Batch Management

Wonderware Batch Management software effectively manages flexible, multi-stream and multi-product batch operations found in the process industries, including life sciences, fine chemicals and food and beverage/CPG. Adhering to the ISA-88 standards for batch control, Batch Management provides guidance and oversight to both recipe management and batch execution. It automates batch processes to deliver consistent quality to recipe specifications and genealogy for a complete batch history.

Customers using Batch Management report higher asset utilization, increased operational efficiency, faster time to market for new products. Batch Management empowers process engineers to methodically and safely create and modify recipes, maintaining compliance with both internal and external regulatory or safety requirements.

What is it?

Batch Management is a control system independent batch management software that can be used for the most complex batching processes that require a high level of flexibility.

Equipped with easy-to-use recipe configuration tools, process engineers can quickly create or change recipe procedures and formulas without requiring any expertise in the underlying control systems.

Batch Management’s uniqueness is in its process capabilities model, going beyond ISA-88 to include transfer phases. This enables the batch engine to manage flexible product paths, allowing simultaneous multi-product and multi-stream batch execution on shared equipment.

Built-in security and material management capabilities including material consumption, movements and inventory levels contribute to a comprehensive Electronic Batch Record (EBR) and reduce the cost to comply with industry regulations.

Batch Management

Model

Equipped with easy to use recipe configuration tools, process engineers can quickly create or change recipe procedures and formulas without requiring any expertise in the underlying control system.

Integrate

Full connectivity to any control system or plant floor device, external database and other software systems allows you to coordinate the processing of batches, interface with operators and direct batch records to the historical batch database.

Report

Automatic capture of batch records and related reporting capabilities provide immediate access to accurate information from your batch processes and help to eliminate paper records and reduce batch release cycles.

Execute

Batch scheduling, sophisticated equipment arbitration and concurrent batch management capabilities maximize asset utilization and throughput in multi-product and multi-stream plant environments.

Simulate

Recipes can be simulated against a model of the process without writing a line of control code.

Comply

Comprehensive capabilities to facilitate the design and implementation of systems, applications and solutions that comply with regulations such as FDA CFR 21 Part 11 and cGMP Annex 11

Replicate

Streamline new product introductions through recipe and batch management standardization across multiple sites

Transfer

Manage multi-product and multi-stream batch execution on shared equipment

Batch Management

Advanced modeling, simulation, batch execution, integration features get you to a better batch.

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Powerful Clients

Batch Management software provides remote development and runtime client applications, as well as .NET and ActiveX Controls that can be easily integrated into Wonderware InTouch HMI process graphic displays. This provides operators an integrated user interface to the batch server. The remote desktop services edition for Batch Management clients is a cost-effective solution for applications that benefit from central administration and maintenance of multiple Batch Management clients.

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Server Versatility

The Batch Management Server hosts a process model, material and recipe information, coordinates concurrent batch execution across networked equipment and facilitates operator interaction. Batch Management manages batch execution either connecting directly to a control system or via Wonderware System Platform integration. Multiple Batch Management Servers can be configured to share a single batch history database. Batch Management facilitates the deployment of solution architectures to meet the needs of critical batch applications and high availability:

  • Warm Restart – Batch Manager can restore a previously known-good system state upon restart after unexpected system shutdown.
  • Redundant Option – The Redundant Batch Server mirrors the operations of the primary server. If there is a hardware issue on the primary server, the back-up server takes over.
  • Virtualization support – Batch Management supports Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere virtualization platform options to implement HA (High Availability) and DR (Disaster Recovery) architectures.
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Smart Interfaces

Batch Management software includes a set of programmatic interfaces to develop custom batch interface applications, provide access to the material and the recipe databases, access the batch function interface, extend the capabilities of the Batch Manager and enable enterprise integration.

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Open Connectivity and Integration

Batch Management offers connectivity for real-time communication to any control system or plant floor device through Wonderware DA Servers, but it is best leveraged and easily extended with the power of Wonderware System Platform.

Batch Management provides batch object templates for units, connections, segments and phases and a model import utility to automatically build and synchronize the Batch Management process model in the Wonderware Application Server model. Batch Management execution information is directly available for use with other software such as Wonderware Historian, Wonderware MES Software and Wonderware Workflow Management, as well as for integration with third party systems.

Batch Management Server is an alarm provider for the Wonderware distributed alarm system, and an event provider to the Wonderware System Platform Event Services.  Batch Management sends event type and context data which can be used to perform external actions, such as triggering Wonderware Workflow Management.

For advanced analytics and reporting, Wonderware Intelligence Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software comes with preconfigured dashboards, interactive reports and a data model for Batch Management.