A significant step forward from the LEAP execution principles introduced five years ago at the Honeywell Users Group Americas, the introduction at this year’s event decouples I/O modules and control strategies from specific controllers. Honeywell, known for its work in process industries, is seeing projects that are larger and more complex than ever. They’re also more efficient than ever, but the automation supplier is looking to move that needle even further—moving from mass customization to mass standardization; converting data into knowledge and knowledge into action. Continuing to build on the LEAP project execution concept it introduced five years ago at the Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas meeting, Honeywell unveiled an even bigger evolution of its flagship Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) this year, further simplifying control system design, implementation, and lifecycle management. At HUG 2019 in Dallas this week, Honeywell unveiled Experion PKS Highly Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE), which decouples the assignment of I/O modules and control strategies from specific controllers, focusing more on the control capabilities of the entire group (or hive) of c...