B. Braun Melsungen had a great idea and implemented it throughout the plant. Production for infusion solutions was to be largely standardised. B. Braun hoped this would lead to increased productivity, improved process stability and, at the same time, reduced operating costs. And it worked. With support from Festo.
The host of different pneumatic components and solutions from production to packaging also offered a lot of potential for optimisation! Festo carefully looked at the solutions used together with B. Braun. We established our system recommendations on the basis of the customer’s requirements. This included, among other things, the design of a standard control cabinet to be used throughout the factory. We compiled all the requirements for connecting to the process control system and developed customised valve terminal cabinets.
Our valve terminal CPX/MPA is the core of the standardisation model. Thanks to its flexible control concept, all position indicators, actuators and valves can be connected to it. The control cabinet manages a total of 4,000 diaphragm valves and process valves for infusion bag production.
The new standard components were installed and implemented by all project partners. This was a challenge, because B. Braun’s machine and system builders are scattered all over Europe. Fortunately, Festo is as international a company as B. Braun. Our international sales and service structures simplified assembly and the delivery of the specified control cabinets to all the global companies involved. We coordinated the work and provided personal support to ensure the systems were implemented in line with the recommendations.