Emerson Process Management announced an integrated asset management and calibration solution that combines its AMS Suite predictive maintenance software application with Beamex CMX Calibration software. The integration with Beamex further enhances the calibration functionality already available with AMS Suite, providing an enhanced calibration solution that will help users transform their calibration practices to be more accurate and efficient.
This solution broadens the scope of assets that can be calibrated and includes customizable calibration reports to improve analysis and documentation of asset status, and enable manufacturers to comply with industry regulations such as ISO 9001:2000, 21 CFR Part 11, and IEC 61511. Utilizing the AMS Suite Calibration Connector, AMS Device Manager populates the CMX Calibration Software with intelligent device data. Users are able to leverage diagnostic information from these assets on overall health, including if calibrations may need to be performed. Upon completion of calibrations, CMX will provide pass/fail information to AMS Device Manager to update the device history.
One early adopter, Don Brady of GlaxoSmithKline in Cork, Ireland states, "We’ve eliminated 21,000 sheets of paper per year and we streamlined our end-to-end workflow, which reduced our calibration time by about 15 minutes per calibration. We’ve also eliminated calculation errors and rework because pass/fail calculations are performed in real-time out in the plant." Brady also mentions the plant reduced scheduled calibrations by 8% as part of the data migration from their legacy system.
"Our users need to focus their resources so they are making the best decisions possible about their critical automation assets with no wasted effort," said Ron Martin, vice president/general manager of Emerson’s Asset Optimization and Lifecycle Care. "As more and more industries require some form of regulatory compliance around calibration, this integration enables our users to optimize their calibration practices without introducing risk. The partnership between Emerson and Beamex pairs two leaders in calibration to deliver a more robust calibration solution to the market."