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Automation Architecture

We can help you design the optimal system for your operation, whether your upgrading a current automation system, migrating to a new platform, or starting from scratch.

Our team of engineering experts can help to automate your process, whether you need to upgrade existing systems and infrastructure, or implement an entirely new automation solution. We will work closely with you to understand your process requirements and challenges, evaluate your entire operation and determine how to best leverage your existing infrastructure.  You can count on AES to offer a solution that meets your needs today and in the future.


Supporting today’s leading platforms and legacy systems

Our team of knowledgeable engineers has broad hands-on experience with all of today’s leading automation platforms, including Emerson DeltaV™, Rockwell Automation, Siemens Process Automation, Wonderware, OSIsoft, and GE Automation. If your process is running on a legacy platform, including Foxboro or Honeywell, we can also support these systems.


Flexible solutions, customized to meet YOUR specific requirements 

Working with AES means that you have a wide range of options for your automation solution. Many facilities have a mix of old and new equipment, often running independently on custom software. We have the capabilities to seamlessly integrate and automate existing equipment and hardware from different manufacturers on virtually any platform. Our open system approach also means that customization of your automation platform is open source, giving you the freedom to update your system as requirements change.

When it comes to automation systems, AES will design the best automation architecture for your particular requirements, help you implement and provide continued support for as long as you need it. 

Specific automation architecture services include:

  • Automation architecture design
  • Project management
  • System development
  • System implementation
  • Validation
  • Maintenance support, including on-site staff augmentation

System benefits

The system creates the ideal environment for a wide range of cell lines and organisms and supports high cell density processes. Typical applications include bacterial and mammalian product cell line systems. Bioreactors, available in sizes from 2L to XXL, can be used as a platform for solera, seed train, perfusion or N stage batch and fed-batch operations. bioreactor system

Space-saving design that’s easy to use

The system’s streamlined externally housed quad-pump saves you valuable work space whether in the lab or a commercial environment. And when part of an automated process, the industrial control layer enables remote process monitoring and control wherever network access is available. The control system’s intuitive user interface makes it easy for you to monitor and adjust all processes running on the AES Bioreactor Cell Culture System.

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YOU keep control

The control layer creates a modular system that easily integrates with an existing distributed control system (DCS) or as the start of a new site DCS. All online adjustments, historization and system information is presented remotely through your networked computer or local HMI. Control hardware and software are 21 CFR Part 11, GMP/GLP and ISA-88 compliant to satisfy regulatory requirements. Additionally, all control software code is transparent and open source, giving you the freedom to make modifications as needed. will also provide continued support, as needed, ervice

Technical Specifications

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Total volume 2100 mL
Working volume 1800 mL
Internal diameter (glass reactor) 105 mm
Overall height (glass reactor) 246 mm


DCS Emerson DeltaV, DeltaV Discovery, PK Controller or Rockwell PlantPAX
Hardware protocol Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, Profibus (others available upon request)
Interface Windows®-based PC or HMI
Software standard ISA-88.1


Process Instrumentation

Heat control Single-sided, heating blanket
pH control Mettler Toledo
DO control Polarographic or Optical Mettler Toledo
Pump control 3x integrated pumps for additions and harvest, Master Flex
Gas control 3x MFCs
Temperature probe PT100 RTD
Heat source Relay controlled heating jacket
O2 Brooks 2000 sccm
Mixed Air Brooks 2000 sccm
CO2 Brooks 2000 sccm
N2 Brooks 2000 sccm *additional cost applies
Agitation Direct Drive, 10-800 RPM

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Talk to an AES engineering expert to discuss your automation architecture requirements