Shaping operations at the Pharma Factory of the Future

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ABB and Werum have developed a joint solution to shorten the engineering phase significantly, which is implemented in a Pilot Project at GE Healthcare.

Next step towards Pharma 4.0 via ABB's Shop Floor Integration for Life Sciences

ABB and Werum have developed a joint solution to shorten the engineering phase significantly by providing a qualified method of communication between MES and DCS rather than using a time-consuming and inflexible point-to-point connection. With the help of the newly developed Shop Floor Integration for Life Sciences, a message-based integration is established between System 800xA Batch and Werum’s PAS-X. The customer feedback from the pilot installation at GE HealthCare was very positive:

Especially the substantial savings in engineering Master Batch Records (MBR) on the MES end were well appreciated in the integrated solution. Through the new message-based communication, engineering of MBR and recipes can run much more independent with a qualified method of exchanging the data and syncing recipe execution and Electronic Batch Recording (EBR). Thus, time to market is cut significantly and engineering is simplified.

Learn more how ABB's Shop Floor Integration for Life Sciences and Werum's PAS-X Feature Pack MSI (message-based shop floor integration) can help you pave the way to the Industry 4.0. 

Rüdiger Schlierenkämper, CEO Werum IT Solutions

“Our customers benefit from integrated solutions paving the way towards the factory of the future. Werum, like ABB, is a sector leader. We are working together with ABB on joint projects and are developing new ideas together. Driven by the innovative strength and global footprint of our two companies, we are well positioned to boost innovation for our customers around the globe.”

The foundation of a successful collaboration

Founded in 1969, Werum IT Solutions is headquartered in Lüneburg, Germany, and has many locations in Europe, America, and Asia. Werum's out-of-the-box PAS-X software product is run by the majority of the world’s top 30 pharmaceutical and biotech companies and also by many mid-size manufacturers. Hence, Werum’s manufacturing IT solutions help pharma and biotech manufacturers to increase efficiency, improve productivity, and meet regulatory requirements.

The collaboration complements ABB’s control systems offering with the latest MES technology for the pharmaceutical industry. Integration of automation and MES is a key component for efficient production workflows in the Life Science industry providing data integrity and significant OPEX savings in a GMP production environment. By uniting both offerings, ABB and Werum will be able to deliver full-scope engineering and validation solutions according to cGMP guidelines and to comply with regulations such as FDA 21 CFR part 11.

ABB and Werum will help you on your way to the factory of the future. Get in touch with us today! 

Ilpo Ruohonen, Managing Director ABB Control Technologies

“Werum’s PAS-X MES solution combined with ABB’s control systems gives our customers in the Life Sciences industry a seamless solution for their automation needs. This offering strengthens our portfolio for these rapidly growing industries.”

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