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Rockwell Automation updates FactoryTalk Batch Software for revisions

November 102014
Rockwell Automation updates FactoryTalk Batch Software for revisions

November 10, 2014 - FactoryTalk Batch v12.0 software eases the process of modifying and creating new recipes by managing the approval process for changes and automatically tracking the genealogy of recipes. A security-authority binding feature also help manufacturers protect their intellectual property.

Administrators can use the software to assign specific people or roles to approve recipes before they advance to the production line. This structured approach provides approval traceability and allows quality control managers to easily manage recipes.

With version-control capabilities, FactoryTalk Batch v12.0 software preserves and locks recipes from changes. Later, the recipe can be checked out as a work in progress and is automatically assigned a new version. The updated software system automatically stores each version, allowing users to review their genealogy. Recipe authors can manage more recipes and save time previously spent manually backing up files for each recipe change.

FactoryTalk Batch software also provides additional protection from intellectual property theft. With security-authority binding, FactoryTalk Batch software helps protect recipes and area models. This extra layer of security helps ensure that important information is inaccessible for viewing, editing or executing by unauthorized users.

The FactoryTalk Batch v12.0 software is now available as part of the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation.

“FactoryTalk Batch software removes risks associated with manually managing recipe changes,” said John Parraga, FactoryTalk Batch product manager, Rockwell Automation. “The upgraded software, which tightly integrates with the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation, provides solutions ranging from small, basic sequencing to large, complex batch and sequencing applications. It simplifies the management of recipes throughout their life cycle and provides standard reports containing vital actionable information.”

About Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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