Traditionally, hybrid control meant being able to control batch, continuous, and high speed discrete/machine operations
Traditionally, hybrid control meant being able to control batch, continuous, and high speed discrete/machine operations. But traditional capabilities are no longer sufficient in today's automated industrial environment, where business demands have created the need for new ways of controlling hybrid processes. Today's control solution needs to be affordable, user friendly and easily configured. It must be able to simultaneously perform a variety of tasks and functions, including regulatory control, high-speed logic, batch control, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), building security, environment control, safety management, and more. It must be robust and redundant to maximize time on line. Today's solution must be fully integrated and modular. It must be truly open and scalable to keep pace with process requirements that may change or grow on a moment's notice.
Honeywell's PlantScape system is the first powerful, yet affordable system to address the full range of hybrid control needs. The PlantScape family of solutions includes PlantScape Process, featuring the Honeywell hybrid controller, PlantScape SCADA for hybrid control from dispersed, remote or unmanned operations, and PlantScape Vista, an affordable, entry-level human/machine interface, sold as a stand-alone HMI or as part of a system. Industries where PlantScape is being used includes chemicals, oil and gas, power and energy, waste water treatment facilities, pharmaceuticals and food and beverage.
PlantScape offers the most flexible, high performance architecture of any process control system available. With the introduction of PlantScape Distributed Server Architecture, Honeywell has achieved yet another industry first. Unique to Honeywell, Distributed Server Technology elevates process control to a level not previously imagined, by allowing multiple PlantScape systems to operate as one - within a single plant, or across the world - without any duplication of engineering effort. Distributed Server Architecture embodies Honeywell's unique experience in the full breadth of applications, from process control to true SCADA.
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