Batch Control & Lot Traceability

Eliminate out of specification batches and achieve plant wide traceability - without paper!

Batch Control System

V5 Batch Control Scale System is the perfect way to ensure ingredients are measured & traced accurately and consistently, without costly giveaway or out of specification batches.

The system ensures each weighed ingredient has enforced +/- tolerances, preventing recipe completion until all ingredients are weighed using the green the target zone.

The systems scans and validates lot numbers, providing real time inventory usage and eliminating costly traceability paperwork.  Matrix Controls provide ERP Integration Services.

Hundreds of configuration options exist in the standard system, enabling each workstation to be setup to handle many applications including batch, campaign and combination weighing.

The V5 Batch Control Scale System system provides effortless compliance with BRC, FDA, FSMA, and many other quality standards.

User Friendly Touch Screens

The simple to use intuitive system allows management to schedule production jobs (or import from ERP) to 1 or more area specific batch terminals.

Each ingredient step has unique conditions (weighed, key entry, counted, bulk control ect) and jobs can be weighed in horizontal or vertical modes, in sequential or none sequential modes.

The flexible system allows 100% strict batch compliance, or the option to make adjustments to the formula on the fly.

Commodity specific messaging ensures operator confirmation with requirements such as Allergens, HACCP & SOP’s.

Batch Labels

Many label printing options exist to identify the needs of certain WIP / Batch printing applications.

Labels can be designed in bartender, saved and sent as text files to Serial, FTP or Networked Label Printers with the following information.

Standard Label Fields

Job Number, Batch Number, Recipe Code, Recipe Description, Operator Code, Operator Name, Produced Date & Time, Batch Expiration Date & Time (based on shortest ingredient expiration or fixed time), Mix Size, Batch Size, Nett & Gross Weighing, Container Count user defined fields.

Labeling Events (batch events which generate labels)

Batch end, container change (prompted of programmed), separate ingredients, non-weighed items (whole bags etc), suspended batch, aborted batch.

Hardware Specifications

The SG15 Touch Screen is a NEMA4X (IP66) heavy industrial computer designed for harsh manufacturing  applications. It is usually supplied with a stainless steel fabricated stand with a built in scale, however the terminal can be supplied and connected to most existing scales and balances using internal connections.

The terminal is constructed using compression seals to maximize ingress protection.  Cables entries are sealed and protected.

The Terminals are supplied with software applications which run on Windows or Linux as a background operating system.

Stainless steel stands, scales and printer enclosures are fully welded and polished to high manufacturing standards.

Supported Peripherals

  • Weighing Equipment (4 x analogue inputs, 4 x serial RS232 inputs).
  • Bar-code Readers (hardwired USB or Bluetooth)
  • Label & RFID Printers (network)
  • Report Printers (network)
  • Temperature Probes (serial RS232)
  • PLC & switchgear (serial or network)

Networking

The terminals utilize TCP/IP communications to a database using a wired or wireless LAN.  This allows multiple Terminal to communicate with a central database.  Terminal support is conducted using VNC or RDC.