Product News: Pharmaceutical Industry Counts on Advanced Batch Statistics Software for Optimized Productivity

11 Jul 2013

Pharmaceutical manufacturers will benefit from enhanced productivity on their processing lines with the newly upgraded Pharma Statistics software from Mettler-Toledo Garvens. Developed in collaboration with pharmaceutical manufacturers, Pharma Statistics software collects product inspection information and stores it according to order number and product batch, facilitating data analysis.

This simplifies monitoring of checkweighing data for manufacturers, helping them demonstrate to customers that each product batch is of the correct size and weight, as well as to track batches throughout the production line. In addition, manufacturers can now easily examine operational changes to their checkweighers, enabling them to study the influence of systems’ parameter settings on production and reject rates, optimizing productivity. The programme also records log-in attempts enhancing security by preventing unauthorised adjustments to checkweigher settings.

With its intuitive graphic display, Pharma Statistics streamlines machine set up for straightforward product changeovers. Password restricted access and recording of login attempts ensures only authorised personnel can access stored data or alter settings, enhancing data security. Reports can be easily exported to a Universal Serial Bus (USB) or printed, facilitating data storage. The software can also export records to Microsoft Excel for further analysis.

“In an increasingly competitive economic climate, pharmaceutical manufacturers need to boost production line efficiency”, explained Kerstin Bernhart, Marketing Manager, Mettler-Toledo Garvens. “Technology capable of streamlining product inspection data monitoring process can help manufacturers meet this challenge head on and enhance compliance with industry regulations”.

Easily installed on existing checkweighing equipment with minimum downtime, the upgraded Pharma Statistics software will be incorporated into new technology from Mettler-Toledo Garvens. All existing XS checkweighers including the XS2 and XS2 MV combination checkweighing and vision inspection systems can be upgraded with the software.