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New Honeywell Unit Helps Plants Use the Internet of Things

Honeywell Process Solutions has launched a new business unit geared toward assisting manufacturers in using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIot), the company announced Wednesday.

The "Digital Transformation unit" will help businesses deploy technologies that aid in data management and analysis, which improves the safety, reliability, efficiency of operations.

“We are entering a new era in the process industries. Advanced computing, mobility, cloud-based solutions, enterprise digitization are beginning to enable the next big revolution in performance and operations: turning data into actionable knowledge,” said Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of the new unit, in a press release.

The process industry generates more than 2.5 billion gigabytes of data daily, according to Hird, and industrial data collection is expected to grow in the next five years.

“Since HPS’s introduction of the modern automation control system, we have helped plants and manufacturing sites around the world use an increasing amount of data to solve customer’s productivity and safety challenges” said Vimal Kapur, HPS president. “As manufacturers are looking to take the next step to manage and exploit data across multiple sites in locations across the globe, our new business unit will be a focused resource to provide that expertise.”

Some Honeywell technologies that are used by manufacturers to manage and interpret data are DynAMo alarm and operations management; Industrial Cyber Security Risk Manager, a proactive monitoring system for cyber risks in industrial settings; Assurance 360, a cooperative service agreement to support and optimize the performance of Honeywell control systems; and Honeywell Pulse, a mobile app that enables plant managers to monitor operations in real-time on a smartphone.

At this year’s International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition in Rosemont, IL, Carlos Ortiz, lead IoT solutions architect from KII Corporation is leading a presentation on May 4 discussing t he future of sensors and embedded systems, and how companies can adopt IoT into their manufacturing processes.

Get more information or register for the International Powder & Bulk Solids Conference & Exhibition, May 3-5, 2016

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