Batch Management

Stone has implemented numerous flexible batching systems for the consumer products, food, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical industries. These systems were based on industry standard batching products as well as custom developed solutions to meet the unique application challenges.

All of these systems follow the ISA S88 model for batching systems. Using the standards we developed for recipe database, materials database, and a batch model for the process. These solutions have included PLC/HMI and DCS based solutions.

We have also added custom extensions to the batching applications to facilitate production scheduling, SPC, raw material environmental, and equipment uptime reporting. In many cases these systems are directly interfaced to enterprise systems like SAP.

Major Applications and Industries Include

  • Liquor batching for cordials
  • Biotech reactors
  • Pet foods
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Margarine and edible oils
  • Whiskey batching
  • Coffee roasting
  • Sauces

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