Honeywell And The University Politehnica Of Bucharest Launch Industrial Automation Lab To Support Student Entry Into The Global Workforce

Honeywell And the University Politehnica Of Bucharest Launch Industrial Automation Lab To Support Student Entry Into The Global Workforce

State-of-the art, hands-on lab enables Department of Automation and Computer Science students to build and apply knowledge and technical skills in the real world

HOUSTON, Texas, August 18, 2022: Honeywell today announced that it has launched an Industrial Automation Lab in conjunction with the University Politehnica of Bucharest’s Department of Automation and Computer Science to help students build the technical skills and knowledge required to join, compete and succeed in the global industrial automation sector.

The lab – Honeywell’s third at the university in the last two years – allows students to put classroom theories to the test by getting hands-on with the latest industrial automation technologies. These include Honeywell’s ControlEdge™ Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) which – when combined with the Honeywell Experion® Process Knowledge System – can reduce plant integration costs, minimize downtime, decrease risk through embedded cybersecurity, and lower total cost of ownership. Honeywell’s ControlEdge™ Unit Operations Controller (UOC), meanwhile, can be harnessed to bring the powerful Experion control environment to a wide range of applications, including specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, mining, pulp and paper, midstream and water.

“With significant operations and investments throughout Romania and as a major employer in the country, Honeywell has a vested interest in nurturing next-generation talent and facilitating their transition from academia into the business world,” said Pramesh Maheshwari, vice president and general manager, Lifecycle Solutions and Service, Honeywell Process Solutions. “We’re delighted to partner once more with Romania’s leading technical institution – the University Politehnica of Bucharest – in this effort. By accruing deep expertise in Honeywell solutions and applying them to real-life scenarios, young people from across the country will be better prepared and equipped to join the industrial sector.”

Mihnea Costoiu, rector of the University Politehnica of Bucharest added, “Our collaboration with Honeywell is already a tradition. As always, our community seeks to have a positive impact on society, and we know that the Industrial Automation Lab we are launching will help students have a far greater success on the labor market. We thank our Honeywell for the openness to invest in education and in the future of young engineers in Romania.”

Through the lab curricula, students can build logic for the ControlEdge devices, load it in the controller and test it within simulated environments. In the process, they can gain a better understanding of the behavior of controllers; learn more about how logic works; get experience connecting equipment such as sensors, transducers, indications, motors and pumps; and build a wide range of demo applications.  

Industrial Automation Lab courses will initially be taught by Honeywell engineering experts alongside representatives from the Department of Automation and Computer Science.

To learn more about Honeywell Process Solutions, please visit: Process.Honeywell.com

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

About University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB)

Founded to support the industrial development of the region, the University Politehnica of Bucharest has been, for over two centuries, the main generator of technical human resources in Romania and beyond. Today, with over 30,000 students and more than 3,000 employees, operating in 15 faculties and over 300 study programs, UPB has become one of the most prestigious technical universities in Central and Eastern Europe. UPB means more than simply quality education - it is also an impressive research center, which has over 150 laboratories equipped at the highest technological level and which, in the past decade, has attracted investments of over 700 million Euro in research infrastructure and human resources.

The permanent adaptation of study programs in accordance with scientific and technological progress, the orientation towards the development of graduates' practical skills and the concern for the development of technical solutions to various challenges faced by the economy, industry or society, make UPB a preferred partner for most of the important companies in Romania, but also for the public authorities.

To learn more about the University Politehnica of Bucharest, please visit www.upb.ro.

Blake Herbert
Senior External Communications Specialist