Honeywell releases ControlEdge programmable logic controller

Honeywell releases ControlEdge programmable logic controller

June 16, 2016 – Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) launched its ControlEdge Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), a new addition to Honeywell’s next generation family of controllers leveraging the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

ControlEdge PLC, combined with Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), is designed to provide secure connectivity and tight integration to devices from multiple vendors, with easy configuration, efficient operations, and reduced maintenance. ControlEdge PLC uses OPC UA protocol and built-in cyber security for smooth integration to a range of instruments, equipment and software from multiple vendors. ControlEdge PLC also offers Universal I/O, providing remote configuration and late design change flexibility for improved project implementation.

ControlEdge PLC is focused on process industries requiring discrete control for specific PLC applications, such as water treatment; balance of plant modular equipment, terminal automation, and coal/ash handling. The PLC will be offered to end users, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies.

The emergence of the IIoT represents a digital transformation of manufacturing that shifts the source of competitive advantage away from physical machinery and toward information. ControlEdge is designed to provide an IIoT-ready open platform that enables users to better leverage data across their assets.

About Honeywell Process Solutions

Honeywell Process Solutions is a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas; refining; pulp and paper; industrial power generation; chemicals and petrochemicals; biofuels; life sciences; and metals, minerals and mining industries. It is also a leader in providing software solutions and instrumentation that help manufacturers find value and competitive advantage in digital transformation through the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

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