Honeywell Process Solutions presents the latest version of its comprehensive automation solution, the Experion PMD designed for controlling processes, machinery and drives through a single system.
Delivering increased integration and better range and functionality, Experion’s integrated Process, Machinery and Drive (PMD) control widens the scope of the solution further, integrating Experion Alarm Management, Experion Integrated Historian, OneWireless and Digital Video Manager solutions for the first time.
Release 800 also adds a new Field Controller Express (FCE) controller with over 60% more controller point capacity, integrated Profibus and TotalPlant Alcont UPLINE/IOLINE highway interface, native peer-to-peer connectivity with Experion MX and the Experion PKS controller family through parameter connection and a single point of data entry.
Brad Garnett, business director, Pulp, Paper & Continuous Web Solutions at Honeywell Process Solutions explains that the latest release of Experion PMD enables better quality, more efficient production, and reduced maintenance and project lead times. The new updates make the Experion PMD 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.
PMD controllers can be used on all control levels for implementing advanced controls, fast machine controls and process controls. A single, consistent set of engineering tools across these levels means lower capital costs, enabling cost effective execution of production line and plant-wide control.
Key benefits include reduced database maintenance, easier training, increased access to diagnostic information, single alarm and event logging, and faster control responses.
The fully scalable Experion PMD Release 800 continues to support migration from Honeywell’s TotalPlant Alcont (TPA) systems. Customers migrating to Experion PMD are able to reuse many existing TPA assets to minimise costs, and commissioning and start-up times.