Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, has released a new version of its Wonderware InBatch software. Used to manage complex batch processes that require maximum flexibility, InBatch 2012 R2 software is integrated with the company’s ArchestrA System Platform software to provide a unified application and information environment across the complete manufacturing process. By making batch management data available to users and systems throughout the plant, the software increases operational effectiveness and enables better levels of business optimization in real time.
With more integration, InBatch 2012 R2 software makes equipment and phase information quickly available and useable with the company’s other offerings, including its Wonderware Historian, MES, Corporate Energy Management and ArchestrA Workflow software. This end-to-end approach to production management helps streamline processes, provides complete traceability and genealogy and improves collaboration across systems and people. Additionally, the software provides new recipe version history and comparison functionality based on XML documents, leveraging the World Batch Forum’s Batch markup language standards.
“Providing unified supervisory and execution capabilities in an overall production context helps improve operating efficiency, reduce costs and optimize business performance in real time,” said Michael Schwarz, the company’s InBatch product marketing manager. “It’s part of our strategy to eliminate islands of automation and lower costs by offering an integrated set of manufacturing operations management functions built on our ArchestrA System Platform solution. On its own, InBatch software is highly effective in managing our customers’ processes, but in many cases the produced batch is handed over to discrete filling, packaging and other non-batch-oriented processes. Now, because of its new integration with ArchestrA System Platform, InBatch 2012 R2 provides interoperability with all types of operational processes in real time without the need for other application-to-application integration.”
Wonderware InBatch software is control system independent and consistent with the ISA-88 standard on batch control. Its capabilities include recipe management, batch execution management, equipment history, material genealogy, stringent security, web-based reporting and the ability to facilitate the design and implementation of systems that are compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. For more information, please visit http://global.wonderware.com/EN/Pages/WonderwareInBatchSoftware.aspx.