AUTOMATION OF THE FLOW OF MATERIALS IN A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

Client

Company in the pharmaceutical industry

Task

Automatic movement of materials within the plant

Description

During the production process for pharmaceutical products the movement of different materials – such as raw materials, auxiliary production materials and the finished product – is necessary. The client required a solution that enables the execution of all of these necessary movements automatically.

ASTI Solution
In this pharmaceutical product manufacturing plant, a system of automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) was installed. This system is responsible for supplying raw materials to the production line, as well as auxiliary materials, in different areas of the plant. Likewise, it moves waste to the area set aside for its disposal. This system of AGVs communicates with different elements installed at the plant, with an automatic warehouse where the different raw materials are stored and with the different production lines, informing the host of the materials that will be needed to continue the task. The hot battery recharging system makes the most of downtimes to recharge batteries, guaranteeing continuous functioning.