2016 - Users Conference - San Francisco - Life Sciences, Food and Beverage, Specialty Chemicals
Migrating a Pharmaceutical Facility to Event Frames
A member of the Roche Group, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. Genentech was initially hesitant to embrace Event Frames as a new batch technology until they assessed the cost, value, and functionality. Core users at Genentech previously spent countless hours parsing through reports to compile required compliance data, and the team developed a plan to deploy the new technology with minimal impact to system uptime, user procedures, or project budget. The PI System was updated to include the PI Server 2015 and PI Asset Framework, and the team has configured key performance indicators (KPIs) using Event Frames and reduced analysis time by 35%.
Pharmaceuticals Food & Life Science
Myles Sumlin is a Senior Automation Engineer with Genentech at the Oceanside, CA facility. He has worked in the Automation Department for over 10 years and currently serves in the Automation Systems Group responsible for managing all automation systems (the PI System, DeltaV Control System, the Manufacturing Execution System, etc). He also serves as a lead on the Roche Global Data Historian team. He has spent many years designing new ways to utilize the PI System and is always looking to leverage the PI System to enhance process monitoring and data analysis.
Control Systems Integration
Lewis Cain is the Managing Director at Control Systems Integration (CSI) based in Phoenix, AZ, and also serves as the Senior Project Manager for the PI Division at CSI. Lewis has 35 years of experience in the automation controls industry with a primary focus on PI System implementation within the mining, bio-pharma and power generation markets. Having developed numerous custom applications to interact with the PI System, he likes to use the power of the PI System to enhance his client’s data capabilities (beyond simple visuals and reports) and to provide troubleshooting modules for maintenance personnel, KPIs, and OEE functionality.