Yokogawa Electric Corporation has reported that they will begin providing OpreX Batch Solution on March 17.
This solution for batch manufacturing applications eliminates the overlap between process control system (PCS) and manufacturing execution system (MES) related work and helps to enhance efficiency through all phases of the plant lifecycle, from design and engineering to actual operation, modification, and expansion.
For use as a central element of OpreX Batch Solution, Yokogawa has also developed Integrated Recipe Manager (IRM), and will be releasing this product on the same date.
In addition to needing to rapidly develop and deliver new products, batch manufacturers face the challenge of maintaining stable operations while dealing with shortages in the availability of experienced personnel.
To address these issues, Yokogawa is offering OpreX Batch Solution, an integrated portfolio for batch manufacturing processes that are aligned with both the ISA-88 Batch Control standard and the ISA-95 Enterprise-Control System Integration standard.
- Increased cost-effectiveness in batch operations
With product lifecycles becoming shorter, customers must strive for cost-effectiveness in all phases of the plant lifecycle, including plant/process design, implementation, and operation.
OpreX Batch Solution helps to ensure both cost-effectiveness and high production quality by employing a simplified and compressed PCS and MES design process. Reusable standard modules are available for PCS design and engineering that make it easier to develop applications and help to maintain engineering quality.
- Reduced time to market
As product lifecycles grow ever shorter, it is increasingly important for batch plants to quickly deliver new products to the market. With a graphical approach based on proven reusable modules, IRM simplifies recipe engineering and enables flexible changes to both recipes and formulas. Thanks to Yokogawa’s proven CENTUM-VP module-based engineering environment, the engineering workload for plant expansions is dramatically reduced.
- Improved production quality
As plants are called upon to deliver an ever-greater variety of products, production processes are growing ever more complex. At the same time, plants must make do with fewer experienced personnel while trying to achieve the stable production of high-quality products. OpreX Batch Solution helps to ensure product quality by enabling the comparison of production batches with previously baselined “golden batches,” enabling the notification of field operators whenever an error is made in a manual operation.