Automation HMI Panels For Life Sciences Industry

Date: 4/27/2015

AIS HMI Panels Enable Industry 4.0 Technologies in SCADA, MES, Process, Operating and Monitoring Systems for Pharmaceutical’s Internet of Things Applications

AIS’s PC-Based HMIs and Panel IPCs Are Designed to Meet Title 21 CFR Part 11, ANSI/ISA-88 and ANSI/ISA-95 Standard for Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Industry Solutions

Pharmaceuticals Internet of Things HMI Touch PanelsIRVINE, CALIFORNIA – April 27, 2015 – American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) a leader in the engineering and manufacturing of open architecture, Web-based HMIs, Industrial panel (IPCs) and touch-panels for Information & Communications Technology (ICT), announces their HMI Panels for Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Science Industry applications incorporating SCADA, MES, Process Control and Operating and Monitoring Control Systems. In a new era of HMI transformation, AIS is adapting their visualization, control and monitoring solutions with Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 touch panels to meet the specific requirements of the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry.

AIS’s HMI Panels in SCADA, MES, Process Control Systems Help Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Companies Improve Production While Meeting Strict Regulatory Compliance

Life Sciences HMI Touch PanelPharmaceutical companies around the globe continue to be challenged by blockbuster drug patent expirations, competition from generics manufacturers, and the government and health care industry cost controls. AIS’s Industrial HMIs provide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences companies with strict regulatory adherence requirements, an operating and monitoring HMI solution that will help visualize and solve environmental monitoring systems, building management systems, manufacturing, processing and packaging equipment and business automation systems such as MES, laboratory and IT. Furthermore, AIS’s browser-based, operating and monitoring systems will reduce or eliminate the risk of non-compliance, while improving reliability, process efficiencies and increase availability and production throughput.

A Growing List of Regulatory Requirements and Expectations Are Imposing New Challenges on the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences Industry

Biotechnology HMI Touch PanelSeveral regulation are driving these companies to seek HMI panel solutions that not only have Industry 4.0, interoperability, wireless connectivity and IoT capabilities, but also have been tested, certified and approved for these mission critical regulatory requirements. AIS has tested and certified its Touch Panel HMIs for all of the regulations and codes listed below:

  • Title 21 CFR Part 11: is the code of Federal Regulations that establishes the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations on electronic records and electronic signatures (ERES)
  • ANSI/ISA-88 - IEC 61512: is a standard addressing batch process control. It is a design philosophy for describing equipment, and procedures.
  • ANSI/ISA-95 - ISO/IEC 62264: is an international standard from the International Society of Automation for developing an automated interface between enterprise and control systems. This standard has been developed for global manufacturers.

AIS’s Enabling HMI Technologies in Computing and Communication Infrastructure for Industrial IoT, ICT and Industry 4.0 for Applications

AIS’s Web-based HMI solutions empower corrective actions before problems or variations occur, getting the right information to the right person at the right time. The ability to access relevant system data increases agility by analyzing root causes and making recommendations to improve decision making while increasing production and profits with AIS’s powerful, IoT HMIs. Other benefits include:

  • Introduction of IPv6 address scheme to meet the connectivity and performance needs of today's varied networking environments and technologies
  • Expanded data storage capabilities for cloud computing and big data
  • Increasing processor performance and efficiency
  • Ubiquity of Connectivity
  • Software Development Frameworks

Round-up of Key Factors for Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Life Science Companies Today

  • Globalization:  Information technology is integrating and synchronizing Life Sciences companies’ business and production operations all around the world for maximum productivity
  • Digitization: Digital technologies are driving convergence on the plant floor from the device level all the way up through the enterprise in biotech companies
  • Connectivity: Everything in the world today is connecting and communicating thanks to wireless communications and the Internet of Things.
  • Software Solutions: Software platforms work in tandem with HMI panels to help visualize, identify and improve batch process control, communications and much more
  • Regulation: Compliances, laws, liabilities and regulations are increasing in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life science companies and will require specific HMI panel solutions that achieve these certifications and standards.

Process Control Systems in Pharmaceutical Production Require AIS’s Flexible and Expandable HMI Operating & Monitoring Systems to Accommodate Production Goals

Many steps are typically necessary to scale up production during the development of new active pharmaceutical ingredient products. From the laboratory, to pilot projects, to the production process, AIS offers advanced HMI solutions engineered to meet all the requirements throughout the process stages. Their newest family of open platform, Web-based HMIs are ideally suited for process control, SCADA and MES applications. They feature a fully modular design build with replaceable box PCs.

AIS recently introduced their new series of HMIs, including: the Premium, Standard and Compact HMIs. Key features of the entire range of new, open HMI touch panels from AIS include:

  • Open & standard interfaces in hardware & software for HMI, SCADA & MES applications
  • PC-based automation using standard Ethernet & TCP/IP for easy HMI/SCADA & IT/OT integration
  • Web-enabled HMI with HTML5-compliant web browsers for improved real-time decision making
  • Easy to replace, highly modular designed field-replaceable front display and box PC
  • Maintenance-free illumination system with lifetime rating of 80,000-100,000 hours on Eco mode
  • Expandable HMI solutions with multiple configurations & options for fast project engineering
  • International marks and schemes for safety equipment, certification and regulatory compliance
  • Suited for IT-OT convergence, M2M communications, Industry 4.0 and IoT ready for future requirements

About AIS

Headquartered in Irvine, California, USA, American Industrial Systems, Inc. (AIS) offers in-house electronic and mechanical design, software development, manufacturing, production and quality control services. Offering one of the widest ranges of industrial computing solutions, AIS open platform control and monitoring solutions are available in a multitude of configurations for Industrial, Building Automation, Food & Beverages, and Oil & Gas applications. The company’s HMI solutions are key enabling technologies for the Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things, (IIoT), Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) and Industry 4.0 applications. AIS is fully committed to empowering, improving and delivering turnkey HMI, control, monitoring and display solutions for OEM, ODM and end-user customers. AIS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified supplier and manufacturer of rugged computers and displays. For more information,, email: or contact: 1-888-485-6688.