Overview

The InBatch Batch Management course is a 4-day, instructor-led class designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the features and functionality of the InBatch software.  The course provides lectures and hands-on labs to supply and reinforce the knowledge necessary to apply InBatch to a batch processing plant application. This includes creating the plant model, creating recipes, simulating their execution, and connecting InBatch to a plant control system.

Target Audience

Individuals who need to configure or modify InBatch applications.

Prerequisites

  • Knowledge of the following tools, features and technologies is required:
    • For all students:
      • Manufacturing industry concepts
      • Concept of a batch process
      • Networking for configuring InBatch OS-based security
    • For integration of InBatch with InTouch tag-based applications:
      • Creating an InTouch application
      • Tags
      • Creating Windows in InTouch
      • Access Names
      • ArchestrA symbols
      • Importing objects
      • .NET controls
    • For integration of InBatch with InTouch for System Platform applications:
      • Creating an InTouch application
      • Creating Windows in InTouch
      • ArchestrA symbols
      • .NET controls
    • For integration of InBatch with Application Server:
      • Creating a Galaxy
      • Automation objects
      • Object Viewer
      • Deployment model
      • Security
    • For integration of InBatch with a plant control system:
      • Device Integration Servers
      • PLC

Duration

4 days

Venues

Classroom, Onsite, Online

Price

$2400

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    • Understand InBatch software components
    • Define and configure a process plant model in InBatch
    • Define and track material consumption and production
    • Create recipes and simulate their execution against a process model
    • Schedule and run batches
    • Record and report batch events and production data
    • Connect InBatch to field I/O
    • Integrate InBatch with InTouch (tag-based)
    • Integrate InBatch with System Platform (object-based)
    • Configure InBatch security
    • Use InBatch graphics to construct a custom Operator interface in InTouch

Course Content

  • Module 1 – Introduction
    • Section 1 – Course Overview
    • Section 2 – InBatch Overview
    • Section 3 – Components and System Requirements
    • Section 4 – Architecture and Licensing
  • Module 2 – The Environment Display
    • Section 1 – Environment Manager Overview and Operation
  • Module 3 – Process Modeling
    • Section 1 – Process Modeling
    • Section 2 – Process Model Editor
    • Section 3 – Equipment Status
    • Section 4 – Classes
    • Section 5 – Phases
    • Section 6 – Enumeration
    • Section 7 – Units of Measure
    • Section 8 – Tags and Parameters for Phases
    • Section 9 – Control Buttons and Interlocks
    • Section 10 – Model Validation and Database Synchronization
  • Module 4 – Trains 
    • Section 1 – Use and Definition of Trains
  • Module 5 – Materials 
    • Section 1 – Materials and Characteristics
    • Section 2 – Assigning Materials and Receiving Materials
  • Module 6 – Recipes 
    • Section 1 – Recipes and the Recipe Editor
    • Section 2 – Recipe Validation and Approval
  • Module 7 – Batch Management
    • Section 1 – Batch Scheduling
    • Section 2 – Batch Display Operation
  • Module 8 – Advanced Topics on Recipes and Batches 
    • Section 1 – Formula Management
    • Section 2 – Reusing a Recipe
    • Section 3 – Equipment Availability and Allocations
    • Section 4 – Equipment Instances in Recipes
    • Section 5 – Recipe Transitions and Loopbacks
    • Section 6 – Batch Synchronization at Restart
  • Module 9 – History and Reporting 
    • Section 1 – History System
    • Section 2 – Process Logger System
    • Section 3 – Reporting System
  • Module 10 – InBatch Data Connections 
    • Section 1 – Overview
    • Section 2 – InBatch Connection to Control Systems Using IBCli
  • Module 11 – Security System 
    • Section 1 – InBatch Security System Overview
    • Section 2 – InBatch Standard Security
    • Section 3 – InBatch Security Using Operating System
  • Module 12 – InBatch Integration with InTouch
    • Section 1 – InBatch Data in InTouch
  • Module 13 – InBatch Integration with System Platform 
    • Section 1 – Connecting InBatch to a Galaxy
    • Section 2 – ArchestrA Security with InBatch
  • Module 14 – InBatch GUI Controls
    • Section 1 – Introduction
    • Section 2 – InBatch .NET GUI Controls