Belden solution for largest pharmaceutical plant in Saudi Arabia delivers reliability, as well as fast and trouble-free deployment

Complete, plantwide industrial LAN deployment for Manufacturing Execution System (MES) makes Saudi Pharmaceutical Company ready for Industry 4.0

Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries & Medical Appliances Corporation (SPIMACO) develops and manufactures pharmaceutical products and medical appliances. SPIMACO management decided to integrate all of the plant’s medicine manufacturing machines into a single network, with centralized Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). The new network solution needed to be resilient and fully scalable in all the directions. Moreover, it needed to incorporate all the latest security features and functions in view of future developments in line with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Leading parameters of the Integration project were:

  • Approximately 500 nodes needed to be integrated
  • Network had to be deployed only in non-hygiene zones to comply with strict regulatory requirements
  • Access for cabling was restricted and some cabling had to be stretched to reach specific machines
  • All the machines have similar IP addresses