Honeywell on Friday inaugurated a new automation
solution center (ASC) in Singapore as a part of its global
deployment of demonstration hubs around the world.
Designed to showcase Honeywell Process Solutions
technologies to customers and partners in the Asia Pacific
region, the company says the new center will help
customers appreciate how Honeywell technologies can improve
their operational safety, reliability and efficiency.
The award winning Experion process knowledge system
and the next generation Experion Orion will be amongst
the Honeywell control and safety systems showcased in this
Our customers face an intensely competitive global environment and the establishment of
this centre will help them to understand and deploy key
technologies that can enhance their competitiveness, said
Leong Hon Mun, sales director in South East Asia for Honeywell
Honeywells solutions can help reduce risks during
project pre-deployment and improve
bottom-line performance during operations. We are pleased to
make this investment as part of Honeywells commitment to
the Asia Pacific region.
The ASC is equipped to showcase advanced Honeywell
technologies such as Virtualization and Universal I/O. These
technologies allow customers to build control strategies in a
Honeywell-equipped project center and check them
prior to putting equipment on the ground.
Honeywell says that virtualization reduces equipment
lifecycle costs for customers. For example, a 30-node system of
operator stations, engineering stations and servers can be
consolidated down to just five virtual machine servers in a
This is an 80% reduction in maintenance, space, energy use
and better security is achieved as well, said
Meanwhile, the deployment of Universal I/O results in
significantly lower project costs and risks for
customers, Honeywell says.
The solutions hub also showcases other key
Honeywell technologies, such as open field networks, operator
training simulators, advanced process control, optimization,
supply chain management and manufacturing execution systems,
providing a mix of virtual and physical experiences for
This Singapore-based center also supports field demo units
deployed in each of the Asia Pacific countries. These units
provide virtual demonstrations at customer sites by leveraging
the servers in the center through cloud technologies.