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Honeywell expands partnership with SKF

Will benefit from integrated machinery protection solutions

| | Aug 16, 2012 | 5:51 pm
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Will benefit from integrated machinery protection solutions

Honeywell has announced that SKF, manufacturer of vibration-based machinery protection and monitoring systems, has expanded its partnership with it as part of the Honeywell PKS Advantage Program. Under this, additional SKF solutions now available include SKF @ptitude Analyst condition monitoring suite and SKF Multilog On-line System DMx to support the Honeywell Asset Management solution.

The PKS Advantage Program is a Honeywell-sponsored collaborative program that engages other best-in-class suppliers of automation solutions and allows them to integrate their products with Honeywell’s Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), giving end users greater flexibility in choosing complete solutions for their businesses, Honeywell informed. Program participants closely collaborate to integrate and apply data and information throughout Experion PKS, it added.

“Honeywell is uniquely positioned to deliver integrated real-time, condition- based monitoring,” said Ron Stallworth, global business manager, Honeywell Process Solutions. “The addition of these SKF technologies into Honeywell’s asset management solutions will greatly assist plant personnel in identifying problems with rotating and reciprocating machinery quickly, which reduces downtime and costs.”

Gary M Foster of SKF commented: “We joined the PKS Advantage Program to provide high-value integrated machinery protection and vibration monitoring solutions to users of Honeywell’s Experion PKS. Our improved real-time monitoring approach reduces the time required to resolve equipment problems, minimises unplanned downtime, and lowers maintenance costs while preserving process safety. These improvements in equipment reliability lead to greater productivity and reduced energy consumption – all of which contribute to improving overall equipment and process effectiveness.”

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