Advanced Process Functions

Optimal for small and medium-sized production plants with simple material processing: the SIMATIC PCS 7 Tool Advanced Process Functions (APF) automates simple batch processes, which are characterized above all by dosing, mixing and stirring tasks. The modules for material management, parameter management, task management, and archive management support automation of the production process from the raw materials intake to release for filling and packing.


  • APF can be used in the chemical as well as in the food and beverage industries

  • Optimally suited for the automation of batch processes with simple recipe structures

  • Based on the standard functions of SIMATIC PCS 7

  • The goal of APF is to optimize production by providing clear information about materials and storage locations

  • Data management system with integrated material, task, parameter, storage, and archive management.

  • Integration with SIMATIC BATCH