The Batch Management server hosts a process model, material details, and recipe information. It coordinates concurrent batch execution across networked equipment and facilitates operator interaction.
It manages batch execution either by connecting directly to a control system or via System Platform integration.
Multiple servers can share a single batch history database. InBatch facilitates the deployment of solution architectures to meet the needs of critical batch applications and high availability.
Batch Management offers a unique process capability model, which goes beyond ISA-88 by including connections to the equipment model and managing transfer phases.
This eases process modelling and enhances batch management capabilities.
It enables the batch engine to manage flexible product paths, allowing simultaneous multi-product and multi-stream batch execution on shared equipment while documenting all material flows with detailed material traceability records.
Control system neutral
Our control system neutral batch management software offers connectivity for real-time communication to any control system or plant floor device through our device integration servers. It will, however, deliver maximum potential and extensibility when used with System Platform.
The batch management software provides object templates for units, connections, segments, and phases.
There is also a model import utility that automatically builds and synchronises the InBatch process model with the System Platform plant model, making batch execution information directly available to Historian, MES, Workflow Management, and other applications.
Comprehensive capabilities facilitate the design and implementation of Batch Management systems, applications and solutions that comply with regulations such as FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Eudralex Vol.4 Annex 11.
Enforcing batch sequencing and “done-by” and “check-by” security adds an electronic signature in the batch record.
Built-in security and material management capabilities (including material consumption, movements, and inventory levels) contribute to a detailed Electronic Batch Record (EBR) that complies with regulatory requirements of computer systems used in manufacturing.