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Honeywell And Cognex Expand Alliance To Supply Web Imaging Systems In Canada

September 272004
Vision Technology Saves Manufacturers
Time and Money by Identifying Paper Defects


PHOENIX, September 27, 2004 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is expanding its product portfolio for the Canadian paper industry, thanks to a new agreement with alliance partner, Cognex Corporation. Building on its four-year relationship with Cognex, Honeywell will now offer web-imaging systems to Canadian paper manufacturers. The systems will help manufacturers maximize production by detecting, identifying and visualizing paper defects before value-adding processes begin. Early defect detection minimizes waste and saves paper manufacturers time and money. "To enhance uptime and increase mill profitability, it is essential to detect product defects early," said Markku Jääskeläinen, senior vice president and general manager of the Surface Inspection Systems Division of Cognex. "By combining Honeywell paper industry expertise and extensive service network with Cognex's advanced web imaging technology, Canadian paper manufacturers can operate more smoothly and reliably." Web imaging systems monitor impurities, holes and other defects as a web of paper travels through a paper production machine or printing press. Through early detection, these systems also help prevent web breaks, which can lead to costly halts in production. Under the terms of this agreement, Cognex will supply vision technology for the web imaging systems, which Honeywell will then produce, market and sell to Canadian paper manufacturers.

"We are making determined efforts to expand our Experion family of solutions to help mills improve operations, optimize assets and produce the highest quality paper," said Ron Powell, general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions in Canada. "The agreement with Cognex strengthens our ability to provide automation solutions that deliver precisely those benefits." More than 600 Honeywell/Cognex web-imaging systems are in place around the world.

Honeywell International is a $23 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.

Honeywell 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 www.acs.honeywell.com.



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