The PELS session was hosted by systems integrator Moriah Engineering Solutions and PMMI supplier members Schneider Electric and ELAU, Schneider's packaging automation specialists, and GE Industrial Systems . The machinery suppliers described a Packaging End-of-Line Solution (PELS) that manages the risk while integrating and supporting third-party machinery.
Engineering managers from Baxter, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, IPR Pharmaceutical, Merck, Pfizer, and Procter & Gamble participated.
The PELS alliance builds on ELAU's PacDrive automation system as a common control platform providing a highly integrated engineering suite with which to integrate cartoners, case packers, wrappers, palletizers, and ancillary equipment such as labelers, vision, and printing systems. Validation and change management tools round out the pharmaceutical-specific control strategy.
Next year's Interphex Puerto Rico show is planned for Feb. 14-15, also at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.