The deployed solution, with 3 Centris APCs, allows configuration and modification of equipment to be monitored and controlled via PcVue screens. Each application allows the supervision and control of several equipment and bioreactors in different premises. The communication between the control system and the equipment is of the Profibus DP type while the communication with the Infors HT bioreactors is of the OPC XML type.
The genus Centris contains circa 250 species of large apid bees occurring in the Neotropical and Nearctic regions, from Kansas to Argentina. Most females of these bees possess adaptations for carrying floral oils rather than (or in addition to) pollen or nectar. They visit mainly plants of the family Malpighiaceae to collect oil, but also Plantaginaceae, Calceolariaceae, Krameriaceae and others. Recent studies have shown they are sister to the corbiculate bees, the most well-known and economically important group of bees