New medicines, or life-science-products, are assigned a high priority on the agenda of the European pharmaceutical industry. One company which plays a major role in this sector is DSM Fine Chemicals, in Venlo, the Netherlands. Some years ago the company commissioned the construction of a special pilot plant, i.e. a development factory for intermediates and active ingredients for new medicines. The control system for the entire plant makes use of PLCs with PROFIBUS DP and PA.
An interview Wim Bongaerts, Lead Engineer, Process Control, at DSM Fine Chemicals, provides all details of the project includung the PROFIBUS solution and the resulting benefits.
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