Equipment Libraries and Open Architecture Solutions for OEMs
Life Science Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have historically faced difficulties in selecting automation and control platforms, managing high application development costs, and coping with prolonged time-to-market. These challenges have been exacerbated by supply chain disruptions and extended hardware lead times. Skellig is poised to help OEMs surmount these obstacles by offering pre-developed equipment libraries and open architecture solutions.
Skellig Equipment Libraries
We have created an extensive equipment library containing pre-developed control, batch, and graphics code for the Emerson DeltaV platform. These equipment components adhere to ISA-88 batch compliance, are thoroughly tested, and come with complete documentation. They can be utilized as-is or tailored to specific equipment and end-user needs. Our library components include Single Use Mixers, Bioreactors, and Temperature Control Units. Skellig projects that have adopted this equipment library have experienced substantial time and cost-saving advantages.
Additionally, we have developed an Industry 4.0-based open architecture suitable for OEM applications. This solution utilizes Opto22 edge programmable industrial controllers and the CODESYS IEC 61131-3 programming tool for industrial automation and control. Opto22 devices, manufactured in the USA, typically have shorter lead times and employ a distributed architecture model founded on open automation and IT standards such as OPC UA and MQTT. Our CODESYS automation applications, which run on Opto22 devices, leverage the features of the CODESYS Development System V3 environment, including object-oriented programming, built-in library functions, and configuration wizards.