zenon MSI Interface integrates easily with Werum PAS|X

Pharmaceutical companies are pushed to make production lines increasingly efficient and flexible. To meet these requirements, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and an Industrial Control Software are needed, not only in terms of functionality but also in terms of usability. Bridging the gap between your MES and your Industrial Control Software is no easy task, especially when it comes to project validation.

The challenges and limits of the classical approach

In today's approach, MES is used to exchange messages with one atomic message including all parameters such as Batch ID, Product Name and Recipe Name, while most ICS software uses real-time values (TAGS). This means the conversion between the two is not easy and can create limitations with your data integrity. Operations need a streamlined MES integration with their Industrial Control Software to ensure flexibility.

The right Industrial Control Software will help your plant with everyday challenges.

Today, WERUM PAS|X is the leading Pharmaceutical & Biotech MES used to implement Electronic Batch Record (EBR). To communicate with shop floor equipment, PAS|X offers the MSI adapter. The adapter is designed as a message-based solution and builds on the industry-standard communication technology OPC-UA and REST-based web services. PAS|X sends batch parameters in messages to the Industrial Control Systems and receives values or GMP exceptions.


zenon software platform is the only Industrial Control System to help bridge the gap with Werum PAS|X by offering an integrated configurable MSI connector to connect machines and manufacturing lines with ease.

Does Werum PAS|X integrate with zenon?

zenon's MSI interface allows you to receive and send batch information from/to PAS|X directly to your equipment as well as sending GMP alarm data to PAS|X. The zenon Werum PAS|X integration will allow you to reduce errors, improve batch release time and reduce downtime between batches. Seamlessly connect new and existing machinery for a completely connected system.

zenon 10 include new and innovative functions, ensuring an unsurpassed level of usability supporting the following MSI messages:

Order Parameter Message:

  • Used by PAS|X to send parameters to zenon, or by zenon to send back counters and values. (e.g., Start Batch, In-Process Controls, End of Batch).

Exception Message:

  • Triggered by zenon when a GMP relevant deviation occurred during batch execution. (e.g., when Sterilization Temperature Low Limit Alarm is activated).

Order Status Message:

  • Triggered by zenon to inform PAS|X about current equipment status or operation in progress. (e.g., “Recipes download to PLC in progress …”).

Order Abort Message:

  • Triggered by zenon to inform PAS|X to indicate that the order or recipe on the equipment has been aborted.

With the push for productivity and flexibility in pharmaceutical production lines, the Werum PAS|X zenon integration provides the functionality your operation needs.

zenon MES integration for Life Science Industry

Whether you use a biotech MES or a pharmaceutical MES, zenon offers a solution for complete connectivity and project validation. zenon by COPA-DATA is a powerful modular platform that delivers benefits for efficiency, costs, data management, and features data integrity tools such as Line Execution System (LES), ISA 88 Modular Process Automation, Continuous Manufacturing and much more.


Here at COPA-DATA, we are continuously enhancing our Industrial Control Software to meet the industry's evolving needs. We utilize all the necessary logic and algorithms to keep your business moving. Reach out to us today to learn more about zenon and what it can do for your organization.

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