New Tool: ProSource
Checkout our packaging and processing solutions finder, ProSource.

Uhlmann Packaging Systems Joins Open-SCS Group

Leader in Blister Packaging and Bottling Machinery Becomes Member of Organization Working Toward Standardized Serialization Communication

This content was written and submitted by the supplier. It has only been modified to comply with this publication’s space and style.

Uhlmann Packaging Systems, a worldwide leader in pharmaceutical packaging, has become a member of the OPEN-SCS Working Group. More than 20 suppliers and pharmaceutical manufacturers are currently represented in the international working group, which is developing a communication standard for various serialization and aggregation applications together with the OPC Foundation.

OPEN-SCS stands for Open Serialization Communication Standard. The members are working together on specifications governing uniform interfaces to facilitate simpler data exchange between the various operation levels, e.g. between Level 2 (components) and Level 3 (line control), or between Level 3 and Level 4 (site management).

According to Kathrin Günther, Team Leader Sales Support Software & Automation at Uhlmann: “Every provider has used its own communication standard up to now. Pharmaceutical manufacturers frequently cooperate with different service providers at different levels. As a result, the interfaces always have to be adapted individually. Standardized interfaces will make life substantially easier for our customers. We want to make our contribution here.”

Furthermore, Uhlmann has a strong interest in keeping up to date at all times and shaping the future standard. “Participation in the working group not only keeps us on the ball, but also allows us to help set the pace in the future,” continued Ms. Günther.

The OPEN-SCS Working Group was initiated in 2014 by the OPC Foundation, a union of over 450 companies, which defines common standards for industrial automation. In addition to Uhlmann, the OPEN-SCS Working Group includes reputable pharmaceutical companies and systems suppliers such as Abbott, Pfizer, Roche and Teva.

Test Your Supply Chain Smarts
Take Healthcare Packaging's supply chain quiz to prove your knowledge!
Read More
Test Your Supply Chain Smarts
How to Honor a Leader
Induction into the Packaging & Processing Hall of Fame is the highest honor in our industry. Submit your leader to be considered for the Class of 2024 now through June 10th. New members will be inducted at PACK EXPO International in Chicago.
Read More
How to Honor a Leader