07/12/2004 • Analytics • Process automation / MSR technology • Systems and Components

IndustrialIT System 800xA Batch Management provides comprehensive production management

Madrid, February 13th, 2004 — ABB's IndustrialIT System 800xA Batch Management provides unsurpassed recipe management, batch and procedural control, regulatory compliance, safety, and security. These Production Management and Optimization tools provide the agility, speed, and control needed to respond to increasing production demands by modeling, executing, and tracking information associated with material and control flow across the plant. This helps to improve overall batch consistency, quality and cycle times, ultimately reducing overall life cycle costs and production downtime.

ABB's standards-based production management capabilities are built to ISA S88, IEC 61512, IEC 6-1131-3, and ISA S95 standards. ABB's unparalleled batch automation expertise, coupled with these standards, delivers extended automation solutions that provide easy to use recipe management functions that reduce time-to-market and enable shorter delivery lead times, as well as increased product consistency, resulting in better quality. Integrated production management and control result in maximum equipment utilization and minimized operation costs, while comprehensive automated audit trails streamline regulatory compliance.

ABB provides the tools needed to achieve compliance with FDA's 21 CFR Part 11, cGMP requirements, and GAMP guidelines. Facilitating the validation of the process automation system, System 800xA eliminates the need for maintaining paper records or other cumbersome, labor-intensive procedures. Additionally, strict access controls meet regulatory and validation requirements, resulting in quicker, smoother market entry. Security, audit trail, change management, electronic signature, automated reporting and archive and retrieval are integral to all system applications.
System 800xA maintains one set of consistent data for use throughout the plant, dramatically increasing efficiency through re-use of best practices and providing a single point of change for all system information.

System 800xA employs a single, system-wide equipment model. Units, shared-use equipment modules, exclusive-use equipment modules, and non-automated resources are all configured within the same model. This makes adding or "cloning" a new process unit as simple as copy and paste. System 800xA is the only system that can use a newly cloned unit without having to modify existing control recipes.
Unique on-line recipe editing provides additional flexibility during batch execution. Without stopping the batch, the user can modify sequence and equipment assignments as well as recipe parameters. All changes made to the control recipe are automatically saved in the batch production record.
System 800xA provides exception procedures that extend far beyond the procedure model of S88. They provide the ability to configure error handling logic within the recipe. This greatly simplifies logic configuration for handling production specific abnormal conditions.

Flexible equipment management supports network, multi-path and single path equipment configurations. 800xA Batch Management reserves and allocates equipment and other resources at run-time based on priority of each batch.
Scheduling control recipes is made easy based on master recipes and batch-specific formulation data. The user can select equipment at either schedule time or dynamically at run-time. The schedule utility also supports multiple batch executions within a campaign.

The industry standard XML interface enables integration of 800xA to business systems such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems). The interface follows the S95 guidelines, providing dispatching, resource management, and tracking functions.
Industrial IT System 800xA extends far beyond the reach of traditional automation systems to achieve the productivity gains necessary to succeed in today's business markets. This reach extends well beyond the realm of essential process control to production management, safety systems, smart instrumentation, smart drives and motor control, robotics, information management, asset optimization and documentation. Its unique engineering environment manages one set of consistent data, for single-point entry, single-point change, and re-use across the plant.
Industrial IT System 800xA is part of ABB's award winning suite of integrated IndustrialIT solutions; these solutions address the challenges that automation customers face in today's global marketplace. ABB's comprehensive IndustrialIT portfolio of products is focused on delivering productivity and profits to automation customers. ABB's product strategy is for evolution through enhancement to protect customer investment.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.
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