Johnson & Johnson - Vistakon

A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., Vistakon produces disposable contact lenses in the United States and internationally. Reliable building system performance is critical at the company’s manufacturing and research and development complex in Jacksonville.

Johnson & Johnson - Vistakon


The production of contact lenses is subject to strict regulation. In addition, the production environment must be rigorously maintained and monitored for quality control. Vistakon’s objective is to achieve these goals with highly efficient and reliable building systems controls.


Facility Automation Solutions has provided Vistakon with a variety of systems and support, including:

  • Control and monitoring of HVAC and central plant systems including special fume hood control and monitoring
  • Large-scale metering of specialty gases and pilot line controls for repeatability
  • Staff technicians on-site for research and development facility operational and service needs
  • Validation and verification functions of the system used for this highly regulated industry
Johnson & Johnson - Vistakon

In addition, we have provided centralized communication to 100-plus Phoenix fume hoods, York chillers and the facility’s integral CCTV DVR system. All networked devices were tested and approved for the Johnson & Johnson worldwide network, and the systems were integrated using an Andover software package approved for FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulation compliance. We also provided user-dedicated color touch-screens for scientists and lab technicians.


Vistakon’s integrated systems control and monitoring network has enabled the company to maintain a consistent manufacturing environment and meet stringent regulatory standards.

Project Details

Equipment Installed — More than 250 DDC Controllers for HVAC control and monitoring of manufacturing processes

Network — Johnson & Johnson Ethernet LAN

Applications Provided

  • Integration to Phoenix fume hoods
  • Energy usage tracking
  • CFR-compliant software
  • FDA-validated system
  • Andover Continuum