Automation in the pharmaceutical industry

The digital transformation involves the pharmaceutical sector starting from the design of the plant, through product design and creation, right up to asset management. This allows to reduce the time needed to create plants, to optimize time-to-market and to increase quality. An integrated approach allows to carry out tests and test runs virtually, thanks to complete systems of testing and simulations.The creation of built-in process control systems, from the sensor to the MES system, through DCS, cloud computing and Data Analytics, are the key of the Siemens proposal. Security and Cyber-security, even though they are different, are strictly interconnected. The Simatic PCS7 process control system provides solutions for both. Simatic Batch is a platform for the execution of batch processes, formulation management and lot data; it ensures an optimal use of plants, constant product quality, traceability and tracking, compliance with norms and legal requirements. Process Historian on the other hand offers long-term recording of lot, process and alarm data and an effective reporting system. Mes Simatic IT EBR and Sipat solutions complete the portfolio.