Valve Position Sensor withstands harsh plant environments.

Press Release Summary:

When used in OneWireless systems, XYR(TM) 6000 monitors position of valve, sending signal from remote or potentially dangerous areas of plant. It can identify linear or rotary valve positions and minimizes risk of unwanted fluid release or unplanned product contamination. When used for safety shower notification, sensor can serve as emergency response trigger. Sensor also simplifies maintenance by electronically tagging each valve in system and identifying degraded or damaged valves.

Original Press Release:

Honeywell Adds Valve Position Sensor to Onewireless Portfolio

XYR 6000 Valve Position Sensor Based on Proven Sensing Technology,
Built to Withstand Harsh Plant Environments

PHOENIX, June 16, 2009 - The latest addition to Honeywell's (NYSE:HON) OneWireless(TM) industrial wireless portfolio is based on one of the company's most-proven sensor technologies. The XYR(TM) 6000 Valve Position Sensor helps improve overall plant reliability by giving users the ability to remotely monitor a greater number of applications within their processing facilities.

Based on the Honeywell MICRO SWITCH(TM) CX series hazardous location analog sensor, the new XYR 6000 Valve Position Sensor monitors the position of the valve when used in OneWireless systems, sending the signal from remote or potentially dangerous areas of the plant. The sensor carries all the appropriate hazardous location certifications, which makes it ideal for various applications such as monitoring valve positioner status, manual process valve position, safety shower and eye bath notification, tank overflow alarms, damper and louver position, door/gate position, or other applications where installing wires is inefficient, cost-prohibitive or simply unsafe.

"MICRO SWITCH technology has been trusted for over seven decades in the process industries. Incorporating OneWireless connectivity helps our customers benefit from increased safety and efficiencies provided by these technologies," said Jeff Becker, global wireless business director, for Honeywell Process Solutions. "This new sensor eliminates the need for manual monitoring, which can provide tangible benefits for our customers when they apply them in the plant's most hazardous and remote areas."

In addition to eliminating manual monitoring, the sensor's accuracy improves safety by identifying linear or rotary valve positions, minimizing the risk of unwanted fluid release or unplanned product contamination. When used for safety shower notification, the sensor can serve as an emergency response trigger. The XYR 6000 Valve Position Sensor also simplifies maintenance by electronically tagging each valve in the system, identifying valves that have degraded or been damaged. This reduces the need for field technicians to manually inspect valves for maintenance.

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Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit Process Solutions is part of Honeywell's Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry. For more information about Process Solutions, access

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