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Your world is transforming faster than ever

By Bertrand Lombardo | August 9, 2019

Lead the transformation and accelerate growth with Honeywell’s sensing solutions.

Magnetic sensors in heavy duty vehicles

Everyone is now connected and mobile. By default, seamless, at any time. Sounds simple, right? You open your mobile device and know in real time what your plant’s capacity is, what it is producing, and how much energy it is consuming.

But what does it really mean?

It means that consumers have immediate access to an unprecedented volume of knowledge and information.

They are more educated than ever before due to the expansion of digital technology.

It also means that every company is both a technology and a consumer company at the same time, no matter if they are B2B or B2C, technology or consumer. They are now intertwined due to consumer empowerment and their unlimited access to information.

To be on the forefront, some businesses are connecting their plants to their online ordering systems and shops, producing in real time almost customized products for their customers.

Sensing technology is making it possible

From medical to transportation, from industrial to aerospace, sensors are everywhere. Gas sensors, optical sensors, pressure sensors, and temperature sensors - these foundational devices collect the essential data customers need to make informed decisions and take action.

Sensor market will increase, as their usage will continue to rapidly grow and expand

According to a new report from IBM Marketing Cloud, “10 Key Marketing Trends For 2017,” 90 % of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. And it’s only going to get bigger. Many data analysts are suggesting the digital universe will be 40 times bigger by 2020, according to the same report.

Sensors play a significant role in this

Honeywell is taking the next step to advance our sensing technology by adding cutting-edge intelligence capabilities from the Internet of Things to our sensors as well as cloud-based computing technology.

Technology consulting firm, Gartner, forecasts the number of connected things being used worldwide will triple in growth to nearly 21 billion by the year 2020.

In an article posted by iBASEt1, they report that 42% of IoT developers are currently writing software that uses sensors.

This represents a great potential for the sensing business, not only in terms of volume, but also in terms of diversification and addressing and cooperating with new important players – software writers and innovative start-ups – to develop new and breakthrough applications for end users. Honeywell is well positioned to work with these players due to the breadth and depth of its sensor and switch product offering (see sensing.honeywell.com).

Honeywell switches and sensors transforming your world

AMR sensor

MICRO SWITCH Compact Limit Switches - NGC Series

Honeywell MICRO SWITCH Compact Limit Switches, NGC Series are a configurable platform of medium-duty switches that allow the customer to choose SPDT (single pole, double throw) or DPDT (double pole, double throw) circuitry while maintaining the same housing and mounting footprint throughout the NGC Series. MICRO SWITCH NGC Series can be configured more than 380,000 ways, carries global approvals, and are sealed to IP67 for potential use in indoor and outdoor applications.

Value for our Customers

  • Cost-effective: Provides a single source for a compact SPDT and DPDT limit switch, which can help minimize the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s sourcing expenses by simplifying their supply chain
  • Versatile: Durable packaging allows for use in many harsh indoor or outdoor applications, providing performance confidence
  • Configurable: Allows design engineers to standardize on a single footprint while meeting a variety of electrical requirements
  • Application support: Customers with a global footprint can count on Honeywell for regional support for new applications and troubleshooting

Differentiators

  • With two times the vibration (10 g) and shock (50 g) ratings of comparable competitive devices, the NGC Series can be implemented in the harshest of environmental conditions, providing enhanced reliability and repeatability
  • Broader current capacity (10 A) than comparable devices allows for potential use in a wider set of applications, making platform standardization an easier task

Potential Industrial Applications

  • Boom position detection
  • Elevators and escalators
  • Machine tools
  • Mobile light towers
  • Packaging equipment
  • Rail doors
  • Scissor lifts
HPM series group

Honeywell HPM Series Particulate Matter Sensor

The Honeywell HPM Series Particulate Matter Sensor is a laser-based sensor which uses the light scattering method to detect and count particles in the concentration range of 0 μg/m3 to 1,000 μg/m3 in a given environment. A laser light source illuminates a particle as it is pulled through the detection chamber. As particles pass through the laser beam, the light source becomes obscured and is recorded on the photo or light detector. The light is then analyzed and converted to an electrical signal providing particulate size and quantity to calculate concentrations in real time. The Honeywell particle sensor provides information on the particle concentration for given particle concentration range.

Value for our Customers

  • Enables the ability to more accurately and cost-effectively monitor or control environmental particulate
  • Industry-leading long life of 20,000 hours of continuous use essentially equates to seven years of product life (based on eight hours of operation per day)
  • Proven EMC performance enables the ability to perform more accurately in a variety of tough industrial environments
  • Ultra-fast response time of <6 s allows the HPM Series to respond to environmental conditions in real time
  • Enhanced reliability allows for use in harsh environments

Potential Industrial Applications

  • HVAC:
    • Air conditioners
    • Air quality monitors
    • Environmental monitoring
  • Consumer products:
    • Air cleaners
    • Air conditioners
    • Air purifiers
    • Car air cleaners
    • Handheld air quality detectors
MPR series pressure sensor

Honeywell MicroPressure MPR Series Pressure Sensor

The MPR Series is a very small piezoresistive silicon pressure sensor offering a digital output for reading pressure over the specified full scale pressure span and temperature range. It is calibrated and compensated over a specific temperature range for sensor offset, sensitivity, temperature effects, and non-linearity using an on-board Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). This product is designed to meet the requirements of higher volume medical (consumer and non-consumer) devices and commercial appliance applications.

Value for our Customers

  • Very small form factor: Enables portability by addressing weight, size, and space restrictions; occupies less area on the PCB.
  • Wide pressure ranges simplify use.
  • Enhances performance: Output accelerates performance through reduced conversion requirements and direct interface to microprocessors.
  • Value Solution: Cost-effective, high volume solution with configurable options.
  • Long port version meets IPC/JEDEC J-STD-020D.1 Moisture Sensitivity Level 1 requirements: Allows avoidance of thermal and mechanical damage during solder reflow attachment and/or repair that lesser rated sensors may incur; allows unlimited floor life when stored as specified (simplifying storage and reducing scrap); eliminates lengthy bakes prior to reflow, and allows for lean manufacturing due to stability and usability shortly after reflow.
  • Low power/energy efficient: Reduces system power requirements and enables extended battery life.

Differentiators

  • Application-specific design addresses specific application needs and challenges.
  • Digital output: Plug and play feature enables ease of implementation and system level connectivity.
  • Total Error Band: Provides true performance over the compensated temperature range, which minimizes the need to test and calibrate every sensor, thereby potentially reducing manufacturing cost; improves sensor accuracy and offers ease of sensor interchangeability due to minimal part-to-part variation.

Potential Industrial Applications

  • Consumer medical: Non-invasive blood pressure monitoring, negative-pressure wound therapy, breast pumps, mobile oxygen concentrators, airflow monitors, CPAP water tanks, and medical wearables
  • Non-consumer medical: Invasive blood pressure monitors, ambulatory blood pressure measurement
  • Industrial: Air braking systems, gas and water meters
  • Consumer: Coffee machines, humidifiers, air beds, washing machines, dishwashers
TARS IMU

Honeywell TARS-IMU Series Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor

The Transportation Attitude Reference Sensor or TARS-IMU is a packaged sensor array designed to report vehicle angular rate, acceleration, and inclination for demanding applications in industries such as heavy duty, off-highway transportation.

TARS-IMU enables autonomous vehicle characteristics and enhances efficiency and productivity by reporting key data required to automate and monitor movements of vehicle systems and components. The sensor fusion algorithm can be customized for specific vehicle applications through on-board firmware, allowing movement data to be filltered for extraneous environment and vehicle movements.

Value for our Customers

  • Designed to allow vehicle manufacturers and end users to increase efficiency with the automation of repetitive movements or complex tasks
  • Enables precise movement, actuation and guidance over severe terrains and vehicle grades
  • Enhances safety through enablement of monitoring and guidance capabilities that improve productivity of operators

Differentiators

  • Flexible. On-board firmware can tailor TARS-IMU to the specific vehicle and the specific application
  • Durable. With top-of-the-line sealing (IP67, IP69K) TARS-IMU is ruggedized to withstand harsh or heavy-duty applications
  • Convenient. TARS-IMU can be pre-configured at the Honeywell factory for immediate installation out of the box, or it can be delivered with customizable firmware that allows manufacturers to use a single part number across vehicles and applications

  • Equipment control
  • Linkage tracking
  • Work monitoring
  • Operator assisted control
  • Performance and output control
  • Linear position
  • Bucket control
  • Vehicle stability control
Article author - Bertrand Lombardo

Bertrand Lombardo, Honeywell EMEA Sensing and IoT Sales Director

Bertrand Lombardo is the Sales Director of Honeywell EMEA Sensing and IoT.

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