300+ Fuel Activity at Honeywell Momentum Conference

April 3, 2009
Enhancements to Spyder® controllers, submetering applications among the featured innovations

Honeywell reported its second annual Momentum Conference was a success, as more than 300 commercial HVACR contractors and distributors attended the Dallas conference, March 30-April 1.

Momentum is a technology and business forum designed to fuel the growth and advancement of leading Honeywell contractors and distributors serving the buildings industry with integrated HVAC, security, video, and intrusion products and solutions.

Among the featured products:

  • Honeywell announced two significant expansions to its Spyder® family of controllers: the addition of BACnet® protocol to existing controls, and Spyder Micro, which offers powerful functionality sized and priced for VAV and unitary applications.

Honeywell sources say the availability of the BACnet protocol provides the openness and ability to use the Spyder controller with other devices or as standalone systems. Spyder controllers offer significant cost savings compared to proprietary systems and offer the flexibility to control and monitor any building automation process.

With a smaller footprint for tight mounting requirements and multiple input/output (I/O) options, the powerful Spyder Micro is ideal for new and retrofit applications, sources say.

  • Honeywell introduced electrical submeters, which provide building managers and owners with point-by-point energy usage data that is critical to making data-driven energy-efficiency improvements and accurate cost allocations. Submeters sit downstream from main utility meters and measure kilowatt usage on a more detailed, differentiated level.
  • A new lineup of wireless temperature sensors was introduced to help contractors reduce labor and material costs over installing hardwired sensors, particularly in retrofit applications.

    TR20™ wireless sensors, which integrate with a wide range of controllers, offer the benefits of conventional wired sensors, such as enabling fully automatic building automation control that improves energy efficiency. However, according to Honeywell, because the TR20 wireless sensors install without wires and conduits, they give contractors application flexibility.

  • Honeywell has added video/digital video recording (DVR), enterprise control, and integration of security with HVAC control capabilities to WEBs-AX™ Security. The bi-directional alarm features in the WEBs-AX system allow events from any networked device to trigger cameras to focus on pre-set locations and DVR recording rates to increase. Alarms generated by the DVR cameras can be set to initiate events in the WEBs-AX system, such as turning on lights, sending alarms to an operator console or sending notifications via email. Both live and recorded video may be viewed using the WEB station.
    • Sources report the new WEBs-AX™ touch screen makes monitoring and controlling facilities easier and more efficient. The WEBs-AX Touch screen, measures 6-in. x 3.5-in., interfaces seamlessly with the entire WEBs product family and readily adapts to most other standard applications. Up to 150 configurable display screens and the ability to reference up to 150 points from one or multiple controllers networked on any data bus in the system.
    • WebVision™ is a new Honeywell controller that brings unprecedented ease of use to managing small to large buildings systems through a Web browser. Configuration and monitoring tools are all combined into this controller, so no programming is required. Honeywell sources say WebVision is ideal for applications from single buildings to facilities with multiple locations.
    • The Zelix™ Spring Return Low-Torque Direct-Coupled Actuator (DCA), packs in 25% more torque—44 lb. in—than comparably sized competitive models.