Recipe & Changeover

 

A recipe defines settings and amounts to manufacture a specific product in a consistent manner. It is an essential part of the production process. Recipe software fits into the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) layer that resides between the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) layer and the plant floor. It provides an efficient means to manage and select recipes, track variances in recipe values, keep recipes secure, track recipe changes, analyze recipes and generate recipe reports.

Introduction to Recipe/Changeover

Extend your system with the Sepasoft™ Recipe/Changeover Module to expertly build, manage, and monitor recipes. This powerful module is ideal for quickly and accurately changing machine, process, or system recipes.

Some features of the Recipe/Changeover Module include:

  • Master recipe management
  • Sub-recipe management
  • Recipe security
  • Changelog tracking
  • Variance tracking
  • And much more

This module greatly reduces the time usually required to manage production recipes and is a must-have in any industry that produces different products or runs machines in different modes.

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Automation Software For Recipes

A recipe defines settings and amounts to manufacture a specific product in a consistent manner. It is an essential part of the production process. Recipe software fits into the MES layer that resides between the ERP layer and the plant floor. Our Recipe/Changeover Module provides an efficient means to manage and select recipes, track variances in recipe values, keep recipes secure, track recipe changes, analyze recipes, and generate recipe reports.

Master Recipe Management

Reduce the effort required to manage numerous recipes with master recipe functionality, which is only available with our Recipe/Changeover Module.

When you change a setting in the master recipe, it will replicate down to all of its sub-recipes while still maintaining the specific values of each sub-recipe. With unlimited levels available for master recipes, you can organize recipes in a hierarchical manner, greatly reducing the effort to maintain recipes.

Simple Recipe Editing

Managing recipes has never been easier using the Recipe/Changeover Module’s built-in visual recipe editor. The following editing capabilities are now just a mouse-click away:

  • Create new recipes
  • Read current values into a recipe
  • Export recipes
  • Import recipes
  • Manage security
  • Select machines for recipes
  • And more
Recipe Example

Complete Recipe Scripting

The Sepasoft™ Recipe/Changeover Module comes with complete scripting functions for you to:

  • Add recipes
  • Change values
  • Change a machine’s recipe

If you need additional functionality beyond the out-of-box functionality of the Recipe/Changeover Module, you can use the script functions to accommodate your production environment, instead of changing your production environment because of software limitations.

OEE & SPC Integration

In a production process that fully employs the Sepasoft™ MES Suite of modules, making a single product code selection sets recipe values starts overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) tracking and collects statistical process control (SPC) samples. During and after the production run, the Sepasoft™ Recipe/Changeover Module enables you to analyze all of the following data in one unified system:

  • Recipe data
  • Production data
  • SPC data
  • And more

Track & Secure Recipes

Now you can extend the strong protection provided by Sepasoft’s role-based security to your recipes. The Sepasoft™ Recipe/Changeover Module allows you to:

  • Assign user roles
  • Set permission for which roles can change which recipe values and by how much. For example, you can give the Administrator role permission to change a setting from 0–100, while limiting the Operator role’s permission to change the setting from 20–80.
Recipe Sample Security Settings

Track Recipe Changes

Whenever a change is made to a recipe setting, the details are recorded in the Recipe/Changeover Module’s changelog:

  • Who made the change
  • When the change was made
  • What the previous setting was
  • Why the change was made (you have the option to require an explanatory note)
  • And more

The changelog is valuable in normal production environments and is especially critical in industries with significant compliance requirements.

Monitor Recipes In Real-Time

After a recipe is selected and once the initial recipe values are set, it is vital to monitor them for any variances to prevent quality issues, downtime or other production issues. During production, recipe values can be changed from systems outside of the recipe management system, such as an operator interface terminal local to a machine.

By monitoring the recipe values, the variance log in the Sepasoft™ Recipe/Changeover Module lets you detect variances in real time or review variances by production run or date range. These capabilities make it possible to identify the root causes of production issues early on.

The variance log also lets you define limits for which variances to record. The following types of thresholds can be defined by recipe value:

  • Percentage +/- of recipe value
  • Fixed +/- values from recipe value
  • Fixed values
  • Custom
Recipe Monitoring Sample

Analyze Recipes

Use our Recipe/Changeover Module’s built-in analysis tools to:

  • Compare recipes
  • Review recipe change logs
  • Review production-run variances
  • And more

When you add the Ignition Reporting Module, you can also create multi-page reports with the recipe analysis information, and more.

To learn more or to purchase the Recipe & Changeover Module, contact Sales at 800-266-7798 or click here