The Pharmaceutical Industry has a uniquely challenging environment that requires strict process and environment controls. A facility that is too hot or cold, humid or dry could lead to a reduction in product quality, production delays, or worse, a loss of product. Therefore, a reliable environmental control and monitoring system is a vital part of any pharmaceutical facility.

Proper environmental control doesn't have to cost extra. A well-designed system can actually lead to savings in both energy and maintenance expenses. A good control system will ensure environmental equipment is functioning properly and if there are problems, alerts and alarms will be sent out before issues become costly mistakes.

Raw materials, samples, experiments, and product storage is a big part of the pharmaceutical industry as well. Making sure these things are kept at a precise and consistent temperature is critical. Equipment failure that goes undetected could mean a yearlong experiment is rendered useless. Vortechs has developed a system for monitoring refrigerators, freezers, incubators, warmers, and cryogenic boxes that is versatile, reliable, and cost effective. One monitoring box can be used for several different functions and can be changed whenever needed. The software is also flexible so that the facility staff can set temperature limits, delays, alarm messages and more, whenever needed. Alert and alarm destinations can be changed based on who is using the equipment as well.


Vortechs Automation is well suited to developing a SCADA system or other monitoring services for your pharmaceutical facility. We have many years of experience installing and maintaining such systems involving:

  • Biosafety Labs - Level 1, 2, 3
  • Class ISO 2, 3, 4, 5 Clean Rooms
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Validation
  • Historical Data Logging and Reporting
  • Manufacturing
  • Cryogenic Storage
  • RO and WFI Systems
  • CIP Systems and Skids
  • HMI Systems

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Lab Pressure Control

Temperature Monitoring

Process Controls