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Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Batch Software Update Provides Intelligent Batch Processing Capabilities

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Rockwell Automation  has incorporated new features in its FactoryTalk Batch software to help users design and run batch applications more rapidly.  

The enhanced software features new intelligent recipe capabilities, secure operator overrides, expanded data collection and reporting as well as improved material management capabilities.  

Seamlessly integrated with the scalable PlantPAx Process Automation System, the FactoryTalk Batch software provides solutions ranging from small, basic sequencing to large, complex batch applications.

As manufacturers move away from custom-engineered batch software applications to standardised, open technology to meet their need for greater agility and responsiveness, FactoryTalk Batch software, based on ISA-88 standards is designed to meet this demand, while providing batch operators with more control during runtime.

New features of FactoryTalk Batch software:

Intelligent Recipe Features
Recipe authors can now reference system-wide data such as previous ingredient feed-actuals or material properties to simplify recipe development.

Improved Run-time User Control
Improved run-time user control gives operators with security clearance the ability to move a batch forward in the process. Operators now have more control to advance a batch based on real-time conditions without time-intensive system engineering.

Expanded Data Collection and Reporting
The new version continues to expand the system data logged into the electronic batch record. This includes information on shared equipment such as pumps and other processing equipment, to help manufacturers further meet track-and-trace compliance requirements.

By adding context to data within the batch system, system designers can now associate a material set point with the actual amount delivered. The simplified data analysis enables more sophisticated, global reporting.

Improved Material Management Capability
FactoryTalk Batch Material Manager brings just-in-time material management to batch execution systems, allowing more effective management of materials and recipes.  

FactoryTalk Batch version 11 is now shipping as part of the PlantPAx Process Automation System.

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