This company produces thousands of packages a day and required a solution that could be implemented with little disruption to its production.
Rockwell Automation delivered a serialization solution that addresses challenges across the spectrum, from automation to MES and ERP to the cloud.
The FactoryTalk® ProductionCentre® solution integrates quality management and business analytics with a paperless shop floor and repair execution. This improves operational efficiencies while sustaining regulatory compliance and the highest levels of quality. Rockwell Software® PharmaSuite® offers an innovative approach to serialization, with role-based optimization of each stage of the recipe lifecycle that drives time to results. Open-content architecture paired with an intelligent upgrade engine provided a powerful system designed for growth in both batch and discrete processing.
The solution supports a full, turnkey retrofit solution with an updated Logix-based unit controller that integrates easily into existing systems with preconfigured order channels and EPCIS (Electronic Product Code Information Services) data exports.
Using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software that’s modular, scalable and reusable, the solution accommodates manual packaging lines with a pre-validated, optimized tool that supports manual serialization and aggregation workflow. It meets global standards to enable quicker production restarts with an integrated, open network and communication standards from device (printing, vision and scanning) to the enterprise level.
Able to promote an open platform to interface with existing packaging equipment, the solution accommodates authentication via mobile applications so operators are no longer dependent strictly on scanners.
Adaptable on a global scale to meet current and future regulations, the enhanced system can adapt to more packaging line technologies and production management systems providing a more scalable solution.
Based on Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture® control systems, with dedicated control network architecture to integrate line serialization equipment, the solution helps minimize interoperability challenges at the plant level and connects seamlessly to the enterprise level and with the supply chain.