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New Honeywell ControlEdge PLC promises to “dramatically reduces” integration costs


August 8, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Aug. 8, 2017 – The newest release of the ControlEdge Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) from Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) promises to deliver a “significant reduction” in integration efforts and project costs as well as increased security and availability through enhanced cybersecurity for industrial facilities.

Combined with Honeywell’s Experion distributed control system (DCS), the PLC is suitable for various plant applications, such as equipment and device level control, says HPS. It is part of the ControlEdge next generation family of controllers offering “unprecedented, secure connectivity” through all levels of process and business operations, the company notes, adding that Experion and ControlEdge PLC leverage a common Human Machine Interface (HMI) platform, to provide field device commissioning and improved device diagnostics. ControlEdge PLC provides an IIoT-ready open platform that uses OPC Unified Architecture (UA) as a communication protocol and enables users to better leverage data across their assets, adds HPS.