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The new Miller SkyORB Overhead Rotational Boom Anchor provides a safe fall protection anchorage point when loading and unloading vehicles


Portable, lightweight, 360-degree anchor utilizes vehicle weight to secure unit

Franklin, Pa. (June 24, 2013) – The unique design of the new Miller SkyORB™ Overhead Rotational Boom Anchor by Honeywell Safety Products utilizes the weight of the vehicle being loaded, unloaded or serviced, as a counterweight to provide a safe overhead anchorage point.

Alex Tsen, Product Marketing Manager – Safety at Heights, Anchorage Systems for Honeywell Safety Products said: “The Miller SkyORB eliminates the need for heavy, bulky counterweights and is very cost-effective compared to expensive, custom-engineered, fixed overhead anchor systems.”

The unit features a 20-foot telescoping mast and a boom that rotates 360 degrees, allowing it to be easily positioned above a worker’s head to minimize free-fall distance and swing fall when used with a self-retracting lifeline. In addition, its patented energy-absorbing technology reduces forces on the system. The Miller SkyORB Anchor is designed for use with elevated platforms ranging from 6 feet to 14 feet above the ground and provides a working radius of up to 14 feet.

Weighing only 1,050 pounds, the Miller SkyORB is lighter and more versatile than competitive systems. Its modular design makes it easy to transport and requires only a forklift for assembly.

For more information about the Miller SkyORB Overhead Rotational Boom Anchor, visit www.millerfallprotection.com, contact your nearest Mille Miller/Honeywell Distributor, or call Honeywell Technical Service toll free at 800-873-5242.

About Miller® Branded Products

Miller is the world-leading fall protection brand for safety at height solutions, including: personal fall protection equipment; engineered fall arrest systems; collective fall prevention/barrier solutions; and professional services, including training, audits, consulting, product inspection and repairs. For over 65 years, Miller branded products have protected those working at height in a wide range of industries including, construction, oil and gas, telecommunications, wind energy, transportation, mining, general industry, utilities and more.

About Honeywell Safety Products

Honeywell Safety Products (HSP), a global manufacturer of leading personal protective equipment (PPE) and provider of safety solutions, helps company employees make safer decisions on their own and build an enduring culture of safety. With world class brands such as Honeywell®, Uvex®, North®, Howard Leight®, Miller®, Fibre-Metal® and Servus®, HSP offers a full range of quality PPE, including: protective clothing; fall and hearing protection products; solutions that protect hands, head, feet, eyes and face; along with respiratory, welding, first-aid, lockout/tagout and traffic safety equipment.

Lead them to safety—visit www.honeywellsafety.com/culture to learn more.

About Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers

worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and

industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based inMorrisTownship, N.J., Honeywell’s

shares are traded on theNew York,London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and

information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.

Contact: JoAnne Goldman

Global Brand Manager, Eye, Face, Head & Fall Protection

Honeywell Safety Products

Tel: (401) 757-2173


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