Advanced Batch Control
2 June 2014

An accurate, reliable weighing system that measures ingredients and transfers them into the batch is a critical part of the process. This process can be automated, manual, or a blend of both.Realistically, automated transfer and batch control can be managed at the weigh terminal instead of a full-scale PLC or DCS control system. The right weigh terminal/system can also guide manual batching. A stand-alone batch control system may be of particular benefit in smaller-scale operations because it eliminates the processing time and cost associated with PLC programming. This paper will explore benefits of stand-alone batch control and discuss ways they help.