Valves & Fluid Control: Drifting Toward Simplicity, Flexibility
By Paul Thomas, Senior Editor
AS PHARMA and biopharma ride the preventive and predictive maintenance wave, understanding and controlling specific pieces of equipment becomes critical. “The industry continues to expand its requirements for valve control, diagnostics and automation, says Rick Zinkowski, BioPharm Segment Manager for Bürkert Fluid Control Systems. “Be it de-centralized or centralized automation, clients are looking for cost effective multi-component solutions.”
Bürkert and other process valve and instrument manufacturers are taking into account the impact of trends such as single-use applications and modulebased system solutions, he says. It’s all about flexibility, modularity, and multiple solutions, he says. “It’s not just a single component any longer.” Bürkert, for instance, is combining process valves with pneumatics, sensing devices and controllers to provide both centralized and decentralized solutions.