Honeywell And Danfoss Partner To Develop Innovative Automation Solutions

Companies aim to deliver seamless data integration to reduce downtime and lower engineering costs

Honeywell today announced it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with Danfoss to explore the development of innovative automation solutions with an integrated architecture, with an aim to enhance the process information available to operators. The digitalization of these operations supports Honeywell’s alignment of its portfolio to three powerful megatrends, including automation.

Traditional automation solutions often force operators to choose between closed architectures, which are highly integrated but lack flexibility, and open architectures, which offer flexibility at the expense of data integration and interoperability.

By working together, Honeywell and Danfoss will help solve data integration and interoperability issues across automation platforms by offering an open, integrated solution for the industry. This will enable both companies to deliver benefits to customers including lower time to operation (TTO), reduced time and cost of engineering, predictive maintenance and enhanced information available to operators.

“This partnership marks a transformative step forward in automation for the industry, ensuring process operators can work with the most accurate data available,” said Pramesh Maheshwari, President of Honeywell Process Solutions. “Together with Danfoss, Honeywell will help drive efficiency and flexibility through automation solutions for our customers.”

“At Danfoss, we firmly believe that the most innovative solutions come from direct engagement with our customers and partners. Through this partnership with Honeywell, we will finally be able to improve data integration while also addressing the lack of flexibility across automation platforms,” said Mika Kuliju, President of Danfoss Drives. “By collaborating, we have an enormous opportunity ahead to drive growth and deliver enhanced value to our customers.”

The collaboration will benefit several verticals across Honeywell where the integrated automation solutions will be applied, including battery manufacturing, specialty chemicals, mining, metals and minerals, among others.