Pharmaceutical

Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals not only have a great impact on economies and societies, they also face the challenges of operating clean facilities, handling regulatory and compliance responsibilities and managing health and safety issues. Quality control is critical in these environments, where dust and particulates in the air typically prevent consumer-grade mobile devices from entering because they present a risk of ignition in these types of explosive atmospheres.

So how can employees in the explosion-prone zones of these facilities communicate with the rest of their organization for timely collaboration and information sharing? Traditionally, they cannot.

But Aegex Technologies’ intrinsically safe tablets allow personnel in UL C1D1 and ATEX IECEx Zone 1 areas of hazardous locations to be connected in real-time. This technology allows pharmaceutical production operations to take advantage of the benefits of data collection, reporting, maintenance monitoring and other cloud-based communications.

Aegex devices provide pharma operations with Windows 10 and other powerful apps that facilitate organization-wide collaboration in real time, even in explosive hazardous locations. Greater connectivity translates to decreased downtime and greater productivity.

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Case Study

A U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer operates a clean facility where quality control is of utmost importance. Any maintenance issues must be solved immediately to avoid downtime and to keep productivity high. Particulate dusts in the air create hazardous location environments in various areas of the manufacturing facility, limiting traditional communications with personnel located in those areas. The company would like those personnel to have access to video, FMC, asset management, wireless sensing, and vWLAN, as well as electronic forms for gathering data.
A U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer operates a clean facility where quality control is of utmost importance. Any maintenance issues must be solved immediately to avoid downtime and to keep productivity high. Particulate dust in the air creates hazardous location environments in various areas of the manufacturing facility, limiting traditional communications with personnel located in those areas. The company would like that personnel to have access to video, FMC, asset management, wireless sensing, and vWLAN, as well as electronic forms for gathering data.

A mobile communications solution for this facility would be the Aegex 10 Intrinsically Safe suite, which provides industrial tablets that are purpose-built for C1D1 areas of hazardous locations, where explosive materials are present during normal operations. The rugged IP65-certified tablets can enter explosive zones of the plant, allowing personnel there to connect in real time with the rest of the organization, saving valuable time for reporting and remedying any issues. The Aegex 10 tablets’ emergency response application provides personnel with peace of mind for potential emergency situations inside the manufacturing facility. Video and camera capabilities of the tablets allow for instantaneous data capture and reporting, and users can communicate seamlessly with their managers via Windows 10 applications.