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Tuesday, 16 February 2010


XYR 6000 Transmitters Convert Up to Three Measurements into Wireless Sensor Signals; Help Plants Save 30 Percent Over Similar Devices

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has added universal input/output (I/O) transmitters to its family of XYR 6000 wireless products. The transmitters allow manufacturers to wirelessly monitor more plant points with fewer devices. By transmitting signals from up to three different types of inputs - including measurement devices with a high-level analog, temperature or milli-volt, or contact-closure switch input - the XYR 6000 Universal I/O transmitters can help plants save up to 30 percent in costs over similar devices that can transmit signals from only two inputs.

This XYR 6000 family of transmitters, which includes a version that can transmit up to two inputs and provide a local discrete output, is ideal for applications such as wirelessly monitoring level switches, pump status and system alarms. The devices also carry intrinsically safe approvals from FM Global and the Canadian Standards Association for use in hazardous areas.

"More manufacturers today are considering wireless monitoring to improve asset management while saving costs, but converting to a wireless infrastructure isn't always easy," said Raymond Rogowski, global product marketing manager wireless, Honeywell Process Solutions. "Devices such as the XYR 6000 Universal I/O Transmitter can ease the transition to wireless and help plants reap the overall safety, equipment reliability and process efficiency benefits that come with it.

The new devices complement the other wireless transmitters in Honeywell's XYR 6000 product line, which includes transmitters for: absolute, gauge and differential pressure, temperature, analog input, discrete inputs, corrosion monitoring and valve position. These devices are critical elements of Honeywell's overall OneWireless™ solution, the company's industrial wireless mesh network designed to meet ISA100.11a hardware requirements. The network can simultaneously support thousands of devices - including various transmitters, mobile operator technology and physical security equipment - to more efficiently monitoring processes, assets and people.


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Tuesday, 7 July 2009


Complementary Solutions Strengthen Honeywell's Presence in Clean Energy, Continue Driving Great Positions in Good Industries

BRUSSELS, June 25, 2009 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement valued at approximately $400 million USD to acquire the RMG GROUP (RMG Regel & Messtechnik GmbH and all of its subsidiaries, together RMG) a Kassel, Germany-based global leader in natural gas measuring and control products, services and integrated solutions. RMG will be integrated into Honeywell Process Solutions, which is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions business group. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

Founded in 1931 in Kassel, RMG specializes in the design and manufacture of natural gas control, measurement and analysis equipment including flow metering technology, regulating products and safety devices for oil and gas companies. RMG has estimated 2009 sales to be $290 million USD.

"Global demand for gas, specifically clean energy sources like natural gas, is growing and RMG is an established solution provider in the industry," said Norm Gilsdorf, president of Honeywell Process Solutions. "RMG's technology complements our industrial platform and will ultimately enable us to provide our existing customers, as well as new customers, with broader solutions that span the entire gas supply chain. This is an excellent fit for our business and will strengthen Honeywell’s global presence in the clean energy industry."

The acquisition will build Honeywell's presence particularly in the areas of natural gas transportation, storage, distribution and industrial consumption. RMG aligns strongly with Honeywell's field instrumentation and control solutions. For example, RMG's gas flow meters and regulating devices complement Honeywell's pressure and temperature transmitters, as well as liquid natural gas (LNG) level gauges. Also, the acquisition of RMG supports Honeywell's strategy to offer solutions that enhance energy efficiency; nearly 50 percent of Honeywell's current technology delivers energy savings and efficiency. Natural gas is a clean fuel alternative that is becoming increasingly popular in both mature and emerging markets around the world.

"Our business, customers and employees will benefit from becoming part of Honeywell," said Dr. Henning Bahren, chief executive officer of RMG GROUP. "RMG is already a global leader and this acquisition will give us access to broader growth opportunities and distribution channels, and gives us the ability to expand our product offerings in a world with ever-increasing demand for clean energy. Honeywell's industrial offerings will allow us to create enhanced automation and control solutions for all of our customers worldwide."

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