IT in Manufacturing

New batch production management software

April 2006 IT in Manufacturing

GE Fanuc Automation is offering its new Proficy Batch Version 5.0 software, which delivers data collection, batch management, process visualisation and supervisory control capabilities.

"Batch Version 5.0 has been optimised to boost production efficiency, increase return on investment (ROI) and improve batch manufacturers' ability to meet regulatory demands," Daniel Coetzee, manager of Sub-Saharan Africa for the GE Fanuc Automation division of GE Industrial.

Coetzee continues: "Part of the Proficy Automation and Production software family, Proficy Batch Version 5.0 introduces new features such as Batch Direct, to speed up implementation and reduce costs."

Today's business environment is extremely competitive, and the pressure has never been higher to work faster, more efficiently and more consistently. Each batch run must be perfectly executed. Every aspect of production must be perfectly documented, and companies must be able to repeat the so-called 'golden batch' time and time again.

Coetzee concludes: "With this latest version of Proficy Batch, users will find the critical tools to achieve the highest levels of implementation efficiency, production quality and system connectivity - and transform production processes into a powerful competitive advantage."

About GE Industrial - GE Fanuc Automation division

The GE Fanuc Automation division of GE Industrial is a joint venture between GE and Fanuc of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, the GE Fanuc Automation division provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Industrial and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments.

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For more information contact Daniel Coetzee, GE Industrial - GE Fanuc Automation, 031 583 2602,,

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