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Honeywell Introduces HPX Series Pressure Sensors

February 252005
Miniature devices provide enhanced accuracy and low-cost sensing for use in many high-volume, high-performance applications

FREEPORT, Ill., February 21, 2005 — Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced availability of the HPX Series pressure sensors suited for many demanding, high-performance applications using non-corrosive, non-ionic working fluids like the air and dry gases found in medical equipment, altimeters, barometers and pneumatic controls.

The HPX Series pressure sensors provide high performance sensing in two different package configurations: DIP (Dual In-line Package) and SOIC (Small Outline Integrated Circuit). The gage devices come in a 6-pin DIP, and the absolute devices come in an 8-pin surface mount SOIC package. Both sensor styles are non-amplified and non-calibrated. The user may provide the HPX Series sensors with amplification and signal conditioning circuitry to meet specific application requirements.

Typical applications include medical equipment, altimeters and barometers, pneumatic controls and leak detection. “HPX sensors have a wide operating temperature range and excellent price for performance,” said Honeywell senior product specialist Mike Adkins.

HPX sensors feature Wheatstone bridge construction, silicon piezoresistive technology and ratiometric output that provide application flexibility, design simplicity and ease of end product manufacturing. The miniature package sizes help reduce the overall size of the end product.

The series offers sensors with pressure ranges from 0 psi to 100 psi. A wide operating temperature range of approximately -40 ºC to 125 ºC [-40 ºF to 257 ºF] on most listings and fast response time of 1 ms typically promotes sensor use in many applications. The choice of absolute or gage sensing types, as well as the surface mount and through-hole mounting configurations, provide flexibility in end product manufacturing.

For more information about these low-cost pressure sensors for high-volume, high-performance applications, visit www.honeywell.com/sensing/promo/hpx or call 800-784-3011 (reference code HPX).

Honeywell International is a $26 billion 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, 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.
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