Goettingen, Germany — The Sartorius ProBatch+ software used in conjunction with the Sartorius X-Family, Combics Pro, and other PLC controllers offers the user efficient management of original raw material and recipe data. The powerful ProBatch+ software program allows for visual presentation of the running process and enables all batch procedures to be both visually monitored and easily controlled.
The ProBatch+ can supervise and monitor just a single scale or simultaneously control up to 16 production lines and scales operating in parallel. In addition, the software is extremely flexible and can be used for simple applications or larger process automation tasks.
ProBatch+ runs under Microsoft Windows and uses the powerful MS Access database to manage large quantities of raw material, recipe and production data, easily and securely. Universal record-keeping of production data provides all batch record traceability data for the user’s SOP and Quality Control protocols.
ProBatch+ is ideal for manufacturers in the cosmetic, chemical and food industries as it covers a wide variety of products and at the same time can react quickly to changing market conditions and procedures.
Key advantages of Sartorius ProBatch+ Software:
Material management: ProBatch+ can manage a large number of materials pertaining to a production line. With only a few operator steps, raw material quantities used and recipe quantities produced can be called up. Automatic stock monitoring is included. Material tracking with three freely selectable batch parameters and one data field can be optionally activated.
Report management: At the end of every recipe run, ProBatch+ generates batch and production reports. Material management makes reports available on consumption, production quantities and stock levels. All reports can easily be individually adapted to the user’s SOP.
Connection using established standards: Communication between ProBatch+ and controllers takes place using OPC in accordance with ANSI/ISO S88.01 Batch Control Standards. In order to connect to visualization systems, dynamic data is supplied via DDE and OPC. For data transfer of production data to an ERP System, the SQL and ODBC database interfaces can be used. This consistent use of established standards simplifies connection and reduces commissioning times and costs.
Script function: The script language integrated in ProBatch+ can be used for easy and flexible conversion of the user’s specific process requirements. The script functions make it possible to implement rapid adaptations to process changes without the need to carry out expensive programming in the PLC.