Life Science

Life Sciences

How you apply your engineering, operations and management skills to the complex problems in your industry is key to the value you bring. Count on our solutions for the tools, talent and domain knowledge that will amplify your contribution

Few industries are more tightly regulated than life science manufacturing.

Whether producing pharmaceuticals, neutraceuticals, biotechnology or medical devices and equipment, life sciences manufacturing facilities must adhere to strict US FDA regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11, which requires that all manufacturing software have sound security procedures, done-by/checked-by capabilities and electronic signatures. Life sciences companies are often dependent on a handful of blockbuster drugs that are associated with the corporate brand, so protecting brand integrity is absolutely critical.

They must follow Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and meet rigid operational standards. They must be prepared to produce accurate, reliable and tamper-proof documentation and Electronic Batch Records (EBR).

The patent clock starts ticking from the day of filing and once a product is ready for market it must go into manufacturing quickly with volume scaled up to meet market needs. Wonderware operations modules standardize operations oversight, including batch recipe management, workflow software for SOP implementation and tools for production startup and variance reduction. This allows life sciences companies to go from lab to full-scale reduction quickly.

Wonderware software helps implement optimal manufacturing practices that result in operational and process improvements while also simplifying compliance.

Cost-Effectiveness with Wonderware

Compliance is not enough; life sciences companies must also be efficient and profitable. Wonderware solutions help record machine performance and downtime, collect and correlate production data and manufacturing information and track all materials and utilities used to help understand the cost-effectiveness of operations.

Wonderware is the modern and low-risk operations management choice for life sciences manufacturing. We bring decades of industry experience and the broadest and most current software portfolio available anywhere. Virtually all major life sciences producers trust their business-critical operations to Wonderware software.
Wonderware has a broad set of offerings to help you achieve your goals. These include the following:

  • Food and Beverage SCADA Software
  • Machine HMI

  • MES-Operations Management
  • MIS-Data Collection, Reporting& Analysis, Business Intelligence
  • Batch Recipe Formulation and Execution

  • MES-Quality Management
  • Business Process Management-Automated Workflow

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Availability in Life sciences

Increasing productivity and profitability

Life sciences manufacturing companies rely on consistency and automation to meet strict regulations and rigid operational standards. Any small amount of unplanned system downtime can result in a decline in product quality and brand reliability. Stratus prevents system failure with operationally simple continuous availability solutions designed to keep pharmaceuticals, medical technology and biotechnology manufacturing operations running smoothly and always on.

Metals-Mining-Minerals

M3: Metals, Mining & Minerals

How you apply your engineering, operations and management skills to the complex problems in your industry is key to the value you bring. Count on our solutions for the tools, talent and domain knowledge that will amplify your contribution

Mining is particularly sensitive to global economic swings.

Owners and operators must adapt quickly to changing market conditions to stay competitive in this complex industry.

The challenge is to increase investment, throughput and capacity in boom times and improving efficiency and reduce costs in economic downturns. Agility and responsiveness are key, but companies must also ensure that their operations are safe, environmentally sound and compliant with government regulations. In addition to risking harm, lack of compliance could lead to fines or license revocation.

Further complicating these challenges are large fluctuations in availability of qualified staff. Many senior staff are reaching retirement age and recruiting and retaining skilled replacements is a challenge. Today’s mining engineering teams are also more transient, diverse and remote. Knowledge capture and transfer is imperative and it must be both quick and safe.

Mining companies globally are responding to these challenges by integrating operations, optimizing performance and applying best practices across their value chain. They are striving to increase efficiency, improve asset utilization, lower costs and reduce downtime, while also becoming leaner and more agile. Wonderware software empowers them to realize these goals.


Facilitating Operational Excellence

Wonderware is the modern and a safe choice for mining operations and information management. We have decades of experience serving the industry and offer one of the broadest and most current software portfolios. More than 6,700 mine sites globally now use Wonderware software to help them accelerate their return on assets.

Model the resource-to-market value chain to identify constraints and improve efficiency. Predict process behavior, embed work practices and reduce commissioning risk.

Create optimized plans and schedules across multiple time horizons. Manage conformance to plan and reinforce a culture of continuous improvement.

Timely and accurate accounting of ore quality and quantity for better decision making across production, logistics, marketing and trading disciplines.

Achieve real-time visibility of asset utilization and contextualize performance to maximize uptime and improve productivity.

Enable informed decisions for production, process, performance and energy usage optimization through real-time access to plant and business intelligence.

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Availability in Metals & Mining

In the manufacturing industry, your bottom line depends on your ability to keep your plant infrastructure up and running at all times. Downtime in SCADA, HMI, Historians and other critical Industrial Automation systems can mean lower yields, lost revenue, regulatory fines, compromised quality, or a damaged reputation. To maximize productivity and quality you need operationally simple continuous availability and continuous visibility. Stratus provides failure prevention solutions that are integrated with performance monitoring and virtualization that are ideal for manufacturing plants

Chemicals

Chemicals

How you apply your engineering, operations and management skills to the complex problems in your industry is key to the value you bring. Count on our solutions for the tools, talent and domain knowledge that will amplify your contribution

Raising yield and driving compliance for chemical production

Wonderware’s power and ease of use enables more flexible and agile production while reducing unit costs, energy usage, greenhouse gas intensities and plant emissions.

Wonderware solutions support value creation and sustainability for chemical manufacturers. Whether you produce organic specialty chemical, inorganic bulk chemicals, biofuel or fertilizers; Wonderware can help bring your operations into control and compliance. Our software augments your ability to improve plant and facility operations continuously, safely and with less waste.

Focused operations measurements such as model-based, real-time measurement of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), energy consumption and cost accounting are made possible with Wonderware solutions. Close tracking of key performance indicators generates valuable insights within real-time business context.

Witness significant increases in plant or facility sales value of production (SVOP) and contribute to sustainability by easing the environmental, health and safety compliance concerns that are increasingly occupying the minds of business leaders in this sector. As the IIoT evolves to offer new solutions for performance and compliance, we will be there to help you phase them into your business.

Solutions Overview

Whether you need operations visibility; production and packaging operations management; compliance and quality improvement; asset performance management; or maintenance and uptime solutions; Wonderware has the broadest set of integrated software offerings for the chemicals industry.

Operations Visibility Applications

Operations and Manufacturing Intelligence Applications

Chemical Production Solutions Defined

Wonderware offers a complete range of industrial software solutions for specialty chemical production, including HMI and SCADA software, manufacturing operations and information management, asset management and maintenance.

Wonderware SCADA solutions provide situational awareness for plant personnel to make faster and more effective decisions, enabling them to implement corrective actions quickly, before problems or critical conditions occur.

Wonderware MES, recipe and batch management solutions help process orders to specification. They automate recipe and batch execution, improving product yields and manufacturing capacity while reducing waste and product variability.

Electronic records of production execution, material flows and integrated quality management help eliminate paperwork and manual data collection, provide real-time performance information and reduce the cost of regulatory compliance. Enterprise integration capabilities provide supply chain visibility, better decision support for improved forecasting, planning,and scheduling as well as enabling swifter new product introductions.

Ascend is a global leader in the production of nylon, plastics and synthetic fibers

Its products are found in thousands of commercial and industrial products, including carpet, tires and apparel, as well as agricultural products, animal feed and personal care products. Watch this success story and find out more.

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With simple installation, a heritage of providing continuous availability, ease of service and a lifespan aligned with the needs of operational systems, Stratus solutions provide a holistic approach to delivering remote, virtualized applications without data loss, or the need for on-site IT expertise.

When combined with virtualization expertise, operational system knowledge, strong partnerships with leading providers such as Wonderware and an understanding of the increasing importance of emerging capabilities (such as analytics) driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the result is cost-effective deployment, increased efficiency and the returns demanded by today’s economic environment.

Power Utilities

Power Utilities

Renewable Energy

How you apply your engineering, operations and management skills to the complex problems in your industry is key to the value you bring. Count on our solutions for the tools, talent and domain knowledge that will amplify your contribution

Driven by regulatory and consumer pressures, power utilities are seeking higher efficiency, reliability and safety.

Here to help is a new generation of technology innovation. Leading innovation in the Industrial Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics, mobility and workflow collaboration, we bring many promising new opportunities for operations and maintenance improvement.

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9REN operates 568 photovoltaic installations in Spain, and Italy

In total, 9REN currently generates more than 99,000 megawatt hours of electrical power every year and, based on its global growth objectives, that number is expected to rise with each morning sun.

Navigating the Evolving Utility Market

Utilities, both public and private, are investing in technology to reduce costs, drive efficiency, increase competitive advantage and support emerging business models. They looking for better ways to collect, analyze and act on increasingly larger data stores.

Changing consumer engagement modes, business and environmental trends and evolving technology are moving utilities away from solid structures to integrated environments that blend business, operations, IT and mobile solutions.

This cohesion presents new opportunities to consolidate disparate data sources, improve information sharing, increase situational awareness, reduce operations and maintenance costs and increase overall efficiency.

By implementing comprehensive data collection, analysis and visualization along with mobile workforce tools, utilities can minimize unplanned downtime, control expenditures and reduce risk. Effective data management also helps with safety and regulatory-compliance and knowledge capture, which is especially critical with today’s transitional workforces.

Wonderware offers the most comprehensive operations and information management solution available anywhere.

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Downtime prevention across power utilities

Stratus software solutions

Stratus solution for Power utilities

Power plants are under constant pressure to increase efficiency, reliability, and safety. This also includes consumer pressure to produce power quickly and cost effectively. Aging systems and resources are increasing the possibility of system failure. Not only can unplanned downtime result in decreased efficiency – it can have a devastating effect on environmental and public safety. Knowing that this is an outcome that no one can afford, Stratus provides cost effective continuous availability solutions that proactively prevent failure of systems and are ideal for the efficiencies that the power industry demands today.

Oil and Gas

Oil and Gas Production,
Processing and Refining

How you apply your engineering, operations and management skills to the complex problems in your industry is key to the value you bring. Count on our solutions for the tools, talent and domain knowledge that will amplify your contribution

The price volatility and the shifts in demand encourage facilities in the oil and gas industry to focus on “sweating the assets” – safely increasing the business output in an environmentally sound manner.

Wonderware and the Internet of Things

For years you have heard about what the digital revolution can do for oil and gas production and have seen some successes, but now the IIoT provides a missing link that moves the hydrocarbons industries to a new level of connectivity.

In upstream oil and gas production, this new level means extending the life of the wells and operating more efficiently. In upstream processing it means operating more reliably and more efficiently. And in refining and petrochemical operations it means improving reliability and efficiency as well, but it also means staying competitive by finding new flexibility to process a greater variety of crude oils. The ability to switch from gasoline to diesel fuel production quickly, for example, can have significant bottom-line benefits.

Within each industry segment, we help customers identify what we call “value-leaks” and articulate and implement the operations improvements needed to close them.

  • HMI Scada
  • Mobile Workforce
  • Workflow: MIS-Data Collection, Reporting& Analysis, Business Intelligence
  • Digital Oilfield

  • Pipeline Scada

  • HMI Scada
  • Mobile Workforce
  • Workflow: MIS-Data Collection, Reporting& Analysis, Business Intelligence
  • Digital Oilfield

Display Historian data via Wonderware InTouch or analyze it with Wonderware Historian Client, Wonderware Online InSight, Wonderware Intelligence, Wonderware SmartGlance and Dream Report for Wonderware.

Rich analytics enable informed decision making that optimizes and improves plant operations. Real-time analytics reflect actual operating conditions and include drill down capabilities to uncover root causes and allow “what if” scenarios and workforce collaboration, establishing and enforcing best practices.

Easy-to-use point solutions maximize energy performance and deliver energy savings of up to 7 percent. Schneider Electric can also design and implement holistic solutions that establish an energy culture that can maximize and accelerate energy performance for increased savings of up to 15 percent.

Technology, enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is empowering a shift to a holistic and operations-centric view, that enables front line personnel to act before costly failures occur.

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We Help Oil and Gas Producers, Processors and Refiners Build Leaner Facilities and Run Them Better

24 of the 25 top petroleum companies, most of the Americas’ pipelines and most of the world’s major EPC firms use our products to achieve and sustain high performance. Our users have achieved the following performance improvements:

Improvements in upstream oil and gas operations

◦ Up to 25% in increases in production efficiency
◦ Up to 30% reduction in construction and expansion costs
◦ Up to 7% reduction in production decline
◦ Up to 6% increases in production efficiency
◦ Up to 15% increases in processing efficiency
◦ Up to 2% increases in processing throughput

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Improvements in downstream oil and gas operations

◦ Up to 11% increase in refinery efficiency
◦ Up to USD $5 M per year by improving fuels blending
◦ Up to USD $10 M per year by improving product yield
◦ Up to USD $15 M per year by improving availability
◦ Up to USD $29 M per year by improving efficiency
◦ Up to USD $36 M per year by improving crude utilization

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Dedicated availability solutions for oil and gas


Stratus is the modern, proven and reliable choice for oil and gas providers to deliver a complete always-on oil and gas pipeline system with a solution that is cost effective and delivers the efficiencies oil and gas companies demand today.

With simple installation, a heritage of providing continuous availability, ease of service and a lifespan aligned with the needs of operational systems, Stratus solutions provide a holistic approach to delivering remote, virtualized applications without data loss, or the need for on-site IT expertise.

When combined with virtualization expertise, operational system knowledge, strong partnerships with leading providers such as Wonderware and an understanding of the increasing importance of emerging capabilities (such as analytics) driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the result is cost-effective deployment, increased efficiency and the returns demanded by today’s economic environment.

Today, the oil and gas industry is going through drastic changes, as a result of a drop in prices that appears to be the new norm for the foreseeable future. These new conditions have created a corresponding shift in priorities, where oil and gas companies can no longer afford to concentrate primarily on expansion and growth initiatives, but instead must reduce costs, improve the efficiency of operations, and protect existing infrastructure. In short, they must do all they can to get the most out of their current resources and attempt to maximize profitability. The fastest path to cutting costs and improving efficiency is to eliminate failures, and proactively prevent equipment and pipeline downtime (and related losses). Advanced technology solutions from Stratus Technologies—solutions capable of improving scalability, uptime, predictive maintenance, and more—are a proven way for oil and gas companies to achieve these results.

Stratus has a 30-year track record of preventing downtime and ensuring maximum return on assets. Our flagship ftServer® integrates the key technologies of virtualization, fault tolerance (availability in excess of 99.999 percent), and real-time data capture in a single solution.