach to integrate the automation and equipment level to Werum’s PAS-X MES for the production of a chromatography medium.