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Honeywell to install MXProLine system at Chinese aluminum company

Hangzhou Dingsheng Industries Chose Honeywell's MXProLine for Efficiency and Reliability

PHOENIX, Dec. 13, 2007 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced it was selected to install MXProLine, a specialized measurement and control solution, at Hangzhou Dingsheng Industries Co. Ltd’s newest facility in Dingsheng, China. This platform will deliver product quality and efficient production, as well as reduce downtime for the aluminum manufacturing company in eastern China.

The MXProLine automation system platform, an on-line quality control solution, consists of on-line sensor and automatic closed-loop control hardware, as well as software libraries that include application packages for a variety of sheet, foil and film processes. MXProLine features fast scan speeds, high accuracy, low noise and fine resolution, delivering the product to specification and optimizing quality in the shortest possible time. MXProLine supports online quality measurements including weight, coat weight, moisture, thickness, density, composition, color and opacity. Hangzhou Dingsheng, an aluminum and aluminum alloy sheet, strip and foil manufacturer, will use the system to measure and control aluminum quality properties including thickness, width and strip temperature.

“As one of the largest aluminum manufacturers in eastern China, it is critical that our plants and systems perform at the best possible level,” said Dong QingLiang, deputy chief engineer of Hangzhou Dingsheng Industries Co. Ltd. “The MXProLine equipment ensures stable performance specifically for industrial environments, and the service support we receive from Honeywell will allow us to sustain our leading position in the region.”

The MXProLine solution will help Hangzhou Dingsheng achieve faster sensor response for precise high-speed feedback and will provide the plant managers with accurate, real-time measurements. Based on the results of other MXProLine customers in China, Hangzhou Dingsheng is hoping to limit scrap rates and improve foil thickness by installing the system.

“Honeywell’s MXProLine is one of many solutions we offer to help customers manufacture consistent quality products and reduce operating costs,” said Thomas Liu, regional general manager for Honeywell Process Solutions. “Proactively installing this solution shows Hangzhou Dingsheng is committed to optimizing its plant and overall business performance.”

Honeywell International is a $34 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. 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. 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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