HMI Solutions for Pharmaceutical Processing at Interphex 2012

Pepperl+Fuchs exhibiting new aseptic and GMP operator workstations, wired and wireless barcode readers and Division 2 rated keyboards

TWINSBURG, OH - Pepperl+Fuchs is exhibiting its family of HMI hardware solutions for pharmaceutical processing applications at Interphex 2012 from May 1 - 3, 2012, in booth 3570. In particular, visitors can experience firsthand how new Aseptic Operator Workstations help keep bio-pharmaceutical cleanroom installation and processes on schedule while simplifying maintenance functions, how EXTA3 Division 2 Keyboards extend control of HMI processes further into hazardous locations and how PowerScan Barcode Readers reliably capture operating data and keep barcodes in Zone 1/Div. 1 and Div. 2 locations.

Aseptic Operator Workstations feature a flush 316L stainless steel faceplate, ergonomically angled anti-microbial keyboard with pointing options and a true industrial-grade monitor with FDA-grade silicone gasket. The result is a robust and easy-to-use workstation that helps keep MES, batch / process control and HR projects on schedule, and simplifies maintenance functions, in sterile pharmaceutical environments. These units are suitable for use in general purpose and Class I, Division 2 classified areas, satisfy Class 100 (ISO 5) requirements and are Grade A/B compatible. They also feature a caulk-free design that facilitates installation in less than 30 minutes.

VisuNet GMP workstations are a complete and modular operator control and monitoring system specifically engineered to satisfy the unique and rigorous demands of life science manufacturing industries. VisuNet GMP enables users to satisfy their specific application needs with solutions that range from simple industrial monitors and remote network monitor with an Ethernet connection to the host PC, to complete PCs available in several different versions. VisuNet GMP complies with GMP requirements, including:

o Optimal clean ability

o Chemical resistance to open products, as well as to the cleaning agents and disinfectants used to clean the machinery

o No abrasion of materials

o Suitability for clean room environments where necessary

o Use of antibacterial membranes for the membrane keyboards

Division 2 Keyboards are available as industrial panel mount or standalone keyboards for use in Class I, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D environments. These IP66-rated keyboards feature a stainless steel desktop housing, anodized aluminum polyester foil faceplate and anti-microbial and chemical resistant finish that withstand harsh pharmaceutical processing environments while helping to bring control of visualization processes into hazardous locations.

The PowerScan D Cabled Barcode Reader System, now certified for use in Class I/II/III, Division 2 hazardous locations, reliably reads all common 1D-barcode types, even capturing damaged and difficult-to-read barcodes, in hazardous areas and under harsh conditions. PowerScan D is also certified for use in Zone 1 and Class I/II/III, Division 1 hazardous areas. PowerScan D can be a critical component in batching processes, recipe handling and for procedure/operator validation.

Whether the requirement is for a remote monitoring station, or an intrinsically safe panel PC, The Pepperl+Fuchs design engineers can engineer a solution that fits your application and budget. We can also incorporate barcode scanners and weighing equipment into our designs for a complete process automation solution. We are UL certified panel shop. Talk to us about your requirements and we can provide CAD drawing and a quote in 2-3 business days

About Pepperl+Fuchs

Pepperl+Fuchs is a world leader in the design, manufacture, application and support of a broad range of robust solutions to varied process automation markets and applications.

A 2011 Control and Control Design Reader's Choice Award winner for intrinsic safety equipment, purge & pressurization systems and industrial computing solutions Pepperl+Fuchs has also been named by Control magazine and the ARC Advisory Group as one of the Top 50 Global Automation Companies.

Pepperl+Fuchs, 1600 Enterprise Parkway, Twinsburg, OH 44087; (330) 486-0002; fax: (330) 425-4607;;

Technical Contact: Kristen Barbour - 330.486.0002

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