- July 12, 2012
BRACKNELL, UK | Honeywell reports that SKF, a provider of vibration-based machinery protection and monitoring systems, has expanded its partnership with Honeywell as part of the Honeywell PKS Advantage Program. Additional SKF solutions now available as part of the relationship 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) said to give end-users greater flexibility in choosing complete solutions for their businesses. Program participants collaborate closely to integrate and apply data and information throughout Experion PKS. Reportedly, the results include improved asset availability and effectiveness, optimized process throughput and work processes, and lower costs of ownership, operations, and maintenance.
Gary M. Foster, SKF, says, “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, minimizes 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.”