Beamex calibration hardware and software forms the core of a fully digital, paperless calibration ecosystem in Rathdrum, Ireland, where Zoetis manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) for its world-leading range of companion animal and livestock products. The onsite Maintenance team taking care of instrument calibration rely on Beamex solutions to manage and execute hundreds of calibrations a week.
I have been using Beamex solutions as a technician for over 15 years and there is simply no comparison. Everything is so easy to set up and use, which makes our job far easier and less stressful!Paul O’Sullivan, Engineering Planner at Zoetis Rathdrum
Beamex is our one-stop-shop for all our calibration requirements. Their solutions enable massive time savings for us and reduce the pressure on our technicians by making their job easier and more efficient.Paul O’Sullivan, Engineering Planner at Zoetis Rathdrum
The need for automation
As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis develops
and manufactures vaccines, medicines, diagnostics and other
technologies for companion animals and livestock. In 2017 the
company’s Global Manufacturing and Supply division acquired
the Rathdrum site, situated in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Before adopting Beamex solutions, the maintenance technicians at Rathdrum were saddled with a time-consuming, potentially error prone paper-based calibration process where they were transcribing information from notebooks and manually calculating errors to check tolerances.
Making everyday life easier
Today the maintenance team uses the new, state-of-the art Beamex MC6 and MC6-Ex advanced field calibrators and the CMX calibration management software.
For the team of technicians at Zoetis, the Beamex solution streamlined the entire calibration process. Instruments can be checked out from the CMX software directly onto the Beamex MC6 calibrator via USB, which provides all the information required to perform a calibration. Once the calibration is complete the results are digitally documented on the MC6, errors calculated automatically and the results uploaded to the CMX database from the MC6.
Read the full Zoetis customer case story
Summary & Results
Beamex and the Rathdrum engineering team have built a strong relationship over many years of working together.
“Beamex is our one-stop-shop for all our calibration requirements,” Paul O’Sullivan, Engineering Planner at
Zoetis Rathdrum, sums up. “Their solutions enable massive time savings for us and reduce the pressure on our technicians by making their job easier and more efficient. And if there’s ever a problem or a question, the Beamex team is always at the end of the phone with technical support or advice. It’s a win-win for everyone concerned!”