HOUSTON, TX – Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) launches 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), provides 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 is the first PLC to offer 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. Built on a proven and capable platform, ControlEdge provides an IIoT-ready open platform that enables users to better leverage data across their assets.
Honeywell’s IIoT portfolio of technologies is helping manufacturers leverage data to operate their plants more safely and efficiently. Honeywell’s IIoT solutions are also helping reduce unplanned downtime and off-spec products by building IIoT ecosystems that leverage data, advanced analytics and deep domain knowledge.