iAUTOMATION was asked to come up with a better solution for managing Noble BIO’s process automation IT systems. iAUTOMATION’s Virtual Production Platform was the product they were looking for, with the added redundacy features Noble BIO can keep their fermenters running at all times. iAUTOMATION delivered the Virtual Production Platform in a short time due to the quick configuration time we iAUTOMATION can achieve with the standardised approach. The system was configure with the following items:
This was all virtualized using hardware from our business partners
All of this is running their PCS 7 Version 9.0 process automation system, with simatic batch running their production recipes.
The upgrade and expansion paths for Noble BIO are now much cheaper then before, as the can use spare capacity on the virtual cluster to copy machines and test updates, and do all their maintenance online. The can also extend their process automation by getting license and copying a virtual machine, which requires no installation and comes with all the required network connections.