In manufacturing, creating a desired end product requires a recipe. A recipe can be a set of steps or instructions needed to operate a machine, incorporate ingredients or certain amounts of raw materials. Regardless of how complex or simple the manufacturing environment, whether discrete, process or batch, it is common to have a list of component parts or ingredients, many pieces of equipment and hundreds of steps to follow before the product is considered finished. Many manufacturers will commonly switch between different products lines, which can require major equipment cleaning or retooling to be followed between batches, and most can execute multiple batches on a given day.
The right recipe can mean all the difference between producing a high quality compliant product, and creating a scraped production run that also increases production costs and delays caused by rework. Having the right recipe management system can help coordinate the readiness and interaction of machinery, materials, workers and procedures in order to execute the recipe and achieve the end product as efficiently as possible.
In the most demanding environments, process engineers desire to control not only ingredients and instructions but also physical equipment models and procedures in compliance with the ISA-88 Batch Control Standard. In these applications, information from the process and equipment models and materials traceability is included in recipe procedure development.
InSource Recipe Management solutions leverage AVEVA’s Wonderware technology to span a spectrum from straightforward to very sophisticated depending on the user environment. In all cases, our software helps to manage more product variations, to increase operational efficiency and enforces product quality through increased process automation and repeatability.
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