Honeywell has upgraded Experion PMD, boosting the range and functionality of its comprehensive automation solution for controlling processes, machinery and drives through a single system.
The new release of Experion’s integrated Process, Machinery and Drive control, (PMD) reportedly widens the scope of the solution further, and aims to integrate several other products like Alarm Management, Integrated Historian, OneWireless and Digital Video Manager solutions for the first time.
The release, named Release 800, also adds a new field controller, Field Controller Express (FCE).
“With Experion PMD the result is better quality, more efficient production, and reduced maintenance and project lead times,” said Brad Garnett, business director of Pulp, Paper & Continuous Web Solutions at Honeywell Process Solutions.
He added: “The updates in Release 800 make it a truly all-encompassing automation solution for pulp and paper manufacturers, as well as others in the chemicals, metals, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage industries.”
A single, consistent set of engineering tools across these levels should, according to Honeywell, mean lower capital costs and enable cost effective execution of production line and plant-wide control.
The company claims benefits will include reduced database maintenance, easier training, increased access to diagnostic information, single alarm and event logging, and faster control responses.