Laboratories and Pharmaceuticals

The production standards of the pharmaceutical industry are strictly adhered to regulations that control the active contents, the formulations, the quantities produced as well as the sterilization of any part that touches the product and finally the control of the environment where it is produced.

The design and specification of instrumentation, automation and information systems ensures compliance with and traceability of these regulations, as well as efficiency in the operation of processes.

Quality water

The quality of the water plays an important role in the production of pharmaceutical products, such as the water used for injectable solutions, which must monitor analytical values in all of them in order to guarantee the quality of the water. Another important point is to prevent the microbial load, therefore the water must be kept moving.

Water production (purified water - PW)

Batch process formulation

Formulation is the most demanding step in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and is the key to determining the quality of the final product. The precise addition and mixing of raw materials requires precise control, as well as the reliability of measuring instruments to guarantee a quality product that complies with established understandings and regulations.

Advantages of a Batch control

  • Allows the execution of distributed sequences
  • Fast and excellent reliability of controller native script execution
  • Efficient development and monitoring of sequences in the basic product
  • Integrated control solution and operator-machine interface for intuitive operation
  • Reduced infrastructure costs for small systems
  • Provides the data needed to report on sequences

Batch Mixer Diagram

Bio-decontamination of clean rooms.

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) is generated by actively vaporizing an aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide and injecting it into a room. Achieving a high rate of bio-decontamination of microorganisms requires setting a high concentration and exposure time. Due to the type of process and risks to personnel, it is necessary to monitor these rooms.

Benefits of constant monitoring in clean rooms

  • Low cost of ownership through easy connectivity to existing networks, remote access, and scalability to thousands of monitored locations
  • Custom reports for easy cleanroom ratings and certification
  • Comprehensive protected data records required for Best Practice environments
  • Audible and visual alerts, alarms through text messages, email, pager and much more
  • Custom reports that are automatically generated and emailed upon request
  • Measurement of humidity, temperature, differential pressure, flow, particles and more
  • Wired and wireless sensor options available
  • Quick and easy IQOQ field installation and validation services for a smooth start-up and increased productivity

Granulation process

Granulation is an operation whose purpose is the agglomeration of finely divided or pulverized substances by pressure or the addition of a binder dispersed in a liquid. One of the most used methods is wet granulation with fluid-bed systems or spray granulation are systems used for drying and wet granulation.

The process of adding a liquid solution to powders involves kneading a mixture of primary dry powder particles using a granulating fluid.

Spray dryer

Main components:

  • Heating and air circulation system
  • Atomizer
  • Drying chamber
  • Product recovery system


  1. Burner
  2. Furnace
  3. Dosing pump
  4. Inlet temperature gauge
  5. Air flow disperser
  6. Atomizer
  7. Drying chamber
  8. Outlet temperature gauge
  9. Solids recovery cyclone
  10. Fan – exhaust

Optional Components

  1. Effluent gas scrubber
  2. Thermal isolation
  3. Automation
  4. Storage chamber
  5. Homogenizer
  6. Vacuum concentrator
  7. Dust collector
  8. Pneumatic conveyor
  9. Powder cooler
  10. Blast door

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