Honeywell launches new programmable logic controller

HoneywellPLCThe PLC will be offered to end users, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies. (Image Source: Honeywell)Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has launched its ControlEdge programmable logic controller (PLC), a new addition to its next generation family of controllers

The new controller, like others in the range, leverages the power of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

It uses OPC UA protocol and built-in cyber security for smooth integration to a range of instruments, equipment and software from multiple vendors. According to the company, ControlEdge is the first PLC to offer Universal I/O, providing remote configuration and late design change flexibility for improved project implementation.

HPS process management and control business vice-president Jason Urso said, “ControlEdge PLC delivers a unique integration capability when combined with Experion PKS by leveraging Universal I/O technology and Honeywell’s LEAP project execution methodology. Projects that combine both Experion and ControlEdge PLC can benefit from substantially reduced project risk, eliminate the impact of late I/O changes, and dramatically simplify project execution. Further, with Honeywell providing both distributed control systems and PLC, we simplify process operations by providing equipment with common lifecycle and a highly reliable integration connection versus a custom interface. This integrated offering provides significant lifecycle cost savings, less engineering and higher reliability.”

The controller 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.

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