Process knowledge highlights Honeywell users’ conference

More than 600 attendees from 26 countries participated in Honeywell's 31st annual Users' Group Symposium here on June 14-17. Topics presented at the conference covered Honeywell's products and services, but the focus was on Experion PKS (process knowledge system), security, and wireless technologies.

By Staff July 1, 2004

More than 600 attendees from 26 countries participated in Honeywell’s 31st annual Users’ Group Symposium here on June 14-17. Topics presented at the conference covered Honeywell’s products and services, but the focus was on Experion PKS (process knowledge system), security, and wireless technologies.

Honeywell reports it has sold more than 1,000 Experion PKSs since its introduction last year. Building on the quick success of the Experion platform, most of the forthcoming products announced at the user conference are affiliated with Experion PKS. Experion extends the basic functions of a distributed control system into a platform that delivers intelligence across process, assets, business, and people for better decision-making by operations and management. More details will follow in coming weeks as products are officially rolled out, but these new products will include:

  • Honeywell I.O.N. (Integrated Operator Node) enables legacy Honeywell TDC Universal stations to become operator consoles with Experion functionality. Honeywell says this transformation takes less than 10 minutes, and can be performed without replacing any operator consoles.

  • Experion R210 is the next upgrade to Experion that integrates upcoming Experion applications.

  • Operations Management Pro (OM Pro) R200 includes technology developed with research from the Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) consortium. OM Pro sends immediate notifications of process disturbances, so operators can continuously monitor plant performance to achieve economic targets.

  • Workcenter R210 gives users access to information about production, quality, and performance for collaborative decision-making.

  • Uniformance PHD210 makes data visible throughout the entire enterprise for better communication between workers.

  • ProfitSuite R220 provides advanced control and optimization applications for maximizing production capacity, flexibility, and asset utilization, while reducing time to market.

  • POMSnet is a production management tool for the life sciences that manages specifications for products, materials, and equipment and complies with CFR 21 Part 11 and ISA manufacturing standards.

  • OptiVision R220 is an order fulfillment system for the pulp and paper industry that handles orders, production, quality, inventory management, and advanced planning and scheduling.