Pharmaceutical Application for Medical-Grade Pharmaceutical Production with CIP Station

Automated medical production line with production up to 700 million units per year with more than 25,000 m2 of production space and a solution to accommodate a clean-in-place (CIP) station, which allows the tanks, motors, and valves to be cleaned automatically to remove the need for manual disassembly and external washing equipment.

Automated Medical Application for Pharmaceutical Production with Clean-in-Place (CIP) Station.

The End Users:

A+M (Autocontrol y Maquinaria) is an industrial solutions provider based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Since 2006, they have operated throughout Central America and Mexico, with an emphasis on advancing the region’s pharmaceutical and food industries.

In 2021, A+M began work on a project with Lamfer Group, a pharmaceutical corporation also located in Guatemala. Lamfer Group has been manufacturing a wide range of medicinal products for over 25 years. They produce up to 700 million units per year with a construction space of more than 25,000 m2.

The Challenge:

The goal was to design an automated solution for Lamfer’s serum line, specifically for a tank-based storage and transfer system. The serum was to be pumped from the preparation area into a storage tank, then later to the main production area. The solution also needed to accommodate a clean-in-place (CIP) station, which would allow the tanks, motors, and valves to be cleaned automatically. This removed the need for manual disassembly and external washing equipment.

Lamfer wanted a simpler way to activate and keep track of their tank processes, as well as programmatic control for the motors, sensors, and other components. To accomplish this, A+M adopted CIMON human-machine interfaces (HMIs) to provide a user interface and CIMON programmable logic controllers (PLCs) to handle the operational logic.

Our Solution:

Two main setups were developed: one for the production area and one for the CIP system. Each station utilizes one Xpanel HMI and one PLC-S CPU. An Ethernet network is used for the PLC-HMI communication. Digital, analog, and resistance-based PLC-S modules are also included to connect with the machines and sensors.

Resistance temperature detector (RTD) modules and the PLC-S’s built-in proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control help to maintain suitable temperatures. A careful combination of heat, timing, turbulence, and chemical solutions is used to perform the CIP operations on an automated schedule. The PLCs manage the filling and draining of the tanks by analyzing data from sensors, then outputting signals to the corresponding mechanisms. This data is also shared with the HMIs for viewing and logging.

The HMI touch screens let users oversee, trigger, and reschedule these processes in real time. Dedicated pages for the tank status, CIP parameters, diagnostic tools, and other information allow operators to monitor the serum with precision and ease. The production and CIP areas are also better able to communicate with each other—thanks to the network connection, data from one location can be viewed on an HMI in a different part of the facility.

The Outcome:

By automating their storage and cleaning workflow, Lamfer Group can better ensure the quality of their serum line, with a lower chance for human error and oversight. Because of the reliability and efficiency of the PLC logic, there is a reduction in operating costs and downtime. Using the on-site HMIs, operators can immediately see when errors occur and take appropriate action. Altogether, the introduction of CIMON products will add value to Lamfer Group’s laboratory for years to come.

Automated Monitoring and Control for Water Purification and Storage System

WBUD operates 32 pump and tank stations spanning multiple counties.
All sites required automation, with access to comprehensive device management—both locally and remotely—across an expansive area.

Automated Water Purification and Storage System

CIMON Automation Provides Accessible Monitoring and Control for Water Purification and Storage System

The Challenge:

WBUD operates 32 pump and tank stations spanning multiple counties. All sites required automation, with access to comprehensive device management—both locally and remotely—across an expansive area.

Our Solution:

Each site received a programmable logic controller (PLC) and human-machine interface (HMI) for automation and control. A radio network connects all sites to a central supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, providing long-distance operation and data monitoring.

The Result:

CIMON’s UltimateAccess SCADA program allows real-time and historical data from all sites to be accessed from any location. Schedules and programs can be updated remotely, removing the need for time-consuming and expensive on-site visits.

Project Summary:

With funding from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Watt Bar Utility District (WBUD) needed to streamline automation of its 32 tank and pump stations.  System integrator Quality Controls LLC decided to use PLC, HMI, and SCADA products from CIMON to automate these facilities.

At each location, a CIMON Xpanel HMI lets users manage on-site pumps and tanks. Different screens allow engineers to view status and alarms, as well as diagnose and test pumps during maintenance. A CIMON PLC takes in data from sensors and outputs electrical signals to the pumps. A program automatically switches between different modes of operation, allowing for schedule-based or level-based control. The PLC also acts as a bridge between devices by storing, receiving, and sending data. When a malfunction occurs, the PLC sends a warning signal to both the SCADA program and the local HMI.

Radio transmitters were integrated into the network to overcome the immense cost and communication difficulties of laying wire through mountainous terrain. Data values are sent to a central location, then processed by the UltimateAccess SCADA application. User requests are then sent back over the radio to the corresponding PLC, which performs the desired action.

The combined usage of PLC, HMI, and SCADA technologies from CIMON will allow WBUD to more effectively manage its pump and tank stations.

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CIMON Smart Factory Solution

Future of smart manufacturing technology, BUTECH 2017 Opening

BUTECH 2017, to look for future of smart manufacturing technology that combines ICT and machine technology, is opened at BEXCO on May 24, 2017.
520 companies, including CIMON, from 25 countries has participated.
In this exhibition, CIMON introduced new solution and functions of SCADA V4.0 for CIMON Smart Factory Solution which is an integration of production process with ICT technology to produce with minimum cost and time.

CIMON Smart Factory Solution – BUTECH 2017

CIMON Smart Factory Solution

Future of smart manufacturing technology, BUTECH 2017 Opening

BUTECH 2017, to look for future of smart manufacturing technology that combines ICT and machine technology, is opened at BEXCO on May 24, 2017.
520 companies, including CIMON, from 25 countries has participated.
In this exhibition, CIMON introduced new solution and functions of SCADA V4.0 for CIMON Smart Factory Solution which is an integration of production process with ICT technology to produce with minimum cost and time.


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CIMON Smart Factory Solution can resolve the problems caused by outdated factory facilities. CIMON Smart Factory helps to reduce product defect rate, and to improve productivity which strengthens company competitiveness.
CIMON-SCADA provides various solution to build smart factory and data collected by CIMON-SCADA with about 500 communication drivers are analyzed by various functions and it helps user to make decisions.

CIMON Smart Factory Solution – Industrial Automation

CIMON SMART FACTORY SOLUTION, CIMON SCADA Conventional manufacturing factories have various problems. Due to outdated facilities, operators cannot quickly fi…

 

 

It becomes easier to create a database in ODBC or OLE with those collected data. and the user can use the HTML 5 platform provided by CIMON-SCADA to monitor and analyze the manufacturing site anytime and anywhere using mobile devices.
CIMON has developed CIMON Historian DB as first Korean instance for high-speed data collection, analysis, and transfer. CIMON Data Logger Module is to prevent data loss and also CIMON XPANEL is upgraded.





Around 1500 visitors from around the world came to BUTECH and CIMON offers smart factory solutions and its cases. CIMON’s strong network is flexible in any industrial sites. And we will keep doing our best to fulfill our customer’s satisfaction.

CIMON Seoul Office OPEN

CIMON Seoul Office OPEN

CIMON Seoul Office open in October 28, 2016. R&D, Sales and Education department move in to.
We will do our best to provide our customer with greater satisfaction in a better environment.



 

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Manufacturing EXPO 2016 in Thailand

Manufacturing EXPO 2016 in Thailand

We participated Manufacturing Expo 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 to 25

Manufacturing EXPO 2016 is an international automation exhibition that 330 companies from 27 states around Asia and Europe participated in.
In order to strengthen our sales in the Southeast Asia, we have found Authorized System Integrator and had technical training in advance to have further consultation in the exhibition.





We will continue to strive to improve our brand value in Southeast Asian market.

CIMON participated in CHICAGO IMTS 2016

CIMON participated in CHICAGO IMTS 2016

 

CIMON participated International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2016) from September 12 to 17 of 2016. 2,407 companies over 122 nations participated in this exhibition.



IMTS 2016 is one of the largest international exhibition which more than 100,000 visitors attended. Visitors from different companies come over to our booth and had meetings..

We contacted and discovered Authorized System Integrator and Distributor and had business meetings, presentation, and consulting in the exhibition to strengthen our sales in the America.


We will do our best as always to satisfy our customer based on our excellent product quality.