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Recipe based control/batch system that runs directly on Mitsubishi Electric's modular PACs

Batch process control

INEA is the leading Slovenian company in the field of automation, process and manufacturing informatics. With INEA’s C Batch tools running on Mitsubishi Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) hardware, the execution of recipes is relocated from the PC platform to a PAC platform. Recipe based batch process control systems are simplified for easier handling, without essentially reducing the expressive power and the abstraction level.

S88.01 style recipe running without the need for PCs in runtime operation, means increased security.

System benefits

C Batch provides all features you would expect from traditional PC-based batch control software, but with the reliability for which PACs are renowned, including:

  • Simultaneous execution of several recipes with automatic allocation of units for increased productivity
  • Support for parallel (AND) as well as selective (OR) branches for improved flexibility
  • Execution of the state-transition algorithm of individual phases, extended by the notion of superstates to improve the abstraction level and simpler programming
  • High security of control system with isolation from computer viruses and windows OS problems reduces down time
  • Configurable behaviour related to propagation of holding transition from phases to recipe and vice versa provides flexible manipulation
  • Recipe versus physical model consistency check increases safety
  • High availability embedded database technology on PAC platform improves speed and safety
  • Scaling of recipe parameters and consequently scaling of production batches improves flexibility
  • Controller based architecture with extremely high reliability of standard industrial PAC environment improves safety

The C Batch solution provided by INEA and Mitsubishi Electric meets the challenges of modern process control where it is essential to be able to develop and implement new recipes easily, and to make changes to existing recipes quickly, without creating the demand for complex and time-consuming programming – the goal of agile process control.

INEA is the leading Slovenian technology provider in the field of automation, process control and manufacturing informatics, specialized in energy management.

Energy and ecology

In the fields of energy and ecology INEA offers integrated solution from feasibility study and conceptual project to system commissioning and handing over the operation including system maintenance.

Within the framework of electricity and automation system management in a production plant, INEA manages electric peak demand leveling systems integrated with energy flows measurements, usage of Key Performance Indicators and targeted energy consumption monitoring, for media such as e.g. compressed air, water, natural gas, heating oil, various industrial gases.

Energy Control Pack

As a long-term e-F@ctory partner, INEA took an active part in the software development of Mitsubishi Electric’s Energy Control Pack (ECP).

To optimized energy usage there must be a complete transparency throughout the enterprise, from shop floor to top floor. This is offered in the Energy Control Pack which is based on Mitsubishi Electric’s MES-IT e-F@ctory concept.

The key features of the Energy Control Pack are the ability to limit power consumption over time and the ability to be aware of and manage power peaks to minimize cost. The latter make ECP particularly appropriate for organizations with irregular power consumption patterns.

ECP system scalability is achived by modular design, which enables it to be upgraded into a complete system for electric energy control and management of all sources of energy.


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