IT system architecture
B. Braun is a globally operating pharmaceuticals company that offers a comprehensive range of medical products. At its subsidiary in Irvine, California, B. Braun Medical Inc. produces a variety of solution containers for patients who require infusion treatment.
The “EXCEED” project comprised the implementation of a highly automated production line for a new generation of infusion solution bags using blow moulding technology. Top-quality shop floor automation and the introduction of total EBR (Electronic Batch Re-cording) were primary project goals. The focus was on a seamlessly integrated system architecture with assigned Package Unit Controllers (PUC) that serve specific process areas, combined with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) responsible for comprehensive coordination and EBR organisation/management.
io-consultants was the leading IT automation consultant, focussing on PUCs, the MES and the required interfaces to the upstream and downstream systems (SAP system and shop floor equipment, respectively). The company was also responsible for the defi-nition and realization of the new IT system architecture, from design engineering right up to tender processing and implementation.