Distributed Control System is Designed for Smaller Manufacturing Companies

August 13, 2015

Honeywell’s latest release of Experion LX, a distributed control system designed specifically for small- and mid-sized companies, enhances batch, SCADA, and engineering capabilities.

Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) today announced its newest version of Experion LX, a distributed control system (DCS) designed specifically for small- and mid-sized companies. Experion LX is available in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Southeast Asia and is sold and delivered exclusively through Honeywell channel partners and system integrators.

Built on the proven Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), Experion LX includes a number of capabilities to support midsized companies in the pharmaceutical and other industries.

 “Increasing manufacturing agility, meeting strict regulatory standards, controlling energy usage, and reducing maintenance costs are pressing challenges faced by our small- and mid-sized customers,” said Shen Tao, Experion LX senior product manager, HPS. “A powerful, compact DCS like Experion LX provides those customers with a cost-effective solution to efficiently solve the challenges of smaller plants and operations.”

Experion LX’s major enhancements include:

  • Enhanced Batch operations capabilities: S88-compliant batch system runs entirely on Experion LX’s C300 Controller, providing faster and more reliable batch operations compared to the competing server-based system. Class-based Recipes enable reuse of recipes and help reduce the cost of recipe engineering, maintenance, and testing.  

  • SCADA [supervisory control and data acquisition] enhancements: Experion LX provides a comprehensive set of SCADA capabilities including new equipment based configuration which significantly reduces engineering effort.

  • Engineering tools enhancements: HMIWeb Solution Pack provides a ready-to-use library of standardized objects to build ASM compliant displays, enabling the quick projects implementation and effective plant operation. 

Source: Honeywell