This includes keeping check lists, maintenance books, plant plans and inventory lists, as well as taking various approaches to ensure the captive identification of every component.
GEMU has now developed a software package for you to easily do this via RFID technology
Thanks to serialization every valve and every relevant valve component, such as the body, actuator or diaphragm, can be clearly traced and read at any time using the RFID reader – the CONEXO pen. The CONEXO app, which can be installed on mobile devices, not only facilitates and improves the "installation qualifi cation" process, but also makes the maintenance process much more transparent and easier to document. The app actively guides the maintenance technician through the maintenance schedule and directly provides him with all the information assigned to the valve, such as test reports, testing documentation and maintenance histories. The CONEXO portal acts as a central element, helping to collect, manage and process data.
Digital identification and tamper-proof documentation RFID technology now provides completely new options for the digital and tamper-proof identification of plant components, as well as the ability to electronically store, protect and process the associated information. This involves the relevant components being equipped with RFID chips. IT infrastructure comprising a mobile and stationary software solution is also required. Every relevant plant component (e.g. valves), and even individual parts of these components, can be clearly traced using serialization and can be identified at any time in the plant using an RFID reader.
Paperless maintenance and expanded service applications
The mobile software will not only simplify and improve the "Installation qualification" process; it will also make the maintenance process much more reliable and effectively documented in the future. The app actively guides the maintenance technician through the maintenance schedule, which can be individually structured and edited, and directly provides them with all the assigned information, such as instructions, test reports and testing documentation. This package is further supplemented by the maintenance log book and photo documentation options.
The interactive application below is easy to use using the left mouse button. All of the text boxes highlighted red are clickable. After clicking on the relevant valve, you can choose between the "RFID info" and "Servicing" menu items. The entire system, as well as the individual valves, can be rotated by holding down the mouse button. A zoom function is included in the "Information" area and can be activated by double-clicking on it.
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GEMÜ is one of the leading manufacturers of valves, measurement and control systems, and is the world market leader of valves for sterile applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. This position was achieved following GEMÜ's comprehensive investments in application-specific research and development, amounting to more than 5 per cent of the company's turnover.
The level of innovation is closely linked to location - Germany is regarded globally as a nation of engineers. GEMÜ is over halfway up the chart of the top 1,000 German global market leaders for 2011. The GEMÜ headquarters is in the region that is home to the highest density of global market leaders, the region of Heilbronn-Franken in Baden-Württemberg. GEMÜ's international success is based essentially on the enterprise and pioneering spirit of Fritz Müller, who developed the world's first plastic process valve in 1964. This directly controlled solenoid valve was the starting point for the foundation of GEMÜ that year.