Honeywell today announced it is driving new automation capabilities into  Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS), with Release R530. The technology update integrates new features that strengthen existing control room installations through both firmware and software upgrades and supports Honeywell’s alignment of its portfolio to three compelling megatrends: automation, the future of aviation and energy transition.

With this latest release, Honeywell builds on more than 20 years of proven technology and expands the support of Experion PKS Highly Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE), making users’ existing system smarter at automatically assigning controls and connecting to more devices. The platform will now be able to integrate new verticals and Honeywell-led digitalisation and sustainability initiatives, such as Honeywell Manufacturing Excellence, emissions monitoring, and battery energy storage, among others.

“Honeywell continues to pioneer the path in industrial automation solutions as the world progresses from analogue operations toward a more digitalised future,” said Pramesh Maheshwari, President of Honeywell Process Solutions. “Safety, efficiency and innovation are top of mind for industry leaders, and we are committed to delivering the groundbreaking tools they need to succeed in today’s dynamic landscape.”

The Experion PKS R530 update introduces Experion® Remote Gateway, which further enables remote operations by providing a browser-independent method to simplify monitoring and operations. Additionally, the updated Ethernet Interface Module allows for Experion® PKS HIVE integration of smart protocols while optimising the processing load of the C300 controller. These features ensure the best possible security, reliability and performance for customers.

Experion® PKS offers industry-leading flexibility in automation system design, engineering, deployment, and ongoing maintenance. Using Experion PKS Control HIVE can reduce controller count by up to 50 percent and system cabinet count by up to 80 percent, compared to traditional automation solutions. Experion PKS Control HIVE also minimises manual interventions to ensure smoother and safer operations, reducing the risk of unplanned downtime which can impact users’ bottom line.

Honeywell Experion® PKS R530 will be available in March 2024. For more information on Honeywell Experion® PKS, visit