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Honeywell Announces Universal Fire and Smoke Damper Actuators

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New actuator offers time-saving installation features

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 29, 2013 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced the availability of a universal replacement Low/Medium Torque Actuator for fire and smoke dampers. The updated, UL555 and UL555S compliant actuator simplifies the replacement process by offering new time-saving installation features in addition to reducing the number of models distributors need to stock.

While the primary technical specifications (torque, timing, form factor) remain unchanged from previous Honeywell actuators, new features have been added to enable reversible mounting orientation as well as the option to order with or without internal auxiliary switches. Some of the new features and benefits of the actuator include:

•    Reversible design which enables mounting for clockwise or counter-clockwise spring return with one model, reducing ordering errors/confusion and reducing the number of SKUs a distributor needs to stock.
•    Optional internal end switches which reduce installation time and eliminate the need for an accessory auxiliary switch pack.
•    Clip-in conduit connections will simplify wiring and connection of the flexible conduit and requires no tools or connectors to secure
•    Simplified shaft adapter ensures fast, tight, and secure connection to the damper shaft. The redesigned shaft adapter is stronger and requires only two set screws for all models.

“Since the form, fit, and functionality are the same as previous actuators not only is ordering and installation easier but they don’t require re-testing for code compliance purposes. Contractors can confidently order and install the replacement parts without worrying about code violations,” said Andres Caballero, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Global Field Devices. “The updated Fire and Smoke damper actuator simplifies the replacement process and helps our customers save time and complete jobs faster.”

Control Solutions, Inc For more information on Honeywell Fire and Smoke Damper Actuators, visit buildingcontrols.honeywell.com.

Honeywell International is a $37 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. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Honeywell Environmental & Combustion Control is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, providing integrated product solutions in heating and heating processes, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration, air filtration, zoning, humidification, air conditioning, water controls and processes, electrical devices and systems, lighting control, buildings controls, switches, sensors and controllers. ECC’s technologies are found in more than 150 million homes, 10 million buildings, and a multitude of manufacturing plants around the world.


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