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Honeywell to control Rautaruukki steel plant

KUOPIO, Finland, April 29, 2008 – Honeywell announced that Rautaruukki Oyj will use Honeywell’s Experion PKS with PMD Controller system to automate the production processes of its Raahe, Finland, manufacturing plant. Collectively, the Honeywell solutions will serve to streamline the production line, helping to increase output and enhance product quality.

The Experion system will be used to control the secondary metallurgical process – a key sub-process in manufacturing high-quality steel products. It will also be used to automate processes such as the injection of additional elements into the molten steel, as well as temperature control. In addition, the Experion system will be delivered to the company’s rolling mill, where it will be used to control the reheating of the furnace. The projects, which together total $2 million, are expected to be completed by the end of 2009.

“The Experion solution should bring vast improvements and new efficiencies to Rautaruukki’s production line,” said Timo Saarelainen, managing director, Honeywell Finland. “In particular, the new automation system should deliver higher usability and improved functionality, and be capable of responding faster to process control requests.”

Honeywell International is a $36 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 and Chicago Stock Exchanges. 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.
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