Maintenance Solution Helps Plants Implement Better Diagnostics to Avoid Unplanned Shutdowns
PHOENIX, July 12, 2007 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has received a Plant Engineering magazine Product of the Year award for its Field Device Manager solution. The magazine picked Field Device Manager, a key component of Honeywell's plant asset management portfolio, as the top product of 2006 in the maintenance software category.
"Our readers vote on the Product of the Year awards, and we know they understand the importance of improving plant uptime and reducing maintenance costs," said Bob Vavra, editor, Plant Engineering. "Plant Engineering is pleased to recognize the newest version of Field Device Manager with the Product of the Year Gold award in this category."
Field Device Manager, which is fully integrated with Honeywell's Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) platform, helps plant personnel spot malfunctioning devices within their facilities more easily. Field Device Manager enables proactive plant maintenance by providing predictive diagnostics of HART-based smart devices from any vendor. It enables higher productivity by allowing users to manage, monitor and change configurations for a large number of HART and Profibus protocol-based devices.
Honeywell recently announced the release of Field Device Manager R301, the first system to support both the latest Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) and Field Device Tool (FDT) with Device Type Manager (DTM) technologies without the use of conversion tools or add-on devices. Field Device Manager R301allows customers access to better diagnostics to prevent downtime caused by sensor or actuator failures, and reduce maintenance costs through predictive maintenance diagnostics.
"Unplanned shutdowns can have a serious impact on a plant's operations, and therefore, a company's overall business performance," said Jason Urso, marketing director for Honeywell Process Solutions. "Field Device Manager is a critical piece of the puzzle because it can help operators stay in front of potential problems within their plants. The operators can then focus on productivity instead of recovering from a shutdown."
For more information about Honeywell's Field Device Manager solution, visit www.honeywell.com/ps.
Honeywell International is a $33 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Honeywell Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.
For more information about Honeywell Process Solutions, access www.honeywell.com/ps.
Jake Saylor Andres Ybarra