Falkonry Clue enables IMA Life to accelerate its digital roadmap and maximise operational availability of its Aseptic Processing and Freeze Drying solutions
Left: Dr Nikunj Mehta, Founder and CEO of Falkonry; Right: Michele Arduini, Sales & Marketing Director and Managing Director for Freeze-Drying Solutions at IMA Life
IMA Life, a world leader in the field of aseptic processing and freeze drying solutions, has partnered with Falkonry, the innovation leader in Operational AI, to accelerate IMA digital innovation using Falkonry Clue and Falkonry Workbench. IMA Life is developing a real-time Predictive Maintenance and Data Analytic solution through this partnership to improve the uptime of a whole aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing line, particularly critical for freeze drying equipment and isolator technology solutions.
As part of IMA’s market commitment to optimise overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), IMA Life will employ Falkonry Clue in order to develop a real-time decision making system that maximises availability and reliability. Falkonry Clue is a plug-and-play Operational AI solution, designed to be used directly by operations teams, such as service managers, production engineers, equipment engineers or manufacturing engineers. Leveraging the know-how of IMA Life experts, the system will be able to intelligently detect, predict and alert the occurrence of adverse production events, with the target of OEE improvement (reducing planned and unplanned downtime) and the batch loss risk reduction. IMA Life and Falkonry have developed an innovative solution for the Freeze Drying equipment and are now working together to create a solution for the full line application, starting from isolator technology applications.
“We searched for an advanced and scalable solution to allow interactive and predictive analysis of many information in different equipment of aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing lines in order to improve customer reliability and efficiency through preventive, proactive and predictive maintenance services,” said Michele Arduini, Sales & Marketing Director and Managing Director for Freeze-Drying Solutions at IMA Life. “Falkonry’s operational AI not only aims to facilitate significant customer impact through better decision making but has also proven to be surprisingly easy to adopt, integrate, and use by our engineers and operations experts”.
“IMA Life has demonstrated how quickly it can deliver value to manufacturing organisations by applying Falkonry Clue and we believe they will play a leadership role in predictive operational excellence in pharmaceutical manufacturing,” said Dr Nikunj Mehta, Founder and CEO of Falkonry. “This further validates Falkonry’s ability to create short time to value and a unique competitive advantage for its partners and customers. We are excited to play a pivotal role in industrial transformation and are committed to bringing predictive operational excellence to global businesses at scale”.