Integrated Engineering for plant planning and construction

Integrated Engineering enables plant engineers and operators in the pharma industry to reduce the time from development to manufacturing to patient significantly

Acceleration from development to manufacturing to patient

Global competition, shorter innovation cycles, increasingly stringent legal regulations for drug safety and environment protection, as well as a rising demand for individualized products pose enormous challenges for plant engineers and operators in the pharmaceutical industry throughout the entire plant lifecycle. Ramping up production in the quantities needed and accelerating clinical trials in the timeframes required to combat new diseases is one of the biggest challenges for pharmaceutical companies. Integrated Engineering is a major building block that helps you accelerate your manufacturing capabilities.

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From engineering to operation

Integrated Engineering along the process life cycle

From process design to integrated automation and plant operations: there are numerous phases and tasks along a pharmaceutical plant’s lifecycle. Every task presents specific challenges for engineers and operators. Integrated Engineering offers the right fix for every challenge.

Speeding up the engineering from concept to design

Integrated engineering by COMOS is used to design process engineering (FEED, PFD, P&ID) and ensures an efficient Asset Lifecycle Management. The platform serves for the electrical engineering of plants all the way to complete automation: it covers electrical, measurement, control, and regulation (EMSR) processes. Interfaces to SIMATIC PCS 7, SIMATIC PCS neo and SIMIT make it possible to generate functional plans, sequences, and simulation charts based on common standards.

Facilitating modular plant design

Modular plant design increases flexibility and speed to quickly adapt to new requirements. For example, machine and plant manufacturer GEA is using Siemens technology and the module type package (MTP) industry standard to build specific modules for the pharmaceutical industry that can be easily integrated into existing plants.


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COMOS enables the integrated engineering and process design for plant projects

Plant and process


Maximum transparency, consistency, and currency of data along the entire life cycle

The integrated engineering by COMOS is used to design process engineering (FEED, RFD and P&ID) and ensures an efficient asset life cycle management. One of the most important tasks of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase is an initial cost calculation and a clear representation of processes. COMOS FEED provides the basis for the initial rough calculations. Processes can be displayed transparently in block diagrams. Entire process sequences, flow directions and the relationship between the different processes can easily be represented in these diagrams.


Data and document management

The COMOS DDMS data and document management system is designed for regulated industries and has proven itself in the pharmaceutical environment as its supreme discipline. The focus is on the intelligent handling of plant-related technical documents and belonging data in a user-friendly environment.


Asset Integrity Management

The integrated COMOS software solution and the COMOS MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) module provide a single system where management, planning, and organization of operation and maintenance, including plant documentation, are performed. This solution also permits the simple management of error messages in plants. Using the digital assistant implemented in COMOS, maintenance orders can be efficiently processed. Linking to the Asset Information Management System enables data and documents to be read and edited on site. Even redlining can be performed directly in the field. Several people can enter and edit data simultaneously.

Module Type Package (MTP) allows to adapt plants fast and efficiently

Adapt your plant fast and efficiently

Modular Type Package

From modular engineering to modular automation and services

Adapt your plant fast and efficiently to new processes and demands thanks to modular production based on NAMUR NE 148. With the Module Type Package (MTP) industry standard, you’re able to react quickly and easily to new production processes and fluctuations in demand. Modular production becomes possible thanks to pre-tested, automated and executable modules for fast modular plant expansion and plug-and-produce.

The SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS neo process control systems offer you the optimal, integrated, and reliable solution to master all challenges

Successful plant operation

Process Control Systems

Process control with the experience of tomorrow

Process control technology is the central element of the Digital Enterprise and the basis for your end-to-end digitalization concept. Consistent digitalization begins with plant engineering, extends through simulation, commissioning, and automation, and continues all the way to efficient plant operation. The SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS neo process control systems offer you the optimal, integrated, and reliable solution you need to master the challenges of today and tomorrow.

SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator

Engineering effi­ciency out-of-the-box

SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator

From engineering to automation with no system breaks

SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator is a fully integrated solution for the planning and documentation of plant projects. Your benefit? Consistent engineering without system breaks between automation and system control.

The SIMIT simulation platform enables comprehensive tests of automation applications

Universal data flow

Simulation and digital twin

Creating a digital twin of the plant

Integrate Engineering by COMOS offers the possibilities for interfaces to process design tools and simulation software. With the universal integration of SIMIT, COMOS and SIMATIC PCS 7 we are implementing a universal flow of data over the entire life cycle of a plant from planning, (virtual) commissioning and operation all the way to modernization.


In this way you not only optimize your engineering workflows in the automation system, but you simultaneously form the basis for the actual digital twin of your plant. With the integration of SIMIT, COMOS and PCS7 the planning and operating worlds are optimally combined, and the plant is accompanied over its entire life cycle. The constant and consistent updating of data enables the use of a digital twin that is identical in every respect to the real plant.


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