Industrial Automation

industrial automation servicesPACIV’s Industrial Automation Services are at the core of PACIV’s business. PACIV has been globally implementing new automation systems, upgrading old systems or making changes to existing systems for over 20 years now.  We specialize in the design, configuration, and successful implementation of industrial automation systems utilized on both batch and continuous process projects for the world’s leading Life Science companies.  We leverage your existing infrastructure to implement process automation solutions designed for your manufacturing and processing needs. We work with our customers to ensure that every automation project runs smoothly, remains on time and within budget.

PACIV’s cross-disciplined teams employ hundreds of knowledgeable automation engineers with the industry proven experience and agility to deliver world leading right-sized solutions within the various technology platforms used by our clients.  We work with our clients on all sizes of projects, from a single-loop controller to plant-wide automation systems.  At PACIV the differentiator is our unique combination of in-depth knowledge of Life-Sciences processes and technologies and the expertise within its three interdependent disciplines: automation, instrumentation, and regulatory compliance.

PACIV automation solutions allow our clients to achieve their operational strategic objectives while significantly reducing overall costs:

  • Increased production capability
  • Maximum return on assets
  • Manufacturing plant performance optimization
  • Operational excellence.
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Our approach covers the entire project lifecycle – from concept through handover to operations, always following cGMP principles and guidelines.  We deliver cost-efficient automation solutions following the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) through all its stages:

SDLC stages

Our Industrial Automation services cover:

  • Vendor independence – focused on delivering the best solution
  • Multi-platform capabilities with access to OEM’s through relationships
  • Evaluation, including the technical and business impact of control system choices
  • Site-wide Automation Strategy Consultancy
  • Automation Project Management
  • Control System Design and Implementation (Continuous and Batch (ISA S88.01)
  • Specifications: URS, FRS, DS, SDS, HDS
  • Engineering Drawings (P&ID’s, Conduit &Wiring, Point-to-Point, Loop Drawings)
  • Software development: PLC/DCS/HMI/PC/Custom
  • 21 CFR Part 11 applications
  • Loop tuning
  • Data Historian
  • Database programing and reporting
  • Alarm Management Implementation
  • Staging and simulation
  • Start-Up, Commissioning and Testing (SCR, Unit/Integration/System Level Testing, Hardware Commissioning)
  • On-site system support
  • Turnkey automation project services


The platforms and software we support include:

  • Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (AB SLC500, ControlLogix, MicroLogix, PLC5 (Rockwell Authorized System Integrator), Siemens, Omron
  • Distributed Control Systems (DCS) (Foxboro I/A and DeltaV)
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) (RSView/ RSLogix/RS Batch, iFIX/iHistorian/iBatch, Intouch WonderWare)
  • Batch Applications as per SP88 (RSBatch, iBatch, DeltaV)
  • Building Management Systems (BMS) (Rockwell, Honeywell, Johnson Controls (Metasys), Siemens (Apogee)
  • Data Historians (OSI PI, Crystal Reports, SQL, MS Access, Visual Basic)
  • Control Networks – FOUNDATION Fieldbus, DeviceNet)
  • Automation LAN, Networked PLC’s
  • Alarm Management System Configuration (TiPS)
  • Wireless Connections
  • Single Loop Controllers


The applications we have significant experience with include:

  • Biotech, API (Fermentation, Crystallization, Recovery systems, Waste systems, Autoclaves, Lyophilizers, HTST, Buffer Preparation, Process Tanks)
  • Pharmaceutical Process Dry Products (Fluid Bed Dryer, Granulators, Tablet Presses, Mills, Blenders, Capsule, Mixing Tanks, Coaters, Solution Preparation)
  • Bin Washers, Cleaning-In-Place (CIP)
  • Packaging Lines (Labels, Vision systems, Bar Code Readers, Wrapping)
  • Medical Devices
  • Utilities (PW and WFI water systems, CIP, Compressors, Steam, Chillers, Cooling Towers, Boilers, HVAC systems (Temperature, Humidity Pressure controls), Building Monitoring Systems (BMS), Environmental Monitoring)
  • Water and Waste Water (Process Water: De-Ionization, Reverse Osmosis, Charcoal Filter, UV Disinfection Waste Water: Aerators, pH Neutralizers, Groundwater Treatment and Monitoring, Treatment for Discharge to City Sewer)
  • Food and Beverage (Dairy, Baked Goods)
  • Energy (VFD’s, Pumps Sequence, Monitoring Energy Consumption)