|Batch recipes are stored in
a central PC. The production schedule is also created
in the PC on a daily basis. A number of front-end terminals
are networked to the PC through RS485 serial communication.
Each terminal is linked to one or more weigh scales through
serial interface. Depending on the item to be produced,
the terminal shows the next raw material to be added and
the quantity to be added.
|The operator has to add the
particular raw material as per the displayed quantity
and then register the weight. If the raw material weight
is not within tolerance then error messages are displayed
accordingly. Once the weight is within tolerance the data
is recorded in the PC and the next raw material to be
weighed is displayed.
|In case more than one weigh
scale is connected to the terminal then the weighscale
to be used for the current weighment is also indicated
by the terminal. Once all the items in the recipe are
weighed the message "Batch Over" is displayed.
|To ensure that the right material
is added, additional features like Bar code identification,
Bin locking arrangement and Visual indication of over
/ under weighment are also available.
|Batch wise mixing report and
Raw material consumption report can be generated based
on collected data. System very useful for traceability
purpose and also for tracking the exact raw material consumption.
|Wherever manual mixing of various
raw materials in pre-defined quantities are required Batch
supervision systems are useful. System finds its application
in Brake Linings, Pharma, Food, Aromatic and Detergent