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Honeywell launches automation solutions centre to serve Asia Pacific region

Honeywell has just inaugurated a new Automation Solution Centre (ASC) in Singapore as a part of its global deployment of demonstration centres around the world.

Designed to showcase Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) technologies to customers and partners in the Asia Pacific region, the centre will help customers appreciate how Honeywell technologies can improve their operational safety, reliability and efficiency.

The Experion Process Knowledge System and the next generation Experion Orion will be amongst the Honeywell control and safety systems showcased in this facility.

“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, South East Asia, HPS.

“Honeywell’s 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 Honeywell’s 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 centre and check it all prior to putting equipment on the ground.

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 secured cabinet.

“This is an 80 per cent reduction in maintenance, space, energy use – and better security is achieved as well,” said Leong.

"Similarly, the centre can demonstrate true universal process and safety I/O, which is only offered by Honeywell. The deployment of Universal I/O results in significantly lower project costs and risks for customers.

The ASC 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 customers at the centre.

This Singapore-based centre also supports the Field Demo Units (FDU) which are deployed in each of the Asia Pacific countries. These units provide virtual demonstrations at customer sites by leveraging the servers in the ASC through cloud technologies.

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