Improving Manual Batching

Sterling Systems & Controls, Inc. line of Semi-Automatic Hand Prompt Batching Stations can be custom engineered with options to meet the specific requirements of applications, thereby improving manual batching, which can improve your entire process of product production. The Semi-Automatic Hand Prompt Batching Station serves a wide range of industrial applications where the negative effects of time-consuming and problematic manual batching need to be eliminated.

The Hand Prompt Batching Station is a semi-automatic batching system that requires operator involvement, but provides customized automated operator instructions or “prompting”, ingredient lot tracking and batch validation, automatic weighing with over/under tolerance control, etc. This system works at improving manual batching by eliminating bad batches that result from operator error and interruption.  The operator no longer needs to keep track of where they are in the batching process as the Semi-Automatic Hand Prompt Batching Station does that automatically. No missing ingredients! No bad batches! The Semi-Automatic Hand Prompt Batching Station can be combined with or provided with a platform scale, floor scale, bag dump scale, and also with multiple scales.

The Sterling Systems Semi-Automatic Hand Prompt Batching Station is PC based. The PC controller will ask the operator to weigh ingredients one at a time, in the order your formula requires. The hand prompt PC controller will sequence an operator through the selected formula one ingredient at a time.  The primary advantage of the system is to ensure that each ingredient added to the batch container is within a programmed weight tolerance, and is from the correct ingredient lot (using optional barcode scanning or manual entry) before the PC controller will index to the next ingredient to be added.  This ensures the validity of the batches created by the operator.

The Semi-Automatic Hand Prompt Batching Station provides real time records for each batch produced, enabling the highest standards to be maintained by ensuring a consistent batched product. thereby improving manual batching.  As batches are produced, the batching PC controller records the batch data and can print batch reports to a ticket printer.  Additional reports and data can be printed on a standard network printer (the batching PC controller will need to be connected to your network, if one is available).