Malvern Panalytical Link II has been named by Processing magazine as one of its Breakthrough Products of the Year for 2010. This powerful OPC-standardized software package from Malvern Panalytical provides a universal interface for system integrators, simplifying the integration of analytical devices with expert control systems in manufacturing processes.
The OPC is a universally recognised body that promotes open connectivity via open standards. Malvern Panalytical is a founder members of the OPC working group set up in 2008 to develop a common method for data exchange and an analyzer model for process and laboratory systems, and Malvern Panalytical Link II uses the latest OPC protocol.
Rob Norris who leads Malvern Panalytical's process business confirmed that there has been widespread enthusiasm to the concept offered by Malvern Panalytical Link II software since its launch in March 2010. "Essentially Malvern Panalytical Link II transforms analyzer integration for automated control from being a costly, bespoke task for each individual plant to becoming a more rapid, routine and cost-effective procedure," he said. "Our customers like the fact that it provides a single interface for remote control and reporting, and it allows multiple and unlimited configuration of automated devices and analyzers. This includes Malvern Panalytical's range of particle characterization systems. Of great importance for many of our users is that Malvern Panalytical Link II complies fully with pharmaceutical industry requirements."
The use of in- and on-line analyzers is increasingly widespread but they only fulfil their ultimate potential when used for automated control. Malvern Panalytical Link II enables the development of control architectures that can acquire and use data, from Malvern Panalytical systems and a from diverse array of different analyzers. This eliminates the need for multiple dedicated solutions. With a simple drag and drop tool that allows the sequencing of many standard operating procedures, Malvern Panalytical Link II can be used to create limitless process scenarios with fully customized presentation of data and live displays.