Control System Upgrade Delivers Peace of Mind

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals was running its ingredient production facility on legacy 1980s PLC technology that was becoming difficult to maintain and update. The company upgraded to a PlantPAx process automation system built on an existing VMware virtualization infrastructure. Virtualization has helped provide cost savings of over $100k by reducing capital and maintenance expenses. FactoryTalk VantagePoint, View SE and Historian increased data insight and provided validated, electronic reporting, saving additional costs, reducing batch losses and allowing proactive maintenance to reduce downtime.

Paper contributed by Rockwell Automation