a product that eliminates bad batches pays for itself: here are three;
all are Electronic Batch Processing's IIoT-enabled solutions.
The perfect batch starts with a desired formulation, one that provides products that have a specifically desired effect. That formulation is the standard.
A perfect batch is an exact replica of the standard. The challenge for the batch manufacturer is to make precisely repeatable batches that match the standard - and achieve this result at the lowest possible cost.
A method that assures strict compliance with the recipe steps is absolutely essential. Deviations - incorrect settings or missing ingredients or processing for the wrong amount of time - will lead to lower quality, off-spec batches, often suitable only for waste. Methods that reliably enable strict adherence to the recipes can quickly pay for themselves by focusing the factory's time and resources on making perfect batches, and eliminating waste.
But practically, batch quality is a result of three principal factors: the degree of adherence to the recipe procedures specified by the formulators, as already mentioned; the quality of the ingredients; and the soundness of the electrical and mechanical devices associated with the manufacturing tank.
All of the Electronic Batch Processing solutions presented here report on aspects of all three. However, when the ingredients are consistent with those used in the standard; and when the equipment is operating correctly, the burden falls to the controller. For the automation solution, DART automation, the controller is a PC-operated electronic control system. For the two non-automated solutions, OmniBatch and SeeBatch the controller is a person, the operator.