Simplified handling despite strict regulations
High degree of automation/user guidance of non-automated processes
For this reason, the entire process must be precisely monitored and documented to ensure the temperature does not exceed or fall below certain thresholds. Otherwise, it could result in destruction of the product or even contamination that could endanger patients. onoff GmbH was the right partner for this project due to its precise knowledge of the relevant national and international regulations and of the complex production processes in the field of blood plasma fractionation. The project required designing, programming and implementing the new automated process control system. For example, onoff GmbH implemented an intelligent new solution for point-of-use management, which demonstrably ensures continuous circulation and cyclical sanitization at all times.
Automatic instead of manual
PCS 7 multi-project, consisting of several ESs, redundant OS servers and batch servers, 37 clients and 7 ASs
Batch control with SIMATIC Batch, data storage, evaluation with Process Historian and Information Server
Virtualization from distributed ESXi servers with redundant storage systems (SAN)
Switch cabinets and ThinClients (partly for clean room environment)
Effective in the face of the shortage of skilled workers
The reduced personnel requirements gave the pharmaceutical company a further advantage: Because the company had expanded its location, it would have had to hire a number of new employees. Experience has shown that recruiting them would have been difficult. However, automation reduced the number of new vacancies to a manageable size.