ATS India Implements Centralized Data Acquisition System (DAS) at a Leading Pharma Company


  • To replace manual log sheet with Electronic PDF report containing process & contextual data
  • Avoid Batch/ Lot Number duplication
  • Standardize SCADA communications across the plant
  • Be ready to integrate with electronic Batch Process Record (eBPR) solution

Project Scope

  • Create a centralized repository and web based monitoring for user access
  • User Management & Audit Trial
  • System Security requirements like Unauthorized access, etc.
  • PLC measurements and prints should be automatic, non-editable, and reproducible

Solution Approach

  • Real time data integration with 8 identified PLCs from shop floor machines
  • Data Acquisition as per required Speed, Scaling, Tags, etc. for approx. 750 – 800 Parameters
  • Fully configured 1000 points historian server as plant wide data repository
  • Software configuration and implementation as per 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance i.e. Automatic, Secure, non-editable

Systems & Tools

  • Kepware Manufacturing & OPC Connectivity Suite
  • GE Proficy iFIX & Historian

The Results

Historical restoration of batches data

Enabled customer to meet the compliance requirements

Reduced Inspection time & frequency, thereby reducing waste and enhancing productivity

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