Batch Automation

The SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system offers a solution for all requirements of discontinuous production: Use the SIMATIC BATCH software package to implement even the most complex batch processes effectively and at reasonable costs.


  • Flexibility: The configuration can be expanded at any time; therefore, plant construction can take place using individual, multi-level operation planning.

  • Availability: The redundant architecture design provides fault-tolerant operation if a component fails.

  • Innovation: Version-controlled recipe management helps you to optimize products and production processes.

  • Reproducibility: Using recipe-based batch control, the same product quality is achieved under clearly defined production conditions.

  • Traceability: Using the batch report, the traceability of the production sequences is guaranteed for each batch.

  • Effective use of resources: Differentiated occupation strategies on units means the plant capacity utilization can be planned. This can contribute significantly to increased productivity of your plant and minimized energy costs.

  • Ergonomics: The integrated visualization and notification concept supports plant operators with targeted navigation across the plant.

  • FDA-compliant validation: Proof that the production process can reproducibly meet the acceptance criteria in practical use is facilitated by:
    - Central user administration with access control via the SIMATIC Logon
    - Audit trails (change log)
    - Electronic signature in accordance with 21 CFR Part11
    - System-supported version control of recipe objects
    - Consistent standardization