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LabVision® for batch and continuous processes

LabVision® is one of the most powerful and respected process visualization or SCADA tools. It meets the requirements of the NAMUR working group - AK2.4 for research process control systems (FPLS) and is thus equipped for frequently changing or modified tasks.

Process flow chart

A clear process flow chart enables you to observe the current plant situation and to carry out the operator actions.
For this you can operate real and virtual laboratory equipment via freely definable operator displays on the screen.
No programming knowledge is required to produce flow charts.

Dynamic flow charts can be generated by using process dependent alternating texts, alternating images or digital photos recorded online. User management and access monitoring protect against prohibited operations.

With the integrated RI-CAD™ software module for LabVision®, you can already use the standard drawing of the process flow diagram according to DIN EN ISO 10628 and for managing additional technical equipment information during the preliminary planning phase.

 

Recipe control

The recipe control operating according to the NAMUR basic operation concept brings the GLP & GMP-compliant working method into your laboratory. The automated test procedure guarantees the best possible reproducibility and documentation. Create the control recipe of a complex synthesis in minutes. For this purpose, function blocks from the basic operating library are combined with a user-friendly chart editor to produce a self-documenting, step-by-step plan. The control components can be saved, reloaded and executed at any time. The process is documented in the process report, plotter and, alternatively, in a free format protocol.

 

Unit operations library

In this library, you will find operations for dosing, tempering, pH-regulation and distilling etc. The basic operations comprise function blocks and dialogue masks. You can freely modify the programs for your applications and expand the library at any time. Parameters such as quantities, times and temperatures etc. are entered in clearly laid out dialogue masks.

 

The plotting system

The multiplotter is an integral, innovative plotting system comprising of analogue diagram, event and phase plotter. It offers a clear-cut, consistent overview of current and historical process conditions in the form of values, incidents and process phases. Various measurement functions lend support for reading and analysing values. Gradient, integral and statistical values can thus be read off directly. The values can be exported in various data formats.

 

Online charts

Historical values can be displayed as curves for comparison with the current values. Online charts depict xy- and xt-diagrams either linearly or logarithmically. In addition to the measured and calculated values, events can be visualised via symbols and process phases by bars above the time axis. In this way, values, events and phases are presented in a consistent, unsurpassed format. Chart parameters can be parameterised using the menu or a HiText™ program.

 

Process report

All intermittently recorded data or events such as error reports, batch protocols or user interventions are documented with a timestamp in the multimedia-capable process report. Indication filters and selections will give you an overview of the data even if several thousand entries are present. With the LabCam™ option, you can insert event related digital photos into the report, thus giving you comprehensive coverage of the process.

 

Monitoring and reporting

Inadmissible system conditions are detected and covered. Every data point can have several monitoring conditions. Numerous reactions can be planned for dealing with monitoring conditions, from text reporting through the launch of a control program to an alarm call by e-mail or via telephone.

 

eJournal™

The electronic laboratory notebook eJournal™ is more than an adequate substitute for a paper-based laboratory notebook. eJournal™ automatically records all information gathered in the course of a test. In addition, it is also possible to consistently display and archive test regulations, material properties of the reactants and products, laboratory analyses and other information. This significantly increases productivity and prevents a loss of knowledge through employee turnover.

 

Use in the networked laboratory environment

LabVision® is fully network-capable. The modular system enables the process control from remote office computers. Plant operation from a tablet is possible as well. The possibility to monitor several instances from only one operating station is just one more example of the wide variety of available applications.

 

Sample configuration:

  • Several racks/LabManager®
  • On-site tablet for process display
  • Optional user management
  • Mobile Engineering Station
  • Process control from the office with LabVision®-remote

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