Equipment and Processing Report, Oct 15, 2008 - Pharmaceutical Technology

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Equipment and Processing Report, Oct 15, 2008
Production Lines
Using Software to Integrate MES and ERP Systems
By Erik Greb
Integrating MES with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems can bring companies greater control over production than before and make manufacturing processes more flexible.
In the Mixer
Keeping It Together: Reducing Powder Segregation in Vacuum Conveying
By Peter Tell
Vacuum-conveying technology is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry to move materials through the processing line, blend ingredients in various solutions, and handle tablets. The vacuum conveying of powders and granules, however, must be performed properly to avoid segregation, the separation of ingredients that results in an uneven mixture.
Editor's Picks
October 2008 Editor's Picks: Products from Cognex and W.L. Gore and Associates
By Erik Greb
PharmTech's monthly newsletter, Equipment & Processing Report, reviews the Editor's Picks for the October 2008 edition from Cognex and W.L. Gore and Associates.

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