Enhanced Recipe Management for Food Mixer

Enhanced Recipe Management for Food Mixer


We were required to provide a solution that would increase the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of a homogeneous mixer to blend liquid and powder. Using a rigid system that only allowed a fix number of steps and materials due to ladder programming in the customer’s existing system, we had to develop a solution that would resolve their limitations.


Their existing solution required two separate systems to attain desired results and batching sequence that was not flexible and configurable by users.

Customer Requirements

  1. Mid-range control, HMI, Drive and Safety.
  2. Expand the number of steps and materials within the system.
  3. Ability to change recipes and save for future use.
  4. Integration into power and field devices.


We used Logix Batch and Sequence Manager (LBSM) based on ISA88 to process the object (code and graphics) to run a batch with configured steps. Ideal for stand-alone units (mixers, blenders, reactors), this solution makes it extremely configurable and easy to use. This gives flexibility for recipe management, single-unit supervision and control with support for multiple units.

By integrating the Powerflex Variable Frequency Drive into the Logix controllers, the Automatic Device Configuration feature allows for easy replacement of faulty drives, and automatic program downloads from the controller to the new drive, minimising downtime.

System Architecture


The LBSM significantly reduces engineering and commissioning time, while speeding up the time to market and eliminate engagement costs for process changes. The integration into power components provides an immediate and measurable impact on asset availability, operational efficiency, and energy management.

With the new system, the end user can now enjoy the safety of monitoring energized devices on operator screens, receive a mixture of data types, and save development time.

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HoST, founded back in 1990, operates in the industrial automation market across Singapore and parts of South East Asia. HoST’s vision is to be a company that delivers customer-centric values to address evolving business needs. HoST has been mainly recognised as the sole authorised distributor of Allen-Bradley Company in Singapore. Over the years, HoST has not only established strong ties with its various business partners but have continued to build new and successful business relationships to provide its customers with the best-in-class solutions that are available in this competitive market. HoST ever-expanding portfolio of solutions makes up the three core pillars of its business, specifically in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Industrial Network and Security, as well as Carbon Footprint Reduction, which reflect HoST’s commitment to innovation and sustainable growth.

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