The 2006 Industrial Automation & Process Control Product Innovation Leadership Award, given by consulting company Frost & Sullivan, Palo Alto, Calif., was presented to Honeywell International Inc., Morris Township, N.J.

According to Frost & Sullivan, Honeywell received the award “for translating its expertise in diverse applications and verticals into solutions that enable customers to seamlessly integrate manufacturing, production management, and business functions through its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) distributed control system (DCS) R300.”

As an automation and control solution provider, the company has addressed issues concerning enhanced security requirements and legacy systems interface while simultaneously maximizing process efficiency.

Experion PKS R300 reduces the footprint of the controller hardware, offers better thermal management capabilities, prevents single-point failures, and allows savings through reduction in the required number of cabinets.