Standard Profits: Make2Pack and ISA88
David Chappell is chair of the Make2Pack/ISA88 Part 5 standards development effort, with Complete Manufacturing Automation Associates - LLC, and retired Proctor & Gamble section manager for batch technologies. Help ISA88 committee members increase dialog about, completion of, interest in, and use of Make2Pack. Join in with your comments or questions to help the standard along, on your way to gaining competitive advantage, reducing overall costs by half. David A. Chappell, Make2Pack chair, and other ISA88 Part 5 committee members provide intelligence and specific links for this effort, spanning OMAC, WBF, and ISA standards efforts.
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Make2Pack ISA88 Part 5: A little less because Part 1 is more
August 05, 2010
With the ISA88 Part 1 now out for what is sure to be the final vote, it really makes sense to push Part 5 through to completion. Here are some Part 1 highlights that will ease the burden for Part 5. Thanks Part 1 members!
- There was an effort to identify a different and new type of "control" that was needed by Part 5. What we got was a "generic Equipment Module" that is not recipe aware. This is a really big deal.
- There are also updated state diagrams in Part 1 and a more complete version in an annex that meets the needs that Part 5 had been struggling with.
- And another is operating schemes: mutually exclusive process actions executed by the same equipment module. This is a core part of the Resource Management issues of Part 5.
Make2Pack Part 5 working group is currently holding meetings the first Tuesday of every Month that goes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. USA Eastern time (adjusted for Daylight savings time) and the third Thursday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. USA Eastern Time.
The group is deep into developing the Working Draft 6 that it hopes to have out for review early fall 2010. Feel free to join in the fun! Let me know if you’d like to attend a meeting (phone and online), email me comments, or leave a comment below.
- David A. Chappell, Complete Manufacturing Automation associates - LLC