Success Story Bayer F3 Project
Within the scope of this project, a consortium of 25 partners has been working on the development of standardized and modularized production systems for the chemical industry. The EU subsidizes the project with 18 million Euros.
The partners of the consortium, include not only industrial enterprises such as Bayer, BASF and Evonik, but also scientific research institutes such as the Technical University of Dortmund and the RWTH Aachen University.
The goal of the project is to develop faster, more flexible and more efficient production methods for chemical and pharmaceutical products. It was necessary to combine the benefits of flexible yet inefficient batch production with the cost advantages of continuous production. This is achieved by small to mid-sized production systems in standardized container construction. The companies involved develop highly modular “plug and produce”-capable systems in easily transportable containers.
In close cooperation with Bayer Technology Services, Bürkert developed a comprehensive concept for the automation of processes with valve islands and remote I/O systems. Special ATEX control cabinets were designed for the different container modules.