Honeywell has introduced its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS).
Honeywell claims that Experion PKS Orion is the first industrial process system to use Universal Channel Technology to remotely configure process and safety systems additional hardware.
Moreover, it comes with a virtualization solution including complete package of hardware, software, skills, guidance and best practices, training and support from Honeywell.
“Honeywell has a long history of technology leadership in industrial automation, and Experion PKS Orion is a major leap in innovation, system flexibility and cyber security,” says Jason Urso, vice president-Technology, Honeywell Process Solutions.
“Universal Channel Technology simplifies engineering and configuration during the design stage of a project, which can save up to 33 percent of the installation costs. It provides the industry’s most complete portfolio of turnkey virtualization solutions for improved open systems management and reliability in the industrial domain, leading to significant reductions in the total cost of ownership,” Urso added.
Honeywell claims that it is the only company to use Universal Channel Technology to liberate safety and process I/O, as well as the control cabinets, from channel type dependency. This concept offers flexibility in I/O type, thus eliminating the need for custom hardware alignment with different I/O configurations.
“Late changes which often result in costly project delays can now be done through remote access – rather than manipulating hardware in the field. What previously took days or even weeks can now be done in minutes,” said Frank Whitsura, vice president and general manager-Projects & Automation Solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions.
For existing customers, Experion virtualization solutions reduce system lifecycle management costs by 30 percent via non-disruptive hardware upgrades, insulation of operating system to computer hardware dependencies, simplified maintenance and provisioning of control system computer nodes, efficient upgrades, greatly reduced physical node count and increased system availability.