Experion Elevate is a real-time process SCADA developed by Honeywell Process Solutions and available as a cloud-based service. Experion Elevate supports both traditional on-premises implementation and off-premises cloud model, as well as hybrid configuration with gradual transfer from on-site model to the cloud. Data connections to and from the customer network are enabled with a selection of connectivity options.
As a fully cloud-based solution, Experion Elevate SCADA provides customers with simple ways of integrating this platform with third-party solutions for data analysis and other purposes. Thanks to our flexible input APIs, Clarify can be easily connected to Experion Elevate-based solutions, providing a cost-efficient and simple way of getting value from the time series data collected by your industrial control system.
Clarify makes it easy to visualize time series data from your IoT network, access it on web and mobile devices, as well as sharing data to other people. With Clarify, your organization can focus on key business goals instead of configuring dashboards or developing expensive custom solutions.
Honeywell Process Solutions is a subsidiary of Honeywell International, a multinational conglomerate corporation that offers a wide range of products and services. Specifically, it is most famous as a producer of residential, commercial, and industrial control systems, manufacturer of aerospace and automotive equipment, engineered materials, specialty chemicals, plastics, etc.
History of Honeywell
Honeywell traces its history back to 1885, which is the year when Butz Thermo-Electric Regulator Company was founded in the United States by Albert Butz. This company’s first product was a thermostat used to control coal furnaces.
Honeywell was initially incorporated as Honeywell Heating Specialty Company by Mark Honeywell, an electronics and industrial automation enthusiast, in 1906. Based in Wabash, Indiana, originally, the company was focused on manufacturing and marketing a new mercury seal generator invented by Mark Honeywell.
Honeywell’s product had market success, which allowed his company to grow and acquire Jewell Manufacturing Company in 1922. In 1927, Honeywell merged with Minneapolis Heat Regulator Company that evolved from Butz Thermo-Electric Regulator Company. These two companies formed a new business entity named Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company. Minneapolis-Honeywell began its international market expansion in 1934 when it acquired Brown Instrument Company with operations in Japan.
Honeywell started to focus on automated process control in the second half of the twentieth century. In 1953, the company developed Automatic Master Sequence Selector, an innovative automated aircraft control unit that was able to handle various stages of a flight. In the 1970, Honeywell acquired General Electric’s process control business. As a result of this deal, Honeywell took over the Multics operating system project, which had a great influence on the Unix operating system, originally released in 1971.
In 1999, Honeywell was acquired by AlliedSignal. Even though technically it was a takeover acquisition, the deal had more resemblance to a merger of equals. The new owner decided to keep the Honeywell name for its brand value, which is why the merged company was renamed as Honeywell International. In 2000, Honeywell acquired Pittway, a large manufacturer of fire-protection and security systems.
In 2000, Honeywell accepted a takeover bid from General Electric, but the deal never reached completion as such a merger was blocked by the European Commission (even though American regulators approved the merger).
Honeywell’s business operations
Today, Honeywell is a public Fortune 100 company, employing more than 100,000 people around the globe.
Honeywell’s business operations are divided into four large groups: Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell Building Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS),
The Honeywell Building Technologies group includes Honeywell Building Solutions, Environmental and Energy Solutions, and Honeywell Security and Fire divisions. The Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions group includes Scanning and Mobility, Sensing and Internet of Things, and Industrial Safety divisions. Honeywell Aerospace comprises Business and General Aviation, Commercial Aviation, and Defense and Space.
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies is focused on providing various industrial processing technologies. Honeywell Process Solutions is a part of this business group. It also includes Honeywell UOP, Fluorine Products, Electronic Materials, Resins and Chemicals, and Specialty Materials.
About Honeywell Process Solutions
Honeywell Process Solutions was established in 1974 to focus on delivering process automation control systems for industrial customers across industries, including oil and gas, refining, energy, power generation, chemicals, mining, etc.
In 1978, Honeywell Process Solutions delivered the first-ever Distributed Control System (DCS), a decentralized control system that supports multiple autonomous controllers across the network and requires no central operator supervisory control.
Experion Elevate was released in 2017 as a new-generation SCADA solution augmenting Honeywell’s suite of cloud-enabled tools. Experion Elevate is delivered to customers based on a subscription model.
Experion Elevate is a fully cloud-based service, even though it also supports on-premise deployment, as well as hybrid configuration for customers who prefer to migrate from on-site to cloud services gradually. Experion SCADA’s features include robust data monitoring, storage and analysis, integrated safety and security for data and client access, integration across the business solution space, integrated field instrumentation, skids and terminals, and other capabilities.
Experion Elevate is based on distributed system architecture (DSA) that allows multiple SCADA servers to operate as one within a single asset or across the enterprise, and enables seamless global access to points, alarms, interactive operator control messages and history. This SCADA also simplifies asset configuration with equipment-based templates that allow customers to save up to 80% of time that is typically required for configuration of various components in a large industrial control system.