Honeywell is the world's leading supplier of automation solutions to the process industries. Our solutions provide advanced capabilities
that optimize your process and business operations and serve your financial goals. Based on more than three decades of leadership in the process control industry, Honeywell provides
comprehensive solutions ranging from field measurement to advanced business optimization.
Honeywell pioneered the concept of distributed digital process control with the introduction of the first Distributed Control System (DCS)
25 years ago and today delivers the most advanced industrial automation systems available. More than 125,000 Honeywell systems have been sold worldwide.
Honeywell Systems Technology
TotalPlant Solution system -- the industry's most advanced, open automation system
Introduced in 1996, Honeywell's TotalPlant
Solution (TPS) system is the
first industrial automation system designed to unify business and control information throughout a plant or mill. Designed to meet the need for large systems, the TPS system provides a
powerful solution for meeting plant process performance, asset capability, and business needs. Its state-of-the-art human interface, the Global
User Station (GUS), is one of the most widely used Windows NT workstation in the process industries. GUS makes plant-wide information easily accessible. Vivid, three
dimensional looking displays help you visualize operations clearly.
The TPS System:
Delivers the best-value solution for meeting plant process performance, asset capability, and business needs
Extends Honeywell's "open, yet secure" capabilities up into the open information and application environment and down into the
Unifies business and control information for better decision making, with seamless integration to the enterprise
Provides near real-time business control capabilities
Protects your investments with Consistent Evolution and maximizes your Total Value of Ownership
PlantScape® -- one integrated system for true hybrid control
With the PlantScape®
Hybrid Control System,
Honeywell has once again led the industry and defined the next generation of process automation with True Hybrid Control. The cost-effective PlantScape system is a modular, scalable
Windows NT-based platform for your hybrid control requirements: regulatory control, high-speed logic, sequential and batch control, building and environmental control, and safety
management. It includes a powerful human-machine interface, alarm system, and history, trending, and reporting capabilities.
PlantScape uses Honeywell's patented Distributed
Server Architecture (DSA) to allow multiple PlantScape systems to operate as one integrated system -- plant-wide or worldwide -- without duplication of engineering effort.
DSA is designed to handle the most demanding remote requirements even over slower wide-area networks. The
result is a truly integrated system that delivers the highest possible performance.
PlantScape is designed to provide the highest value and lowest possible life-cycle cost of ownership. This is made possible by:
- Object-oriented tools to quickly and easily build reusable control strategies
- Technical documentation and on-line technical support via Internet-based browsers to maximize productivity
- Up-to-date, cost-effective, robust packaging and design
- Completely integrated controller and system databases to minimize project effort and maintenance
- Applications that deliver value by applying the power of PlantScape,
such as Profit®
Suite for Batch, Uniformance®Database
Analysis, and Profit
- Competitive differentiators such as out-of-the box user-ready displays, interfaces to third-party systems, and server and controller redundancy
Providing improved levels of business performance that are essential in today's global and highly competitive marketplace requires the
effective unification of business and process systems. PlantScape can exchange information with systems such as SAP R/3, Honeywell's Uniformance software, and the TPS system, using
technologies such as ODBC, Advanced DDE, and OPC.
Honeywell Safety Management Systems -- protecting the environment, plants, and equipment
Honeywell provides a full range of value-added safety services and can help design and implement the right
technical solutions for maximizing safety and productivity. Honeywell's
Fail Safe Controller (FSC) ® is
the world's leading process safeguarding system that is used in high-integrity safety-critical applications all around the globe. The FSC is certified by TÜV for use in safety
applications, and was the first safety solution to obtain certification in the U.S. for the UL 1998 and ANSI/ISA S84.01 standards.
The FSC system is a user-programmable, modular, microprocessor-based safety system that can perform a wide range of high-integrity process
control and safety functions, including:
High-integrity process control
Burner/boiler management systems
Process safeguarding and emergency shutdown
Turbine and compressor safeguarding
Fire and gas detection systems, and
As part of a Honeywell TotalPlant
system, PlantScape Hybrid Control System,
or in stand-alone configurations, FSC-based safeguarding solutions form the basis for functional safety, providing protection of people, plant equipment, and the
environment combined with optimum availability of plant operation.
The design of the FSC
® system is based on both qualitative and quantitative safety system technologies. From a qualitative perspective, the FSC continuously monitors the correct
operation of its hardware, ensuring that it is able to respond accurately to any defined process demand. The system is also able to detect faults in field loops and field equipment.
Extensive system and field diagnostics support plant operators in assessing the consequences of faults for process operation, and aid maintenance engineers in allocating and resolving
detected problems efficiently and effectively. High quantitative rating (optimal Mean Time Between Failure) is accomplished through a redundant system
architecture and the use of high-quality electronic components and design methods.
Da Vinci Precision Measurement --
Quality Control System for papermaking
Honeywell is the global leader in providing pulp
and paper solutions that improve performance. These solutions boost performance by increasing product quality and production efficiency, helping to achieve better customer
service, enabling more flexible production coordination, and reducing costs
VinciTM System is widely recognized as the premier paper machine Quality Control System (QCS). Paper mills around the world have experienced significant cost
savings and improved product quality after implementing the system. Da Vinci delivers continuous sheet quality measurement and control of the paper machine to optimize product quality
and machine efficiency. Based entirely on open industry standards, such as NT, ActiveX, OPC, and ODBC, Da Vinci leverages the best of current technology while ensuring a cost-effective
upgrade path for the future. Enhanced process visibility through color maps and high-frequency variability analysis is combined with state-of-the-art multivariable control to optimize
quality and reduce grade change and reject production. High-frequency quality variations are matched to stock pulsations and press nip vibrations to further
improve operation and efficiency.
Da Vinci™ QCS is engineered to provide:
Precision Platform 4000, scanner and sensors
Performance Multivariable MD, supervisor
Performance CD, supervisor cross-direction control
Performance Color, supervisory color control
Machine Sentinel, machine monitoring
Alcont automation system for process control – A Mill-wide solution to unify the whole organization
Alcont is an open distributed process control
system designed and developed to withstand the demanding conditions of the process industries. It is a system that truly enables product-oriented process control, improves operational
results, and provides real information about the entire mill, its products and processes. Based on the Windows NT platform, the TotalPlant
Alcont system easily integrates with other Windows applications to ensure a free flow of information throughout the entire organization.
A single, modular hardware and software family provides TotalPlant
Alcont with scalability to fully meet the requirements of the smallest applications, all the way to mill-wide systems. TotalPlant
Alcont can control continuous and batch processes, machines, stand-alone drives, and line drives. TotalPlant
Alcont tools cover the most efficient control methods for today's process industry, both conventional and advanced, such as fuzzy logic,
optimization, neural nets and statistical process control.
Alcont system's process connection is designed for maximum reliability. It connects to the process
via open Field Controllers and various fieldbus instruments, or via Process Modules using conventional I/O cards. The Process Modules and the Field Controllers are provided with
identical control tools including significant processing capacity to match the most exacting control requirements, such as fast machine controls.
Alcont system software and hardware has been designed for reliable operations and high-end product quality, as manifested by the following
proven system benefits:
Alcont hardware design ensures reliable operation regardless of moisture, vibration, heat and other environmental hazards and allows reliable system
distribution to the field conditions
Critical system parts are redundant for uncompromising reliability
Honeywell's unique consistent evolution policy and technical upgrading provides a means to easily keep the TotalPlant
Alcont system up to date.
- A powerful graphic application design, simulation and test environment that enables the management of complex control structures
- An open field controller unifies the use of different fieldbus types in one system.
Honeywell Industrial Control, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, is a $3
billion global leader in the supply of automation systems, advanced software
solutions and value-added services used in a variety of industries including
refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, oil and gas, pulp and paper,
pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, and power generation. Industrial
Control is also a leading global supplier of sensors, switches and control
products for automotive, information technology, consumer, aviation and
industrial applications. For inquiries, call 1-800-288-7491 or access
www.iac.honeywell.com or www.honeywell.com/sensing.