There is a remedy for the headaches that come with productivity and cost pressure: efficiently automated systems. They allow you to guarantee reliable, reproducible product quality and make your systems more flexible, from the production of active ingredients to formulation, filling, and packaging. Festo has solutions that are sure to get rid of these headaches once and for all.
The processes and requirements of the pharmaceuticals industry, cosmetics production, and biotechnology are thoroughly familiar to Festo. We understand the production scenarios for personal care products, creams, and tablets, the production of active ingredients in clean areas, as well as for quality control, filling, and packaging.
This is because we have worked closely with machine manufacturers in these industries for many years and support them with flexible, fail-safe automation concepts along the entire value chain. Our services range from planning and procurement to installation, bringing systems into operation, and on-site service. An important advantage of working with Festo is that we offer products, modules, and ready-to-install solutions as well as engineering services and practical support from a single source – simple, perfectly compatible, and available worldwide.
Numerous steps in the tablet production process offer considerable potential for optimization via automation technology. Components and solutions from Festo achieve reproducibility and process reliability – for example in the reactor – without having to sacrifice efficiency.
We offer automation solutions for these steps of the tablet production process:
The production of parenterals requires reliable process control and effective handling solutions for the biotechnological production of active ingredients and safe aseptic filling. With automation technology from Festo, you can increase the productivity of your parenteral production processes without sacrificing safety.
We offer automation solutions for these steps of the parenteral production process:
Optimize the steps in your production process for semisolid products with components and solutions from Festo. We offer a wide range of solutions, from the automation of process valves and compressed air preparation to individual handling solutions. This enables you to implement extremely reliable processes and increase efficiency from production to packaging.
We offer automation solutions for these steps of the cream production process:
Proportional valve technology is a flexible and cost-effective solution wherever inert gas pressure levels and flow rates need to be controlled – whether in tanks, reactors, or processing equipment. It meets the technical requirements and offers the required level of precision. At the same time, it reduces the time and effort required for installation, space requirements, and the amount you need to invest.
This white paper on inertization explains how you can achieve all of the above with proportional valves.
In today’s competitive environment, you can’t afford to waste a thing – and certainly not compressed air. This is an area with tremendous savings potential: by optimizing pneumatic systems at both the production hall and system level, you can cut energy costs by up to 60%. This white paper reveals, among other information, the costs associated with leakage, how you can improve energy efficiency, and who can benefit from which measures.
The Internet of Things (IoT) could not be timelier for biotech/pharma. With fierce cost pressures, the push for value-based outcomes, and the need for flexible manufacturing solutions, the IoT is the much-needed shot in the arm to bring about transformational change.
Sensors, actuators, and devices ("things") embedded in production equipment and networked through computer systems can generate an enormous amount of data. The data can be mined for insights and opportunities to drive production efficiency, automate monitoring and controlling functions, and enable flexible manufacturing systems.
“Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Industry 4.0” (I4.0) are buzzwords in the process manufacturing and automation world, with far-reaching benefits understood by most at a high level. But, what relevant and practical data and understanding can I4.0 bring your company in everyday operations, such as monitoring compressed air consumption, process optimization, enabling energy efficiencies, and providing preventative diagnostics?
This article will examine simple installation of IoT in a pharmaceutical production environment that will help with energy conservation efforts, provide predictive analytics.