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Rockwell Automation introduces SequenceManager for batch processes

Rockwell Automation introduces SequenceManager for batch processes

July 22, 2016 — In today’s processing environment, modern batch systems must account for the growing need for flexible, scalable solutions, true distribution of control, and responsive functionality. To address this, Rockwell Automation has introduced its SequenceManager solution, which enables sequencing capabilities of the batch process at the controller, offering increased functionality for skids, off-network systems and single-unit controls.

Leveraging a Logix-based controller platform from Rockwell Automation, the SequenceManager solution allows operators to configure, view and obtain critical information about batch sequences stored in the controller, increasing visibility and accessibility to all stages of the production process.

Key capabilities of the solution include:

  • Intuitive operations – Modern interfaces, workflows and accessibility features empower operators to focus on production needs instead of managing system navigation and manual interventions, and view standardized batch reporting for seamless integration with other Rockwell Automation products.
  • Scalable architecture – OEMs can develop, test and deliver skids as fully functioning, standalone equipment that can seamlessly integrate into a site’s existing batch strategy without the need to redeploy the code. End users will realize efficiencies in integration and reduced infrastructure costs that traditional batch solutions may normally require.
  • Secure – Takes advantage of ISA-88 standard methodologies and state transitions, while getting all of the security and benefits of Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Logix Designer and FactoryTalk View SE software from Rockwell Automation. 
  • Responsive – Placing the recipe and sequencing in the controller enables the SequenceManager solution to control high-speed and time-dependent processes through rapid response and secured connectivity.

The SequenceManager solution is well-suited for industries where batch process control is regulated and/or business critical, such as food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical. Specific applications include single- or multiple-independent unit operations, such as OEM skids, clean-in-place systems, dryers, evaporators, ovens and reactors.

About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation is a company dedicated to industrial automation and information. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
 

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