Pharma Industry 4.0 Interface Connects Machines and Automation Systems

Werum’s Plug & Produce solution eases connection with smart equipment and control systems.
Jun 13, 2017
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors

Image courtesy of WerumWerum IT Solutions’ new Plug & Produce solution allows vertical integration of pharmaceutical production, which is a prerequisite for the implementation of many Industry 4.0 solutions. The system allows integration of machines and automation systems into a pharmaceutical production environment by connecting new equipment to Werum’s PAS-X Manufacturing Execution System (MES)—just like inserting a USB flash drive into a laptop.

Machines on the shop floor and PAS-X MES software communicate directly via Werum’s new, standardized, messaged-based interface, which allows an exchange of structured data. The open, vendor-independent solution can be used with any smart equipment, such as filter integrity testers and analytical test devices, as well as with distributed control systems or supervisory control and data acquisition systems.

Source: Werum

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