ACE is part of the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) from Honeywell, an open infrastructure that utilizes state-of-the-art technologies to integrate Honeywell and third-party process control solutions into a seamless and powerful system. As with all Experion controllers, the built-in CEE provides users with access to a comprehensive set of control, logic, data acquisition, and calculation function blocks. Additionally, Custom Algorithm Blocks can be created for ACE, greatly expanding the control possibilities.
Since it runs on a server node, it can connect with other systems, including TPS and non-Honeywell DCS controllers, and use information from MES or ERP systems, databases, and even text files. The ability to bring together many disparate pieces of information into the control system enables much higher productivity.