Honeywell Process Solutions has announced it has established a new business unit to help manufacturers harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Geared towards helping manufacturers more rapidly deploy IIoT technologies, the Digital Transformation unit will allow firms to better manage and analyse data, making their operations safer, more reliable and more efficient.
Honeywell Process Solutions is a leading player in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas; refining; pulp and paper; industrial power generation; chemicals and petrochemicals; biofuels; life sciences; and metals, minerals and mining industries.
Launched by Autodesk and The Manufacturer – and supported by key partners, the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative takes a hands-on approach to enable British design and manufacturing companies to respond to the challenges of trends the likes of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things.
Gain a firmer grasp of the trends that are shaping design and manufacturing, and how other companies are already responding to them, by attending one of the four regional Future of Making Things event at a High Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre:
- April 28, Digital Catapult Centre – London
- May 25, The MTC – Coventry
- June 15, AMRC, Rotherham
- September 21, AFRC, Renfrew
President of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), Vimal Kapur explained: “Since HPS’s introduction of the modern automation control system, we have helped plants and manufacturing sites around the world use an increasing amount of data to solve customer’s productivity and safety challenges.
“As manufacturers are looking to take the next step to manage and exploit data across multiple sites in locations across the globe, our new business unit will be a focused resource to provide that expertise.”
Twenty-year veteran of industry, Andrew Hird has been named vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s new Digital Transformation unit and will report to Kapur.
Hird most recently served as HPS’s global vice president of sales, where he gained exposure to customers in industries ranging from oil and gas and mining, to power generation and pulp and paper.
He commented: “Honeywell’s deep expertise in IIoT allows us to solve customer challenges by consolidating data in the cloud from multiple disparate systems, applying higher-level analytics and leveraging experts who are often physically remote from the customer site.”
HPS’s IIoT solutions utilise Honeywell’s patented software infrastructure that gives customers a secure and simple method to capture their big industrial data in a secure portal that can be scaled to meet the varied needs of single-site or enterprise-wide operations.
For the refining and petrochemical industries, Honeywell Process Solutions will leverage the expertise of Honeywell UOP, the recognized world leader in inventing and licensing a wide range of technologies used globally to turn oil and natural gas into transportation fuels and petrochemicals.