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Honeywell Enraf Unveils New Fusion4 MSC-L Loading Controller

DELFT, The Netherlands March 18, 2014 Honeywell ( NYSE:HON) Enraf today introduced the Fusion4 MSC-L, the company's most sophisticated multi-stream controller for loading products from refineries and chemical plants into transports such as railcars, tankers and barges. Highly accurate, scalable and versatile, Fusion4 MSC-L offers aground-breaking, intuitive device interface to enable every installation, operation and maintenance function to be controlled in the field using a large display and integrated keyboard that works as a complete hazardous area operating station. The controller can operate up to six loading arms simultaneously, providing safe, reliable control for road loading as well as tank farm transfers and marine and rail terminal operations.  "The Fusion4 MSC-L lets operators do more with less," said Richard Thompson, general manager of Honeywell Enraf. "It can control more streams with high accuracy than any other device, so users need fewer units. The intuitive interface and display give those in the field full system visibility and control to get more done in less time." Like the other devices in the Fusion4 portfolio covering blending and additive control, MSC-L offers an innovative user experience. Based on mobile phone and tablet computing "apps", on-screen icons make it uniquely intuitive, cutting training times and reducing the risk of human error. Combined with the installed keyboard, it offers simple, secure and fully functional control of the loading system from the unit itself."The new controller is a hands-on tool for day-to-day terminal operations," said Thompson.Other MSC-L features are also designed with a focus on cost effectiveness and versatility:
  • A hazardous area, explosion-proof design;
  • Unique live data transfer in hazardous areas, with safe, secure two-way data communication using the handheld Fusion4 LAD (Local Access Device) for rapid transfer of transaction data, configuration files and calibration records;
  • User configurable and expandable I/Os;
  • Start-up in under one minute, with calibration wizards and zero downtime upgrades;
  • Real-time stream, I/O type and system diagnostics;
  • Advanced alarm handling for twice as many alarms as any other available device; and
  • Compatibility with Honeywell Enraf's safe area device monitoring software package Fusion4 Portal for remote monitoring and configuration of hazardous area devices, as well as MID approved bill of lading printing, scheduled summary printing, alarm management and transaction audit trails to boost efficiency and compliance.
A modular design enables legacy Honeywell Enraf systems to upgrade cost effectively, while multiple protocol libraries and communication network capabilities offers seamless, cost-effective integration with other industry standard terminal automation systems to avoid expensive alterations to existing equipment.The Fusion4 MSC-L completes the Fusion4 portfolio to provide a comprehensive solution for loading, blending and additive control that includes the Fusion4 MultiPak multi-stream additive controller, Fusion4 MiniPak single-stream additive controller, and Fusion4 BioBlend and Microblender blend controllers. Combined they offer even greater functionality, building on Honeywell Enraf's legacy and a worldwide installed base of loading, additive and blending controllers.For more information about Honeywell Enraf's loading, additive and blending control expertise and solutions visit www.honeywellenraf.com. Honeywell ( www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance 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 https://www.honeywell.com/en-us/news 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.honeywellprocess.com. This release contains certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.