Traceability is Key
The basic requirements for lot/batch control are designed to provide complete traceability of a product and its components in the event that a problem occurs. This allows you, the manufacturer, to identify and isolate any suspect batch of product and conduct a root cause analysis on the problem. Once the root cause has been identified, corrective action can be taken and the product's disposition can be determined.
All of our automated manufacturing systems for life sciences customers are designed with lot/batch control incorporated right from the initial design stage. This type of control includes features designed to facilitate line clearance and restocking, plus operating modes developed to produce the exact quantities of product required, and finally modes to empty the machine of components once the lot/batch has been completed.