The fine chemicals industry typically relies on batch production of small volumes of high-value products
While process efficiency and waste minimisation are key to remaining competitive, safety remains the number one priority – and digitalisation offers potential solutions to all of these challenges.
One promising area for the application of digital solutions is automated calibration, which cuts down the number of steps needed compared with traditional, manual paper-based processes. In a traditional process, a work order is printed out, a technician looks up the correct instrument, downloads the needed information, visits the plant to perform the calibration, stores the results, and then prints and signs a paper certificate. If results need to be entered into a management system, this is also done manually.
In an automated system, this process looks very different. Work orders are created in the central management system instead of printed, all the needed info is automatically downloaded to the calibrator, and the calibration results are transmitted in digital format back into the central management system. This creates an error and tamper-proof digital record of the calibration.
Beamex’s automated calibration solution is a combination of hardware, software, and expertise that brings a wide range of benefits to the fine chemicals industry:
Harnessing the full benefits of digitalization requires cultural change and integrating new processes. It’s not sufficient to simply purchase new calibration equipment or calibration software and assume that this will do the job. Instead, companies should analyse every step of their calibration process and, with the help of a suitable solution and expertise, find ways to improve it. To ensure a good return on investment, the relevant people need to be onboarded and trained to make sure they know how to use the new system and are motivated to adopt it in their daily work. Beamex has decades of experience working with the chemicals industry to roll out automated calibration solutions and can support customers with every step of this process.
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