DMC engineers started with an existing recipe database from the client. The database contained recipes for the manufacturer’s entire Topeka, Kansas facility. DMC redesigned the database schema with the goal of modernizing and simplifying the recipe system. Next engineers wrote a web server back-end to interface with the database.
The final step was creating a UI to meet customer specifications regarding front-end recipe management, which involved creation, deletion, import, export, and modification of recipes. The UI also included user management and allowed the client to download recipes to the PLC through AVEVA Wonderware.
This solution streamlined and simplified the client’s recipe editing and management process. It allowed users to input recipes without requiring their presence on the factory floor.
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