CMS - Chemical Management System

Eliminate 'out of specification' batches and implement paperless traceability

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CMS - Chemical Management System | Chemical Traceability Software

Chemical Management System

V5 Chemical Management System is the perfect way to ensure chemical traceability. Chemicals are measured & traced accurately, without costly giveaway or out-of-specification batches. CMS is the ultimate in Chemical Batching Systems / Chemical Traceability Software.

The system ensures each weighed ingredient has enforced +/- tolerances, preventing formulation completion until all chemicals are accurately weighed using the green target zone.

CMS – Chemical Management System validates lot numbers (barcode & rfid), providing real time inventory usage and eliminating costly traceability paperwork.  SG Systems provide ERP Integration Services – See ERP Page

Hundreds of configuration options exist in the standard system, enabling each workstation to be setup to handle many applications including batch, campaign and combination weighing.

The V5 Chemical Management System provides effortless compliance with NADCAP (for resin, glass, composite, paint weigh ups) and many other quality standards.

CMS - Chemical Management System | Chemical Traceability Software
CMS - Chemical Management System | Chemical Traceability Software
CMS - Chemical Management System | Chemical Traceability Software
CMS - Chemical Management System | Chemical Traceability Software

User Friendly Touch Screens

CMS – Chemical Management System allows management to schedule production plans (or import from ERP) to 1 or more area specific terminals.

Each formula step has unique conditions (weighed, non-weighed, counted, bulk control ect) and jobs can be weighed in ‘Batch’ or ‘Campaign’ mode (campaign weighing allows common ingredients from 1 or more jobs to be weighed simultaneously.

Chemical Batching Systems allows inventory rotation.  Commodity specific messaging ensures operator confirmation with requirements such as Safety Instructions, Toxic Materials & NADCAP staging requirements within the Chemical Traceability Software.

Chemical Traceability Software
Chemical Traceability Software

Safety, SOP’s & QA

Commodity specific messaging ensures operator confirmation with requirements such as Safety Instructions, HACCP & SOP’s.

Import the latest GHS Safety & Allergen Symbols to display to operators at the correct time, each time.

Create a custom library of quality assurance questions and answers to facilitate the requirements of HACCP, COSHH, SOP’s and GMP (plus many other qualify and safety standards).

CMS – Chemical Management System records responses to batch specific questions, allowing for a paperless QA environment.

CMS - Chemical Management System | Chemical Traceability Software

Batch / RFID Labels

Many label printing options exist to identify the needs of certain WIP / Batch printing applications.  (Click here for finished product label printing).

Standard Label Fields

Job Number, Batch Number, Recipe Code, Recipe Description, Operator Code, Operator Name, Produced Date & Time, Batch Expiration Date & Time, Mix Size, Batch Size, Nett & Gross Weighing, Container Count.

Labeling Events (batch events which generate labels)

Batch end, container change (prompted of programmed), separate ingredients, non-weighed items (whole bags etc), suspended batch, aborted batch.

V5 Formula Control Scale System
V5 Formula Control Scale System
CMS - Chemical Management System
CMS - Chemical Management System
CMS - Chemical Management System
CMS - Chemical Management System
CMS - Chemical Management System
CMS - Chemical Management System

Hardware Specifications

CMS – Chemical Management System Touch Screen is a NEMA4X (IP69) heavy industrial computer designed for harsh manufacturing  applications. It is usually supplied with a stainless steel fabricated stand with a built in scale, however the terminal can be supplied and connected to most existing scales and balances using internal connections.

The terminal is constructed using compression seals to maximize ingress protection.  Cables entries are sealed and protected.

The Chemical Batching Systems are supplied with software applications which run on Windows or Linux as a background operating system.

Stainless steel stands, scales and printer enclosures are fully welded and polished to high manufacturing standards.

Supported Peripherals

  • Weighing Equipment (4 x analogue inputs, 4 x serial RS232 inputs).
  • Bar-code Readers (hardwired USB or Bluetooth)
  • Label & RFID Printers (network)
  • Report Printers (network)
  • Temperature Probes (serial RS232)
  • PLC & switchgear (serial or network)


The chemical traceability terminals utilize TCP/IP communications to a database using a wired or wireless LAN.  This allows multiple Chemical Traceability Software Terminals to communicate with a central database.  Terminal support is conducted using VNC or RDC.


  1. What is a Chemical Management System (CMS)? The Chemical Management System is a specialized solution designed to ensure accurate traceability and management of chemicals in manufacturing processes. It accurately measures and traces chemicals, avoiding costly overuse or creation of out-of-specification batches, making it a critical tool in chemical batching and traceability.

  2. How does CMS ensure chemical traceability? CMS ensures chemical traceability by enforcing +/- tolerances for each weighed ingredient. It prevents the completion of formulations until all chemicals are accurately weighed, thereby maintaining precise control over chemical usage in production.
  3. Can CMS track lot numbers and inventory? Yes, CMS validates lot numbers using barcode and RFID technology, providing real-time inventory usage. This feature eliminates the need for extensive traceability paperwork and enhances inventory management.
  4. What industries can benefit from using CMS? CMS is particularly beneficial for industries that deal with chemical processing, including resin, glass, composite, and paint manufacturing. It ensures compliance with quality standards and improves traceability in these sectors.
  5. Is the CMS user-friendly? Yes, the CMS features user-friendly touch screens and allows management to schedule production plans or import them from ERP systems. Its interface is designed for easy use in manufacturing environments.
  6. Does CMS support compliance with industry standards? CMS supports compliance with various industry standards, including NADCAP for resin, glass, composite, and paint weigh-ups, as well as other quality standards, ensuring that manufacturing processes meet regulatory requirements.
  7. What configuration options does CMS offer? CMS offers hundreds of configuration options, allowing each workstation to be set up for a variety of applications. This flexibility makes it adaptable to different manufacturing scenarios and chemical handling requirements.
  8. How does CMS contribute to safety in chemical handling? CMS ensures safety in chemical handling by incorporating commodity-specific messaging. This feature requires operator confirmation for safety instructions, toxic materials handling, and NADCAP staging requirements within the software.
  9. Can CMS integrate with Safety, SOPs, and QA processes? CMS facilitates safety, SOPs, and quality assurance processes by allowing the import of GHS safety and allergen symbols and creating a custom library of QA questions and answers. This integration enhances the safety and quality of chemical handling.
  10. Does CMS offer batch and RFID labeling options? CMS provides various labeling options for batch identification, including job number, batch number, recipe code, and operator details. This feature aids in maintaining traceability throughout the manufacturing process.
  11. What hardware specifications does CMS require? The CMS touch screen is designed for harsh manufacturing applications and is typically supplied with a stainless steel stand and built-in scale. It can be connected to most existing scales and balances, making it versatile for different manufacturing setups.
  12. What kind of peripheral support does CMS offer? CMS supports a range of peripherals, including weighing equipment, barcode readers, label and RFID printers, temperature probes, and PLC & switchgear. This extensive support enhances its functionality in various manufacturing environments.
  13. How does CMS handle networking and communication? CMS utilizes TCP/IP communications for database connectivity, allowing multiple terminals to communicate with a central database. This networking capability ensures coordinated management across different manufacturing locations.
  14. What is the role of CMS in inventory rotation and commodity management? CMS plays a crucial role in inventory rotation and commodity management by allowing for campaign weighing and ensuring operator confirmation for specific commodity requirements, enhancing efficiency and safety.
  15. How does CMS impact operational efficiency? By automating chemical traceability and management, CMS significantly improves operational efficiency. It reduces manual errors, saves time, and ensures that chemical usage is optimized for each production batch.
  16. Can CMS be customized for specific manufacturing needs? Yes, CMS is highly customizable and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of various chemical handling and manufacturing processes, ensuring that it aligns with individual business requirements.
  17. Does CMS provide real-time data and reporting? CMS is capable of providing real-time data on chemical usage and inventory levels. Its reporting capabilities allow for detailed insights into chemical handling, usage, and stock levels, aiding in decision-making and planning.
  18. How does CMS support environmental compliance? By ensuring accurate chemical usage and reducing waste, CMS supports environmental compliance. It helps manufacturers adhere to environmental standards and regulations related to chemical handling and disposal.
  19. What training and support are available for CMS? SG Systems provides comprehensive training and support for CMS, ensuring that users can effectively implement and utilize the system in their manufacturing processes.
  20. How does CMS contribute to product quality and consistency? CMS contributes to product quality and consistency by ensuring that the right amount of chemicals is used in each batch. This precision in chemical handling leads to more consistent product quality and reduces the likelihood of out-of-specification batches.

With V5 Traceability installed, batches are achieved with great accuracy!

Les Howell, Illes Seasonings & Flavors