Recently, Honeywell International Inc. (HON - Free Report) deployed its state-of-the-art analytical solution — Honeywell Connected Plant Asset Performance — in the company’s Kodama turbocharger facility situated in Saitama, Japan. Notably, this move mark’s the company’s first implementation of this cloud-based technology in Asia.
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Honeywell’s Connected Plant Asset Performance operates in the facility through three major stages. Firstly, useful data is accumulated from roughly 70 field devices (like air compressors and flow metres) and transmitted to the cloud-enabled environment of the solution. In the next step, the solution merges asset and process data for providing key performance indicators that provides proper insight of the facility’s energy consumption and asset performance. Through these insights the company is able to take proactive actions for ensuring the facility’s best level of production performance and reliability. Finally, this Asset Performance solution will provide valuable analytical results, with which Transportation Systems business can efficiently forecast plant's energy consumption and thereby assisting its amalgamation with any third-party International Organization for Standardizationenergy management solution.
Honeywell’s Connected Plant is a set of applications which provide improved levels of reliability, safety, profitability and efficiency to end-users. These solutions transform data into useful actionable solutions, with which industrial manufacturers can predict plant failures, optimize operations and eradicate unplanned downtime. Honeywell’s Connected Plant Asset Performance solution ties up equipment and assets to the clouds, and relates appropriate analytical models to predict and monitor as these asset’s future performance. This helps avoid situations of unplanned shutdowns and critical asset failures. Additionally, this Software as a Service solution demands minimal infrastructure and hence, lowers maintenance expenses.
Honeywell’s Transportation Systems business will be able to remotely manage its connected field devices, as well as analyze, identify and optimize aggregate energy consumption of the plant through the newly-implemented deployed cloud-based technology. The company is currently planning to divest its Transportation Systems business into a separate publicly-traded company. This spin-off is anticipated to conclude by the end of the current quarter.
Over the past three months, Honeywell’s shares have rallied 6.3%, outperforming 2.9% growth registered by the industryit belongs to.
We believe increased technology spending in the global commercial aviation industry, along with sturdier demand for state-of-the-art technology solutions, stronger liquidity, greater operational excellence and lower corporate taxes will continue to drive profitability of this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock in the near future.
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