Life Sciences at Emerson Exchange

Emerson's Michalle Adkins


Author: Michalle Adkins

DeltaV DiscoveryEmerson Exchange begins in just a few short days. I am quite excited about the Life Sciences relevant content in the exhibit hall this year. We are covering many different technologies including instrumentation, controls, batch processing, process analytical technology integration, manufacturing execution systems (MES), analytics, virtual reality, augmented reality, IIOT, and more. We will have several bioreactors: R&D sized with DeltaV Discovery, single use with instruments using Syncade MES for set up instructions, and small stainless-steel bioreactor with the DeltaV PK controller.

I am thrilled to see some of our vision for Life Sciences really starting to come to fruition. Drivers in the industry include speed to market, operational excellence, and cost of compliance. The solutions shown at this event support these drivers. If you are fortunate to attend, some of the solution themes you will see revolve around faster technology transfer, plug and play, single use technologies, quality review, continuous manufacturing, digital twin, and more.

I will be at the single use station in the Exhibits hall where we will have single use sensors and devices including: pH, dissolved oxygen, pressure, and pinch valves. I’ll also be stepping through an electronic workflow as an example of how you could use this capability for set up of single use manufacturing operations. I hope to see you there.

Posted Friday, September 28th, 2018 under Event, Life Sciences.

One comment so far

  1. Jonas Berge says:

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly looking for new methodologies to improve operations. Digital transformation is a new approach enabled by digital technology, mostly done on-premises but in some cases based on IIoT and cloud, to accelerate the digital maturity of the plant. A digital plant harnesses this new generation of digital connectivity technology for improved maintenance management with real-time predictive and condition-based maintenance locally as well as data transfer for IIoT-based connected services.

    Solutions deployed in other process industries for years are now being replicated in pharmaceutical plants. Early adopters that have reported benefits like ability to manage the calibration and maintenance of instrumentation including analyzers and valves from a central office. Others achieved a 7% steam consumption reduction. Yet others reduce downtime of utilities.

    Get started with a digital plant architecture to take advantage of new networked sensors, easy to use analytics software that convert raw data into actionable information to turn dumb equipment into smart equipment, using the data to empower the technician of the future to work smarter. You can digitally transform your plant without replacing the control system. Outside the process area it can even be done without revalidation. Take a phased approach to digitalization with a roadmap starting with a second layer of automation to automate some of the maintenance and reliability tasks. Established technology standards enable the data flow in the digital ecosystem. Learn more from this essay: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/digital-transformation-what-actually-means-plant-jonas-berge

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