Codes and Standards

Update for ISA-95 specification released

MESA International announced the release of Version 7 of the B2MML and BatchML specifications, which allows companies to integrate business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management systems with manufacturing systems.

By MESA International November 24, 2020

MESA International announced the release of Version 7 of the B2MML and BatchML specifications. B2MML (Business to Manufacturing Markup Language) and BatchML (Batch Markup Language) are XML schema definitions that are implementations of the ISA-95 Enterprise/Control System Standard. The BatchML schemas were integrated into the B2MML namespace several versions ago, therefore the downloads and documentation of B2MML also includes BatchML files.

This major release supports the 2018/19 versions of the ISA-95 and IEC 62264 specifications. Version 7 adds important new elements to B2MML including spatial locations, material and other resource testing information, standardized error message handling, and work calendars. This version also includes the first B2MML-JSON schema definition, supporting transfers of JSON files in addition to XML files.

Dennis Brandl, member of the MESA XML Committee responsible for the B2MML standard updates and a contributor to Control Engineering, said in a press release: “This version has undergone extensive testing and reviews to ensure that the ISA-95 standard is fully implemented in B2MML V7. We’re excited about the updates made to the specifications to bring them up to date with the ISA-95 standard, as well as the new features that have been added.”

Companies interested in following ISA-95 for integration projects may use B2MML to integrate business systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management systems with manufacturing systems such as control systems and manufacturing execution systems. B2MML is a complete implementation of ISA-95. Any company may use B2MML royalty free provided credit is given to MESA.

– Edited from a MESA International press release by CFE Media. MESA International is a CFE Media content partner.


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