Fisher BioServices deploys General Electric Wireless Mesh

Fisher BioServices used monitoring systems with General Electric Wireless Mesh to meet stringent U.S. FDA (Food & Drug Administration) regulations. Within a GMP (good manufacturing practice) regulated environment, environmental conditions must be monitored and recorded and data made available for FDA inspection. Traditionally this was a manual process with hundreds of chart recorders and paper records. Here's how it works with wireless....

08/01/2008


Fisher BioServices used monitoring systems with General Electric Wireless Mesh to meet stringent U.S. FDA (Food & Drug Administration) regulations. Within a GMP (good manufacturing practice) regulated environment, it is a requirement that the environmental conditions are monitored, recorded and data be made available for FDA inspection.

Fisher BioServices uses the General Electric RF Mesh based Kaye Labwatch system.

Fisher BioServices connects its processes with the General Electric RF Mesh based Kaye Labwatch system.

Traditionally this was a very manual process with hundreds of chart recorders and paper records. Personnel often had to go around the facility to maintain the chart recorders and manually change the paper weekly. Alarming was problematic. Later, hardwired systems provided some relief from the labor to manage the paper system, and provided centralized alarming capability, but still forced a rigid non-configurable wiring layout on the facility manager.
Fisher BioServices provides customized, turn-key solutions for specimen kit assembly and collection, lab processing and repository services for pharmaceutical, biotech, academic, government, and other life sciences applications. The company sought to provide secure and regulatory complaint facilities to meet stringent industry needs. It adopted General Electric RF Mesh based Kaye Labwatch system as the global monitoring and alarming system standard for Fisher BioServices.
Adoption and use of radio frequency (RF) mesh wireless technology, provided by Dust Networks , has proved to be easier to install and maintain than prior systems. Future expansion and scalability of the whole monitoring solution makes the wireless system cost effective with a return on investment of significantly less than one year.
Flexibility is the key to running a successful repository business; wired systems wouldn’t have allowed moving freezers, refrigerators and cryogenic storage units within a facility to meet the needs of business loads and individual customer requirements. Kaye products are among those offered by GE Sensing .
Learn more on mesh via the Dust Networks provides the radios .

– Edited by Mark T. Hoske , editor in chief
Control Engineering System Integration eNewsletter
Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free .





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
Detecting security breaches: Forensic invenstigations depend on knowing your networks inside and out; Wireless workers; Opening robotic control; Product exclusive: Robust encoders
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.