Mitsubishi automation solutions for pharma

Enhancement in pharma production and packaging

Anil Bhise, senior manager – Sales (Pharma and F&B), Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi India. Photo PSA

Established in 2010, Mitsubishi India offers products and solutions for air
conditioners, factory automation and industrial systems, power systems,
photovoltaic solutions, semiconductors and devices, transportation systems and
visual & imaging.

At the CphI & P-Mec show in Delhi, Mitsubishi displayed automation solutions for
pharma packaging machinery. “We have automation solutions for machine control
for the pharma manufacturing companies. The pharma industry is moving towards
digitalization and our solutions are in line with Pharma 4.0 – a paradigm shift in the
industry. Our solutions support computerization, preparation of documents,
collection and analysis of required data for connectivity, enhancing visibility of the
plant by calculating the OEM of the plant and improved machine performance, ”
said Anil Bhise, senior manager – Sales (Pharma and F&B), Factory Automation
and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi India.

On display at the stand was the MELSERVO-J5 controller series. The Servo
amplifiers feature high responsibility with a speed frequency response of 3.5
kilohertz, reducing the cycle time of production machines. The rotary servo motors
equipped with a high-resolution encoder (67,108,864 pulses/rev) offer stable
control by lowering torque fluctuation.
Explaining the product, Bhise said, “The new controller enables better speed and
better capability of controlling the motions of a packaging machine. It can
communicate on a different range of motors, which helps to increase the
performance of a packaging machine. It is an enhancement tool for the pharma
and packaging machinery.”

Apart from the controller, Mitsubishi displayed its range of software packages at
the event. The software has standardized programs that reduce engineering time
while manufacturing a machine. The tool can help engineers to reduce the time for
machine designing. It also automates the process for time and efficiency.
“We also have solutions for machine integration in our factory automation division.
The range of software is capable of predictive analysis of products to help one
increase the efficiency of a plant and monitor its efficiency. These tools can be
applied to any industry,” Bhise added.

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The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future.

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Correspondent. Akanksha Meena is striving to learn to write and the fundamentals of publishing with every opportunity with hopes of being able to write something worth publishing someday. She works as a correspondent with Indian Printer and Publisher and Packaging South Asia. In her free time, she can be found pursuing her other interests such as reading, writing, sketching, and painting.


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