Selecting a monitoring system for temperature, humidity and other parameters is no easy task. One of the most complicated decisions is selecting the connectivity that will allow the sensors to speak to a central processing unit. In this article we simplify the challenge by describing the most common methods of connecting sensors to a monitoring system. Then we list eight key considerations for selecting a wireless option that will work with your application.
Creating and maintaining upper and lower limits of temperature and relative humidity in the cleanroom is no small feat. Measurement devices play a small role in the overall picture, but problems with measurement devices can cause significant headaches for cleanroom operators. This paper discusses selection and use of appropriate humidity measurement equipment for cleanrooms and is relevant to anyone in the cleanroom community who has struggled with humidity issues.
HEIDENHAIN now offers absolute linear encoders for machine tools with axes up to 28 m (92 ft) in measuring length.
To ensure perfect, high-precision grinding of mineral lenses required by the semiconductor industry, Schüssler-Technik’s torque motors integrate HEIDENHAIN’s angle encoders.
With HEIDENHAIN’s rotary encoders with optimized scanning, electrical drives function reliably and provide dependable measurement data even in harsh conditions.
HEIDENHAIN’s encoders with EnDat digital interface and integral signal evaluation eliminate costs for additional calculations, reduce downtime and increase reliability.
Improving Portfolio Decision Making: Marrying PPM Best Practice Processes and Technology to Drive ROINovember 1, 2011 1:23 pm | by Tech Clarity
Learn how users leveraged Product Portfolio Management (PPM) technology and best practices to optimize their methodologies and realize benefits like: Improved time to marketHigher product development efficiencyBetter alignment of the product portfolio withcompany strategy Author Jim Brown of research firm Tech-Clarity reveals how PPM plus best practice processes are a great enabler of ROI for product development firms the world over.
International GMP guidelines set standards for independent systems for production, storage, and distribution of medicines. Government agencies are revising their GMPs to use common language and align with these international standards. The new GMP from China’s State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), effective March 1, 2011, is a recent example. This paper examines the importance of independent systems for monitoring and for control from a regulatory perspective, guides to managing risk to product quality and the consequences of noncompliance.
The new Airchip3000 technology from ROTRONIC reduces humidity and temperature calibration time and cost. Learn how ROTRONIC has eliminated one full step from the calibration process, thus eliminating the cost of the additional calibration cycle.
Using an electronic lab notebook (ELN) or planning to move to one? More laboratories and R&D-centric organizations are changing from paper-based to electronic workflows to remain competitive…and why not? From initial conceptualization through product development and production, ELNs and other lab informatics systems are efficient and effective for what they are designed to do.
HEIDENHAIN’s linear encoders eliminate machine tool position errors caused by thermal expansion of recirculating ball screws in linear feed axes.
Periodic mapping of conditions within environmental chambers (including refrigerators, freezers, stability chambers, and warehouses) is critical for compliance in FDA-regulated applications, where validation of conditions such as temperature, and sometimes humidity, is mandated. This application note recommends some options to help meet cGMP requirements for validation projects. These are broad guidelines only, and most recommendations are based upon using data loggers as the sensing device.
Southwest Florida International Airport realized dramatic savings by converting V-belt drives to synchronous belt drives. Download the case study.
Designing Drives for a Competitive Edge: How Field Retrofits Can Point the Way to Drive Designs That Better Satisfy CustomersSeptember 1, 2011 1:16 pm | by Gates Corporation
Field redesigns point the way to next-generation machines. This paper includes case studies showing how conversions from roller chain or gears to synchronous belt drives helped improve performance while saving maintenance and replacement costs.
This article features several excerpts from Form 483s involving environmental. Observations range from failure to properly validate containers to a lack of temperature records in an aseptic processing area. After the excerpts, we describe systems that can provide the necessary elements of compliance and outline 10 best practices for formulating an effective 483 response.