Peristaltic Pumps Cloud Enabled Pumps
Cole-Parmer’s industry exclusive technology, Masterflex Live Cloud-enabled pumps, brings the Internet of Things (IoT) to pump applications, providing pump operators with the ability to remotely control and monitor pumps via the internet — without the need to be onsite. This feature has now been enhanced with 21 CFR Part 11 and EU Annex 11 compliance, so that robust security, data control, and electronic records are possible with low-cost subscription.
Masterflex Live is a secure, cloud-based platform for controlling and monitoring select Masterflex L/S and I/P peristaltic pumps via a PC, tablet or smartphone (iOS and Android), states the firm. Pump operators can monitor and adjust critical processes running 24/7 from anywhere with a data connection. According to the company, this new smart technology, a first-of-its-kind for peristaltic pumps, provides real-time control of all pump parameters, including speed, flow rate, dispense volume, and more. Push notifications provide alerts for operating conditions and error messages.
‘Hands-free’ operation allows control of pumps which are operating inside cleanrooms, glove boxes, isolation chambers, or hard to reach locations, adds the firm. Set-up and activation of the pump to access the features takes only a few minutes with two easy steps: register a new account, then enter the pump’s information.
By subscribing to gain access to EU Annex 11, users will have the ability to robustly manage data, maintain digital records and control access to data. Furthermore, they will have the added benefit of a programming function, and the ability to save and recall protocols prior to cascading operational parameters to all pumps via synchronisation. Data history – the core of EU Annex 11 compliancy – ensures that users can recall data at any time, and view any individual changes made to any device – providing pump operators with an auditable trail of events, mentions the company.
These pumps are ideal for process and research facilities, water and wastewater treatment (municipal) plants, industrial plants, food and beverage, chemical and mining, and electrical. It also proves beneficial for anyone who wants to adopt the latest technology and tools to enable them to have flexibility, enhanced accuracy and maximised efficiency, concludes the firm.