Mettler-Toledo Advanced Batch Control white paper

Monday, 03 June, 2013 | Supplied by: Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Effective batch control ensures that products ranging from bread loaves to cookies are uniformly consistent. Manufacturers have a number of options to consider when selecting a batching solution to optimise throughput and ensure product consistency. Mettler-Toledo details the benefits of a dedicated batch controller in its Advanced Batch Control white paper.

Manufacturers rely on batch control to manage different types of materials and transfer them onto weigh platforms as well as weigh each ingredient. A weighing system that accurately and reliably measures ingredients and transfers them to batches is a critical part of the manufacturing process, and it can be automated, manual or a combination of both.

Manufacturers have traditionally relied on batch solutions based on a programmable logic controller (PLC) or a distributed control system (DCS). While these systems are suitable for processes in which end-products are fixed, they lack flexibility in instances of ingredient switches or recipe changes. Introducing such changes requires new code writing and additional start-up time, and this can tax the limited resources of small to mid-size operations.

Manufacturers can simplify batching by choosing a dedicated controller that combines both weighing and transferring functions within a single unit. A stand-alone batch solution with built-in industry control standards allows for modular production across multiple locations and plants. It also simplifies user interfaces and minimises operator training requirements.

To download a copy of the white paper, visit:

Phone: 1300 659 761
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