Modular and connected production
Manufacturing processes in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry need to be flexible, fast and cost-efficient. This is best achieved with modular process skids, which can be pre-fabricated and tested in the workshop and then assembled on-site. Skids come with their own programmable logic controller or can be integrated into an overarching process control system. The automation industry is working on an open standard interface; such a module type package (MTP) will allow for true interoperability. Modular plants are the key to meeting the customers’ needs for small batches of varying products. They allow for an effortless adjustment of the plant design to ever- changing requirements and are also the way to change from batch to continuous production.