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Honeywell's Distributed Control System Aims at Small, Mid-Sized Plants

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Elizabeth M
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Better control at a smaller footprint
Elizabeth M   11/13/2013 8:59:29 AM
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It's good to see companies like Honeywell providing robust automation solutions not only for large-scale manufacturers, but also the smaller guys. This should provide the same kind of robust control of processes and systems that larger manufacturers already can implement to their smaller counterparts. Sometimes, too, innovation happens first with smaller companies rather than larger ones, because they are more nimble in their ability to implement new solutions more quickly and effectively.

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Rob Spiegel   11/13/2013 7:27:22 PM
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This makes perfect sense, Elizabeth, and it's good to see. The smaller companies represent a new market for automation and control companies. The little manufacturers are ready to take care of these efficiencies. It's a win-win all around.

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Elizabeth M   11/14/2013 3:46:33 AM
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Yes, I agree, Rob. Automation and control companies would do well to keep the smaller manufacturers in mind more and more for these reasons to point out. They can move faster to adopt some of these cutting-edge technologies that are the future of more efficient and intelligent manufacturing.

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Rob Spiegel   11/14/2013 6:53:16 AM
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For many years, automation and control vendors have had their hands full developing prodcts for large industry. Smaller manufacurers have been less than an afterthought. That was bound to change eventually. The cloud may help.

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Elizabeth M   11/14/2013 7:57:10 AM
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You're right, Rob, I think the Web levels the playing field for smaller manufacturers. It may even put them ahead in some ways, since as I mentioned before, they can more easily adopt newer Ethernet technologies than some larger manufacturers with more dedicated legacy infrastructure.

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taimoortariq   11/16/2013 11:57:37 PM
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Agreed Elizabeth, Compared to larger manufacturers small ones do not need to readjust the complete setup of the plant, which may require an ample amount of time and resources. Definitely, Large manufacturing corporations are generally slow in adopting major changes in their infrastructure.

 

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Elizabeth M   11/18/2013 4:24:56 AM
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Yes, talmoortariq, and I would argue this trend isn't just true of the manufacturing sector, but in general.

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Cabe Atwell   5/6/2014 9:58:41 PM
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It's about time small businesses got a break. Perhaps now there will be healthy competition between small businesses and increase jobs as well as their revenues.

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Elizabeth M   5/7/2014 4:45:17 AM
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Yeah, I think it's a good idea in general, Cabe, to target smaller and mid-sized plants, as they are nimble enough infrastructure-wise to try new technologies and systems.

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taimoortariq   11/17/2013 12:06:17 AM
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You're right bob, now small manufacturers would be able to pick up the fast pace in production as well. They can invest in the automation solution quite early in their business. I think its a very smart thing that honeywell did, their products will definitely be high in demand.

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