In the Spotlight November 2012

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Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmaceutical Technology-11-02-2012, Volume 36, Issue 11

New product reviews for November 2012.

Manufacturing process intelligent software helps improve process predictability

The latest version of Aegis's Discoverant software can perform data aggregation, investigational analytics, and process modeling to improve process predictability and product quality. Discoverant 4.2 includes new features that were developed following input from Aegis customers, such as simplified user management and authentication with network-based group management, enhanced support for global collaboration across multiple time zones, new administrative reports, and greater control over query tools for easier model management. In addition, advanced analysis and data collection are made possible via the software's InVision and PRIMR features.

Aegis Analytical Corp.

Software is available worldwide

Asset management system offers condition-based monitoring capabilities

Honeywell Process Solutions' Asset Manager R410 version offers real-time, condition-based monitoring of equipment to assist in maintenance and reliability planning. The system integrates with IBM's Maximo and SAP enterprise asset management and computerized maintenance management systems. This integration allows maintenance and reliability planners to review the status and priority of equipment health and the severity of any failures, assign resources as well as raise and track work orders directly from Asset Manager. In addition, Honeywell's newest version of its Field Advisor tool, which helps mobile workers prioritize and execute field tasks, has been refreshed to provide efficient automation for rounds and inspections.

Honeywell Process Solutions

System is available worldwide

Software enables efficient electronic batch recording

Rockwell Software PharmaSuite contains a comprehensive set of functions that address the most common applications, such as dispensing, quality, and electronic batch recording. The software tracks material, equipment, and personnel involved in the manufacturing process and maintains a complete electronic batch record. Rockwell Software PharmaSuite is based on S88 and S95 standards which allows for better integration with other enterprise systems involved in manufacturing operations. Its object-oriented design enables a user-friendly functionality to build and modify applications, and systematically deploy them across multiple sites.

Rockwell Automation

Software is available worldwide

Web-based system provides real-time management of processes

Data acquisition, system integration, and information deployment is enabled via the latest version of Yokogawa's FAST/TOOLS R9.05 SCADA software. The visualization software can be used to monitor main production facilities, as well as for the real-time capture of key operational, maintenance, and business information. In the latest version, the variety and number of alarms have increased with the introduction of more intelligent functions in process installations and the integration of data from other systems into the SCADA environment. Functionality is also provided for mobile devices, including tablets and smart phones.


Software is available worldwide