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FEDEGARI AUTOCLAVI

FEDEGARI AUTOCLAVI

VxWorks Helps Fedegari Guarantee Performance

Real-time control system helps keep drugs and medical devices sterile

Full Success Story

“We quickly found that Wind River was more than just an RTOS provider. They helped us find new solutions daily, and they’ve provided outstanding ongoing technical support”

—Massimo Ghelfi, Automation Manager, Fedegari Autoclavi

THE OBJECTIVE

Fedegari is a leading vendor of medical sterilizing equipment, providing reliable and cost-effective solutions for pharmaceutical and medical devices required to comply with stringent international standards. Its goal was to develop a robust and versatile real-time process controller that could operate on commercial off-the-shelf hardware, for lower cost and greater flexibility with no compromise of performance.

HOW WIND RIVER HELPED

VxWorks®, the industry-leading real-time operating system from Wind River®, provides the stable architecture that underlies reliable real-time monitoring and adjustment of temperature, humidity, pressure, and airflow to ensure consistent performance. Fedegari drew on Wind River expertise in industrial device software platforms to create a reliable and easily upgradable control system for its drug and medical device sterilizers.

THE RESULTS

Because the control software runs on a standard platform, Fedegari has the flexibility to create new control and communications modules to meet the needs of particular customers. This same architecture makes it possible to update sterilizer performance via software, prolonging the useful life of expensive sterilizing machines.