Honeywell's XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor Enables Monitoring in Hazardous Area and Remote Locations

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Wireless Technology Eliminates the Need for Communications Cabling or Power Line Installation, Saving Time and Money

Honeywell’s XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor is based on one of the company’s most-proven sensor technologies. The XYR6000 position sensor helps improve overall reliability by giving users the ability to remotely monitor a number of applications ranging from valve position to safety shower emergency use.

Originally introduced by Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) in June 2009, the XYR6000’s broad spectrum of potential is now being offered by Honeywell Sensing and Control to targeted OEM customers.

Based on the MICRO SWITCH™ CX hazardous area switch, the XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor monitors position when used in conjunction with OneWireless™ systems, sending the signal from remote or potentially hazardous areas. Featuring full UL, ATEX, and IEC Ex approvals, the XYR6000 Series has calibration within 270 degrees rotation to apply in most linear and/or rotary position sensing applications. Its analog output provides true position span output in both percentages and degrees.

In addition to eliminating manual monitoring, the sensor’s accuracy improves safety by identifying linear or rotary valve positions, minimizing the risk of unwanted fluid release or unplanned product contamination. When used for safety shower notification, the sensor can serve as an emergency response trigger. The XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor also simplifies maintenance by electronically tagging each valve in the system by identifying valves that have degraded or been damaged. This reduces the need for field technicians to manually inspect valves for maintenance.

Since the sensor carries all the appropriate hazardous location certifications, it is often ideal for applications such as monitoring valve position status, manual process valve position, safety shower and eye bath notification, tank overflow alarms, damper and louver position, gate/door position, and other applications where installing wires is inefficient, cost prohibitive, or simply unsafe.

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