Rockwell Automation's New Toolkit Helps Manufacturers Build Batch...

Rockwell Automation's New Toolkit Helps Manufacturers Build Batch Process Systems Easily

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, November 30, 2018

FREMONT, CA: Rockwell Automation introduces a batch application toolkit to build a consistent batch control system that reduces time and cost of implementation. The toolkit includes collection of application like videos, documentation and ISA-88 compliant sample code to provide technical guidance for manufacturers and solution providers in designing and automating a batch system.

 “Designing and implementing a batch process system is time- and cost-intensive,” said Jason Wright, PlantPAx system marketing manager, Rockwell Automation. “The batch application toolkit gives engineers a starting point to build, implement and maintain a consistent system, dramatically reducing the time and cost associated with designing a system from scratch. It also provides users with flexibility to customize system elements for increased functionality.”

The collection of documentation, equipment phases, support routines, and associated HMI components in the tool kit assists in developing a batch solution using available integrated architecture. It serves as a starting point to a batch project, and demonstrates in modifying a batch control system to meet specific needs.

The toolkit features three common batch include:  mixer, premix and slurry. Additionally raw-material and storage-vessel models are also included that deliver theoretical guidance and learning for maintaining a batch system.

The new release expands the company’s portfolio of batch solutions, including the existing systems such as PlantPAx process automation system and FactoryTalk Batch software, for systems that range from small, basic sequencing to large, complex batch and sequencing applications.

The company announced free availability of the toolkit which can be downloaded online.

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