Control Systems For Pharmaceutical Processing Equipment

Freund-Vector Corporation provides a full range of control systems for the operation of Freund-Vector equipment.

Our control systems are designed to meet the precise hardware and software requirements of the customer using disciplined and documented procedures. The control design is based on proven process technology to control process parameter, system monitoring, alarming, feedback, and data acquisition. Validation documentation and field verification services are available for all control systems.

The Compu 4®  automated process control system is designed specifically for pharmaceutical processing equipment.

Capable of displaying different languages at the setting of a switch, the Compu 4® is ideally suited throughout the world.

Designed to meet the strictest interpretation of 21 CFR Part 11, the Compu 4® can be configured to any pharmaceutical manufacturing and research facility.

The Compu 4® includes a patented Recipe Editor and incorporates Snapshot! Technology, which creates automatic recipes from historical batch reports.

With hundreds of validated systems installed, the Compu 4® provides the highest level of pharmaceutical processes control.

Operator-Friendly Interface

  • Automatic (Recipe-Driven) and Manual Modes
  • Supports up to 26 Different Languages
  • Controls Multiple Processing Equipment from One Screen:
    • Ideal for Granulation Suites and Production Facilities
  • Optional Touchscreen OIP Available

Patented Snapshot! Technology

  • Import Manual Mode Set Points as a Recipe Step
  • Import Any Batch Report as a Complete Recipe

Designed for 21 CFR Part 11

  • Electronic Management for All Data and Records: Recipes, Batch Reports, Alarms, Security Files

Patented Recipe Management System

  • Unlimited Number of Recipes and Recipe Templates
  • Fully Configurable Transition Editor

GAMP Software Design Methods

  • Full Validation “Dry Run” Prior to Shipment

Configurable Security System

  • Individual Login Names and Passwords with Password Expiration Control

Open System Architecture

  • PLC: Allen Bradley or Siemens
  • SCADA System: iFix, InTouch, or RSView Studio
  • Download Recipes or Export Batch Reports to MES Systems or Remote Networks

The Compu 4® automated process control system is designed specifically for pharmaceutical processing equipment. Capable of displaying different languages at the setting of a switch, the Compu 4® is ideally suited throughout the world.

Designed to meet the strictest interpretation of 21 CFR Part 11, the Compu 4® can be configured to any pharmaceutical manufacturing and research facility.

The Compu 4® includes a patented Recipe Editor® and incorporates SnapShot! Technology, which creates processing recipes from historical batch reports.

With hundreds of validated systems installed, the Compu 4® provides the highest in pharmaceutical process control.

Touch Screen Details

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Touchscreen Manual Display

The Touch Screen Process Control System is a non-PC based control system that utilizes a PLC processor and an industrial Touch Screen operator interface panel to perform batch processing. Manual and automatic functions are standard. Operation modes are security protected.

Controls Retrofit and System Integration

As an industry process control technology leader, Freund-Vector offers all of the control packages as retrofits for competitive processing systems along with updates to existing Freund-Vector systems.

Integration of multiple machine controls into one automated process control system can be done using the Freund-Vector Compu 4® Automated Process Control System. The PC/PLC based operating system will control and monitor the process operation of individual machines as one system. Interfacing into the facility’s production management system for records and data processing is also possible.

Validation Services

Freund-Vector provides validation services for the support of processing equipment and control systems.

Validation services for Freund-Vector equipment lines include comprehensive testing protocol for Installation Qualification (IQ) and Operational Qualification (OQ). Freund-Vector can also provide Process Qualification (PQ) assistance when situations dictate the need for additional validation services.

Freund-Vector maintains complete confidentiality of any proprietary processes involved in the production of pharmaceutical goods. Freund-Freund-Vector believes that in order to have a “validated” process, one must start out with software and hardware that is under design scrutiny and control prior to validating the system. Validated systems are not tested, they are designed and built from the very beginning under controlled conditions.

Recipe Workspace

The patented Recipe Workspace recipe management system consists of the Recipe Editor and RecipeGrid.

Shown to the right is the Recipe Editor, which provides the user with a graphical interface to create an infinite number of recipes and recipe templates without re-validating the PLC or SCADA System.

For those that like to view recipes in a ‘Grid’ format, the Recipe Workspace includes the application RecipeGrid (shown to the right).

The Recipe Workspace can create and edit recipes either from the Recipe Grid or the Recipe Editor, making it the most versatile Recipe Management System for batch processing.

InfoWizard

All historical information associated with process batches are accessible using the Infowizard application.

The Infowizard is fully configurable, allowing the user to create reports that include process data, alarm information, log-in activity information.

Reports can be printed or saved to PDF formats.

 

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