LabVision® Recipe & Sequence Control

In the field of recipe and process control, LabVision® is in a class of its own. Available are the graphical recipe schedule control HiBatch™, the table-based control EasyBatch™ and the plain text language HiText™. Depending on the problem definition, the relevant type of program must be selected which is especially suited for the problem in question.

Programming of Processes/Recipes

Processes/recipes can be programmed, in text form in HiText™, in table form in EasyBatch™, or graphically as HiBatch™ sequences in accordance with NAMUR and IEC/EN.

HiBatch™ Recipe Control and Administration

A unit operation can be used several times, also parallel respectively at the same time. The relevant parameters, such as quantity, times, temperatures etc. are simply entered into the initialisation forms which are opened by clicking on a step.

The flow chart is checked and automatically executed. The active steps are colour indicated and freely selectable control values are displayed directly in the flow chart.

Whole series of tests can be processed automatically, either serial on one reactor or parallel on several reactors.

Advantages of HiBatch™

  • Recipe creation without programming knowledge and in a minimum of time
  • More time for skilled core tasks due to more efficient working.
  • Automatic test control, also during the night and at weekends
  • Modification of the program parameters and the procedure, even during the actual run
  • Ideal documentation due to complete recording of measurement data, processes, events and manual Interventions
  • Simplified and secure transfer of the EI&C technology knowledge from the laboratory into a pilot plant and into production
  • Supports the GLP and GMP-compliant mode of operation

The input parameters are checked with freely definable plausibility criteria and corrected where necessary. The parameter sets can be saved for further future re-use.

Even when the recipe procedure control system is running the parameters can still be changed and the process temporarily interrupted at any time, for instance for manual actions.

Thanks to the open programming in HiText™ the system can be expanded without any problem using preloaded and saved functions, for example by a scaling function for the basis recipe, automatic parameterisation of whole series of tests, automated evaluation, or the administration of the parameters and results.

The unit operations can be personally created using HiText™ or the unit operation library (SL-GOPBIB) can be referred to. Our services can be used for the creation of special unit operations.

Events, values and process phases are consistently displayed in the multi-plotter.

A batch report with all events, operator interventions, value changes etc. is automatically established. This guarantees an optimal reproducibility of the process, even after manual interventions.

The electronic laboratory notebook eJournal™ and the laboratory information management system HiLIMS™ ideally complement HiBatch™. An uninterrupted process chain is thus achieved, from the issuing of the order via the control of and involvement in the complete R&D process to the final report.

Product code Description
SL-HIBATCH HiBatch™ full version, batch control module with graphic editor
SL-HIBATCHL HiBatch™ light version, batch control module with graphic editor, 20 steps and 4 recipe flow diagrams
SL-HIBATCHAP HiBatch™, batch control module with graphic editor for a closed unit operation library
SL-HIBATCHRT HiBatch™, batch control module run time, limited to the execution and parameterisation of recipe flow diagrams
Unit Operation Library

With the HiTec Zang unit operation library you have a tool with which you can respond quickly and flexibly to continuous new demands. The progress program for a process is made up of standard components. Thus, even a synthesis of high complexity can be programmed in a minimum of time.

More about HiTec Zang Unit Operation Library


EasyBatch™ Table-based Batch Control
Batch Control was never more simple!

Advantages of EasyBatch™

  • More time for skilled core tasks due to more efficient working.
  • Automatic test control, also during the night and at weekends
  • Modification of the program parameters and the procedure, even during the actual run
  • Ideal documentation due to complete recording of measurement data, processes, events and manual Interventions
  • Supports the GLP and GMP-compliant mode of operation

The command parameters, such as time interval and conditions e.g. "pH > 6,5" or a HiText™ program name, are entered into the parameter column. The final column is a commend column into which the operator can, where required, enter relevant information which cannot be automatically recorded. This is transferred into the report of the electronic laboratory notebook as comments.

The LabVision® project modules form the ideal basis for EasyBatch™. The modules used are automatically reflected in the EasyBatch™ program table so that the laboratory work can immediately be commenced after a project has been created. 

The EasyBatch™ module is thus the ideal tool for automating frequently changing applications with minimal effort.

Supported Commands

Command Description
Wait The program waits until the time set in the parameter column (hh:mm:ss) has expired before executing next line
Wait for The program waits for the fulfilment of the condition in the the parameter column before executing next line
Wait until The program waits until the stated date or time before executing next line
Set Assigns each of the values given in the current line to the data points given in the column heading
Ramp Creates ramps for all set point values in the time given in the parameter column to the given final values
Start Starts the HiText™ program given in the parameter column, does not wait for the program to be called up tocontinue
Terminate Terminates the HiText™ program given in the parameter column
Pause Interrupts the HiText™ program given in the parameter column
If Branches out to the given program line if the condition in the parameter column is met
Goto Branches out without condition to the program line given in the column "Line"
Confirmation Opens a window containing the message stated in the parameter column and interrupts the program until the operator acknowledges (by clicking on "OK")
ADD Adds the given value to the current value
SUB Subtracts the given value from the current value
MUL Multiplies the current value by the given value
DIV Divides the current value by the given value
Execute Starts the HiText™ program given in the parameter column, waits for the program to be called up to continue
Product code Description
SL-EASYBATCH EasyBatch™, Table-based Batch Control

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