Industry 4.0 & Smart Manufacturing
Honeywell, Sparks Dynamics collaborate on IIoT solutions
November 17, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Nov. 17, 2016 – Honeywell and Sparks Dynamics want to help industrial customers leverage the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and make their operations safer, more efficient and more reliable.
According to the parties, Honeywell’s capabilities in data consolidation, cyber and software development along with with Sparks Dynamics’ “deep” domain knowledge will “allow the expansion of a robust IIoT ecosystem that will help customers solve previously unsolvable problems.”
Honeywell said its partnership with all collaborators, including Sparks Dynamics, will leverage the IIoT to help customers minimize unplanned shutdowns, maximize output, minimize safety risk and optimize supply chain strategies.
“A robust ecosystem is one of three key steps to an effective IIoT,” said Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions’ Digital Transformation business. “First, you need to have secure access to the vast amount of operational data being collected; second you need the capability to accurately and quickly analyze that data; and finally, you must have the domain knowledge to understand how to deploy information to benefit the operation. Spark Dynamic’s elite domain expertise in the world of compressed air solutions makes the Honeywell-Sparks Dynamics IIoT ecosystem unique for our customers.”
“Sparks Dynamics will work with Honeywell to provide compressed air management, systems engineering, energy analysis and assistance with analytics development,” added Mac Mottley, Sparks Dynamics CEO. “An important part of this will be working with Honeywell to introduce a joint compressed air solution to the mid- to large-sized industrial plants.”