SIEMENS SIMATIC BATCH Software-Siemens process control

SIEMENS SIMATIC BATCH Software

The product structure of the SIMATIC BATCH software is optimized for configuration of client-server systems and single station systems. SIMATIC BATCH Basic and SIMATIC BATCH Server are two alternative software products for the server installation and differ in their functional scope.

The product structure of the SIMATIC BATCH software is optimized for configuration of client-server systems and single station systems. SIMATIC BATCH Basic and SIMATIC BATCH Server are two alternative software products for the server installation and differ in their functional scope.

Additional functions of SIMATIC BATCH Server compared to SIMATIC BATCH Basic are, for example:

  • ROP Library
  • Separation Procedures/Formulas
  • Electronic signature
  • MES High Level Synchronization
  • Route Control Integration

In exceptional cases, the SIMATIC BATCH client software can also be operated on the Batch server. However, the preferred target system for the SIMATIC BATCH client software is the standalone Batch client.

The SIMATIC BATCH Single Station package is intended for the Batch single station. The SIMATIC BATCH recipe system already integrated in the SIMATIC BATCH Single Station package must be ordered separately for the stations of the client/server system. The SIMATIC BATCH API can be optionally used in both the Batch Single Station and in batch servers.

The SIMATIC BATCH project can be matched quantitatively to the plant size using SIMATIC BATCH UNITs (cumulative quantity options for instances of plant units).

Overview

In the process industry, discontinuous processes – so-called batch processes – are of great significance. Permanently shorter product lifecycles as well as the versatility required by consumers are two of the reasons for this.

Product quality that stays the same even in the umpteenth batch, quick response to changed market conditions, traceability for production (FDA compliance), fulfillment of legal standards, as well as the economic and technical necessity to utilize production plants flexibly and optimally – all of this places high demands on plant automation.

The SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system with the SIMATIC BATCH software package offers the right solution for low-cost and effective automation of batch processes.

SIMATIC BATCH is completely integrated in SIMATIC PCS 7, both in the visualization and in the engineering system. Thanks to the modular design and the flexible scaling, it can be used in small test centers as well as in production plants of any size.

Design
Scalability

SIMATIC BATCH is configured as a single station system or as a client/server system and can be used in plants of any size due to its modular architecture and scalability in cumulative SIMATIC BATCH UNITs (sets of 1, 10 and 50 plant unit instances).

Single-user system for small applications

For small batch applications, SIMATIC BATCH can be installed together with the OS software on a single station system. Both the SIMATIC PCS 7 ES/OS Single Station and the SIMATIC PCS 7 BOX are suitable as a single station. Both can be combined with modular automation systems from the S7-400 series as well as with compact SIMATIC PCS 7 AS RTX.

Client/server configuration

However, a characteristic feature of the automation of batch processes using SIMATIC BATCH is client/server architectures in which one Batch server and multiple Batch clients together process a plant project. The Batch server in such a configuration can also be configured with redundancy in order to increase availability.

SIMATIC BATCH clients and OS clients can run on separate or common basic hardware. In addition to the SIMATIC PCS 7 Industrial Workstations, the more compact SIMATIC PCS 7 Box OS Clients 627D and SIMATIC PCS 7 OS Clients 427E/477E are also suitable as Batch clients.

Applitcation
Consistent product quality for all batches, quick response to changing market conditions, requests for traceability of production (FDA compliance), meeting legal standards and testing specifications, efficient use of the production plant – these are today’s challenging requirements for the automation of batch processes. Any process control systems operating in this environment have to be extremely flexible.

Representation of hierarchical recipe structure in the plant model

SIMATIC PCS 7 offers the complete solution: The SIMATIC BATCH software package enables you to flexibly automate complex batch processes. Its modular architecture combined with optimum scalability in the area of hardware and software, guarantee an optimum match for the respective plant size and individual production requirements. It can be used in small through to large scale production facilities.

Benefits
  • Flexibility: The configuration can be expanded at any time; therefore, plant construction can take place using individual, multi-level operation planning.
  • Availability: The redundant architecture design provides fault-tolerant operation if a component fails.
  • Innovation: Version-controlled recipe management helps you to optimize products and production processes.
  • Reproducibility: Using recipe-based batch control, the same product quality is achieved under clearly defined production conditions.
  • Traceability: Using the batch report, the traceability of the production sequences is guaranteed for each batch.
  • Effective use of resources: Differentiated occupation strategies on units means the plant capacity utilization can be planned. This can contribute significantly to increased productivity of your plant and minimized energy costs.
Highlights

It can be advantageous to have greater flexibility in a workflow with different processors:
Two decoupled engineering workflows result equipment modeling that is independent of the recipe creation. This enables centralized lifecycle management with creation of generic recipes, which can be rolled out to several plants. There is also still the possibility to design the system in a single unit.

The web option displays the batch controls in the process screens. From the web client, operators can thus start, monitor and diagnose the batch processing.

SIEMENS SIMATIC BATCH Software-Siemens process control

SIMATIC BATCH Server Expansion Pack

With highly complex process cells that can process a high volume of batches, the total amount of main memory required by all batches together can exceed the level of 1.5 GB. No additional batches can be released or started. This can be avoided by additionally installing Server Expansion Packs, each of which provides an additional 500 MB of main memory.

Software products/licenses

Batch
single station

Batch
server

Redundant Batch server pair

Batch
client

Server A

Server B

Basic software

SIMATIC BATCH Single Station Package

SIMATIC BATCH Basic1)

SIMATIC BATCH Server1)

SIMATIC BATCH Client2)

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SIMATIC BATCH Recipe System

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SIMATIC BATCH API

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Quantity options: Cumulative objects

  • SIMATIC BATCH UNITs4)
  • 1 UNIT

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  • 10 UNITs

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  • 50 UNITs

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  • SIMATIC BATCH OS Control Web Client
  • 1 Web client

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  • 5 Web clients

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  • Server Expansion Pack
  • 500 MB

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SIMATIC BATCH software products/licences for Batch single station, Batch server and Batch client

1) Alternative Batch Server software: SIMATIC BATCH Server with full functionality or SIMATIC BATCH Basic with reduced range of functions

2) A SIMATIC BATCH Client license is needed for the Batch Control Center (BatchCC) and for the Batch OS Controls. If both BatchCC and the Batch OS Control are being used on a PC, only 1 SIMATIC BATCH Client license has to be installed.

3) A client/server system is required on at least one client.

4) Instances of units; at least one SIMATIC BATCH UNIT license is required per project.

● Software product/license required
o Software product/license optional
– Software product/license not required or not available