The project included engineering services and products for control of a fully-automated, flexible batch manufacturing process using biotech equipment and its associated utilities. Process areas contained equipment for media preparation, bioreactors, fermenters, product harvest and purification.
The batch control included full automation of CIP and SIP systems, closely integrated with production control to maximize equipment availability. Continuous control was provided for purified water, steam, chilled glycol, chilled water and biowaste utilities.
Approximately 90% of the I/O utilized bus technology based on FOUNDATION fieldbus and DeviceNet protocols, and a flexible recipe design was implemented to facilitate quick scale-up of product recipes created in the laboratory environment.