Honeywell and Toyota Motor Europe partner to increase the energy efficiency of European paint operations

Technology Application is the First of Its Kind in the Automotive Industry

10/29/2009


LISBON, October 28 2009 - Honeywell (NYSE:HON) has partnered with Toyota Motor Europe in a project to further improve the environmental leadership of the car manufacturer's operations across Europe. Toyota will implement Honeywell's HC900 Hybrid Controller platform and Profit

The HC900 Hybrid Controller will work in conjunction with Honeywell's Profit Controller to optimize the plants' air supply units and deliver greater energy-efficient temperature and humidity control within the paint finishing spray booths. Currently - in preparation for the rollout - feasibility studies are being conducted to assess the application of the HC900 Hybrid Controller platform in each plant.

The implementation follows a successful pilot project with Toyota in the UK, where energy use was reduced by 25% in the paint booths. This equated to a saving of 4% of the site's total energy consumption. Toyota Motor UK expects to achieve a full return on its investment in less than two years.

"This is a strategically significant project as we continuously aim to improve our environmental performance of our production sites around Europe," said Timothy Waltniel, production senior engineer, Toyota Motor Europe. "We partnered with Honeywell because it had the technical ability to actually realize the theoretical solution to a kaizen (improvement) opportunity we had identified in the painting process."

"Car manufacturers around the world are facing the challenge of not only building cars that are more environmentally friendly, but ensuring that their manufacturing operations are equally responsible," said Paul Brice, director of Advanced Solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions Europe, Middle East and Africa. "This is the first application of its type anywhere in the world and we are very proud to be part of it. We've worked hard to ensure that our solutions and the expertise of our people can help automakers like Toyota meet similar challenges in the years ahead."

For more information about Honeywell's HC900 Hybrid Controller, Profit Controller and other solutions that improve business performance, visit

--

For more on Honeywell from Manufacturing Business Technology, click here .





No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
The true cost of lubrication: Three keys to consider when evaluating oils; Plant Engineering Lubrication Guide; 11 ways to protect bearing assets; Is lubrication part of your KPIs?
Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming while keeping an eye on costs; Pneumatic systems; Energy monitoring; The sixth 'S' is safety
Transport your data: Supply chain information critical to operational excellence; High-voltage faults; Portable cooling; Safety automation isn't automatic
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Maintaining low data center PUE; Using eco mode in UPS systems; Commissioning electrical and power systems; Exploring dc power distribution alternatives
Synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks; Selecting protocol conversion gateways; Integrating HMIs with PLCs and PACs
Why manufacturers need to see energy in a different light: Current approaches to energy management yield quick savings, but leave plant managers searching for ways of improving on those early gains.

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 Salary Survey

In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.

Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.