- July 13, 2010
- Honeywell Process Solutions
July 13, 2010 ‚Äì Honeywell enhanced its 900 Control Station touch screen operator interface, part of the HC900 Control System, used in industrial facilities to control standalone processes and SCADA applications. The 900 Control Station includes features that allow engineers to more quickly configure the system and operators to monitor their processes more efficiently and reduce data entry error.The HC900 Control System includes hybrid control solutions used in processes such as thermal control in boilers, furnaces, kilns and dryers. It is also ideal for small-unit processing in pharmaceutical, chemical, bio-fuel and pilot-plant applications. Its newly enhanced features include thermal batch management and reporting, expanded remote access, improved alarm monitoring and security for standalone and small process control applications.Process alarming from the HC900 controller, for instance, is now integrated into the operator interface, which means plants save installation time by not having to set up separate display alarming. Additionally, the system features automated barcode data entry, which allows operators to quickly enter required batch identification data and reduces chances for human error. Operators can also access data from the interface via cell phone to remotely monitor the system.The HC900 Control System is also available through Honeywell‚Äôs network of distributors and system integrators. ‚ÄúMany plants today need smaller and contained control systems for standalone or SCADA applications where a distributed control system would be overkill for these applications,‚Äù said Henri Tausch, Vice President and General Manager. ‚ÄúAdditionally, more of our customers need to handle batch applications that don‚Äôt require complex recipe or procedure management. The enhancements we‚Äôve made to the HC900 Control System will make it easier for those plants to deploy the solution they need for these challenges in a more-efficient manner.‚ÄùHoneywell International is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell‚Äôs shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell‚Äôs Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.