HOUSTON, March 23, 2015: Honeywell (NYSE:HON) Process Solutions (HPS) today launched its next-generation scanning measurement technology designed to provide faster, lower cost measurement for continuous web solution (CWS) applications such as plastics, films, non-wovens and other flat-sheet applications.
Scanning Measurement Device is a self-contained scanning measurement device that provides high-speed measurement of flat sheets without the cost, size, and complexity of traditional scanners. ZipLine combines Honeywell's proven sensor designs with a new, patented, flat sheet scanning system that is easier to install, and has a lower total cost of ownership than traditional scanner designs.
"ZipLine is a breakthrough for CWS customers who need a scanner with a small footprint that is easy to o
perate and install," said Ben Blanchette, product marketing director, HPS. "The simplified design will go a long way to help customers lower their maintenance costs and will benefit both original equipment manufacturers and Honeywell customers."
Honeywell leveraged decades of leading process and technology expertise to develop ZipLine. The new scanner is much smaller with flexible mounting options, but uses the same high-performance sensors as Honeywell's traditional flat sheet scanners. "ZipLine is remarkable for what it doesn't have -- rigid scanner beams, drive belts, carriage wheels, linear bearings, power track, compressed air, or water," said Blanchette. "Compared to a traditional scanner, ZipLine has 90 percent fewer parts, which, along with simplified installation and high-performance measurements, contributes to a low cost of ownership and unparalleled value." ZipLine is being introduced globally to plastics manufacturers, with its official launch on March 23 at the
National Plastics Exposition
in Orlando, Florida. ZipLine replaces the rigid O-frame structure of traditional scanners with tensioned stainless steel cables that support intelligent, self-driven measurement modules. Tensioned cables are also used to supply power and secondary support to the measurement modules. A secure Wi-Fi network provides communication between the modules and the support system, and an onboard compressor provides air to the sensor. These features eliminate the need for a moving power track to manage cables and hoses. ZipLine measurement modules are capable of scanning at high speeds - up to 400 millimeters per second - and deliver high-resolution basis weight profiles. Flexible measurement modules can be removed for periodic repairs along with easy accessibility to the ZipLine's measurement support processor to allow simplified maintenance. Learn more about Honeywell's ZipLine Scanner
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