As organizations respond quickly to changing market demands, a flexible manufacturing floor has become a critical initiative. Manufacturing “ballrooms”, where it’s easy to change the manufacturing process line to create a new product, has been a goal for many years. The lack of standardized data and service interactions as well as the difficulties integrating the automation components across various types of process equipment have made this too complex to easily achieve. New integration technologies such as OPC UA and industry application approaches like the NAMUR 148 Module Type Package (MTP) are simplifying this approach to make it easy to connect equipment to “balance of plant” automation management systems.
Learn how you can:
• Apply the standards being developed by NAMUR 148 / MTP and the associated BioPhorum Life Sciences guidelines.
• Compare the options available - from DeltaV PK Merge to MTP for PLC’s.
• Realize the potential benefits of leveraging this approach for a new flexible manufacturing strategy.