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Honeywell Introduces 6 Degrees of Freedom Inertial Measurement Unit, 6-D Motion Variant

6-Dimensional Motion Sensor Enables Precise Control and
Increases Accuracy, Stability, Safety, and Operator Productivity

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 15, 2013 – Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today it has introduced its Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), 6-D Motion Variant, 6DF Series, designed to provide motion, position, and navigational sensing from a durable single device over six degrees of freedom.

The six degrees of freedom is achieved by using MEMS (microelectromechanical system)technology to sense translational movement in three perpendicular axes (surge, heave, sway) and
rotational movement about three perpendicular axes (roll, pitch, yaw). Because the movement androtation along the three axes are independent of each other, such motion is said to have “six degrees of freedom”.

The 6DF Series IMU measures the motion of the equipment onto which it is
attached and delivers the data to the equipment's control module using an
industry-standard CAN SAE J1939 communications protocol. This capability
allows the equipment operator to focus on other functions, enabling more
precise control than can be achieved by using only the human eye, thus
increasing safety, stability, and productivity.

"Honeywell's 6DF Series' aluminum packaging, sealing, corrosion-resistance,
and chemical compatibility provide industry-leading durability from harsh
environments," said Ted Tomita, senior global product marketing manager for
Honeywell Sensing and Control. "Additionally, Honeywell has integrated the
IMU with the algorithms, calibration, and environmental testing required for
effective operation, easing integration and reducing total cost for the end

Honeywell's IMU 6DF Series provides three key benefits:

1) Highly accurate 6-D rotation and acceleration outputs: Provides
industry-leading accuracy due to durable packaging, industry-leading
stability, temperature compensation, software filtering and design, and
automotive-grade industry-leading Six Sigma testing requirements.

2) Industry-leading durability: Aluminum housing protects the device
from damage due to harsh environments; corrosion-resistance minimizes
susceptibility to deterioration often experienced in salt water
environments; compatibility with diesel fuel, hydraulic oil, gas/ethylene
glycol, brake fluids, urea, liquid lime, NPK fertilizer, ammonia hydroxide,
and alkaline degreasers enhances durability; IP67 and 69k ratings provide
resistance to weather; wide operating temperature range withstands most
thermal extremes, preventing package breakage; EMI (Electromagnetic
Interference) and EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) ratings protect the
device from environmental radio frequencies.

3) Ease of integration: SAEJ19 - 39 CAN 29 bit identifier communication
output-the standard for the transportation industry-allows more data to be
transmitted than an RS-485 output; IP67 and IP69k ratings minimize the
customer having to design weather resistant packaging around the IMU,
allowing for a wide range of use in the application; wide voltage range (7 V
to 32 V) minimizes the need for a voltage converter; Deutsch connector,
common for the transportation industry, simplifies the customer's supply
chain and reduces design complexity; chemical compatibility minimizes the
OEM having to expose the device to the substances.

The 6DF Series may potentially be used in the following applications:
. Transportation
o Applications: tractors, harvesters, loaders, graders, bulldozers
o Motion type: stability, rollover prevention/detection,
. Industrial
o Applications: mining conveyors, robotics, shaker tables
o Motion type: stability, rollover prevention/detection
. Non-ITAR aerospace/military
o Applications: ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles
o Motion type: stability, rollover prevention/detection

Motion Types: Use and Benefits

o Use: Stability is a critical feature for all types of vehicles, both
in motion and those able to move large loads. Honeywell's IMU can be used to
help provide traction on uneven surfaces, or vehicle stability when a load
or boom arm is extended on the job. This is also beneficial for automatic
steering control because it provides tipping information to the vehicle.

o Benefits: Provides vehicle traction and safe equipment operation,
extends vehicle product life due to reduction in vibration and other
mechanical stresses, prevents mechanical arm overextension and reduces
operator error.
Rollover Prevention/Detection:

o Use: Preventing vehicle rollover is critically important for both
safe operation and equipment longevity. Honeywell's IMU can be used to
prevent vehicle rollover. Whether it's a vehicle traveling over rugged
terrain, or a front loader with a fully extended load, the IMU can be used
to warn the operator when the vehicle is approaching an angle of tilt or
inclination that could lead to a vehicle rollover, preventing potential
catastrophic damage to the vehicle or operator.

o Benefits: Prevents equipment damage, enhances operator safety,
extends vehicle product life due to reduction in vibration and other
mechanical stresses, reduces operator error, and withstands harsh outdoor

o Use: Accurate grading and harvesting are important to construct
quality roadways and to maximize crop yields. Honeywell's IMU helps ensure a
flat, smooth roadway or field for road grading or planting purposes. It may
also be used to optimize harvester blade levels to maximize crop yield in
uneven fields.

o Benefits: Helps save time by reducing the number of steps in
processes, maximizes crop yields, and withstands harsh outdoor conditions.

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