Editor's Picks of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology Innovations
THE LATEST IN AUTOMATION/IT/PROCESS CONTROL
Optical absorption sensor detects product loss
Sparta Systems has enhanced the audit capabilities of its TrackWise Enterprise Quality Management System. The Audit Execution Package includes a Solution Delivery Analyst to help create a customised deployment plan to accelerate user adoption and a Subject Matter Expert to train end users with the knowledge necessary to adhere to industry regulations. The package enables users to streamline auditing processes by creating tailored templates, as well as a scorecard to evaluate system effectiveness. Off-line capabilities include the ability to document results in real time that can be directly exported to provide data for tracking and trending. Auditors can also electronically send audit observations to suppliers and import responses directly into the TrackWise system.
Sparta Systems, Inc.
Software is available worldwide
Data acquisition station saves data for longer time periods
The GX and GP data-acquisition stations and GA10 software are the first members of Yokogawa's all-new SMARTDAC+ product family that incorporates Smart User Interface, Smart Architecture and Smart Functionality design principles. The stations contain applications that are designed to measure more input signals, save data for longer time periods and access that data more readily via touch display screens and a real-time, web-browser interface.
The stations feature new modular I/O architecture that allows the user to add input channels and alarm relays in any combination and at any time, simply by purchasing the required module(s) and installing them in rear panel slots. A 10-channel universal input module supports a full range of thermocouple, RTD and DCV sensor measurements, as well as mA inputs with external shunt resistors.
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Probe enables monitoring of in-process vacuum
Hiden Analytical's in-process vacuum monitor, the HALO 201 MBE, was initially designed for application to the molecular beam epitaxy process and is suitable for use in difficult process conditions. Many vacuum-related processes operate at high- or ultra-high vacuum levels that represent a difficult environment for quadrupole mass spectrometers, but the sensitive ionisation region of the HALO 201 MBE probe is completely shrouded to inhibit random surface deposition. With a mass range of 1–200 amu, the probe can be used for measuring all common gasses and contaminants, and features operating modes for vacuum species identification, leak detection, and process trend analysis.
Sensor is available worldwide
Pressure transmitter for efficient manufacturing processes
Honeywell's SmartLine industrial pressure transmitters are designed to enhance communication abilities, improve operational efficiency and reduce lifecycle costs for process manufacturers. The transmitters are intended to make it easier to support field devices and promote plant reliability with their efficiency-enhancing features, such as a graphic display capable of showing process data in graphical formats and communicating messages from the control room. SmartLine transmitters also feature modular components to simplify field repairs and reduce inventory required to make such repairs.
Honeywell Process Solutions
Transmitters are available worldwide