Honeywell Upgrades MIDAS® Gas Detector To Enhance Safety, Productivity In Semiconductor Processing

Mar 19, 2013 - LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has upgraded the Midas® Gas Detector, making it easier for semiconductor manufacturers to detect more than 35 toxic, ambient and flammable gases that could threaten safety and productivity.

As demand for nanotechnology rises in electronics manufacturing, university research and other applications, semiconductor companies are under increasing pressure to make their products safely and efficiently. Designed to keep pace with the dynamic semiconductor industry, the updated Midas device includes bright LED lights and an intuitive, backlit display that provides instant alerts to dangerous gas readings or alarm levels. 

“The Midas Gas Detector has seven years of proven industry reliability, and now we’re making it even easier and quicker for semiconductor processors to see the gas status of their plant,” says Mark Brandon, integration and test manager at Honeywell Analytics. “With the Midas Gas Detector, our customers can ensure life safety for workers, while preventing costly downtime and equipment loss.”

Key features
As a single-point extractive gas detector, each Midas device monitors gases in a remote environment that may be hazardous or difficult to access, while operators can review monitoring points from a safe location. Thanks to Honeywell’s use of patented diagnostics and advanced robotics, the Midas Gas Detector offers new visibility, reliability and ease of use through features such as:

*       Error-free detection of more than 35 gases from monitor points up to 100 feet away

*       Bright LEDs and intuitive icon driven, large multicolor backlit LCD display

*       Compact size for easy installation in crowded, complex process environments

*       Plug-and-play sensor cartridges that are pre-calibrated and easy to replace

*       Password-protected menus for configuration, test and calibration

*       A single Ethernet connection for all power, control and communication requirements

In addition, the updated Midas Gas Detector is compatible with all previous Midas components and helps , eliminate the need for expensive upgrades. And thanks to its feature-rich capabilities, the Midas Gas Detector is suitable for many industry applications, including semiconductor processing, light industrial manufacturing, university research, aerospace, wastewater and more.

The Midas Gas Detector is one part of Honeywell Analytics’ commitment to providing comprehensive, facility-wide gas detection. System integration software enables first responders and managers to monitor gas levels throughout the facility, determine the gas status of any area and diagnose the precise cause of an alarm.

Honeywell Analytics offers a wide variety of gas detection devices to suit all types of applications and industries. For more information about our products and services, please visit, email or call 800-538-0363.

About Honeywell

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 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 more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

Honeywell Analytics is part of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions group, a global leader in providing product and service solutions that improve efficiency and profitability, support regulatory compliance, and maintain safe, comfortable environments in homes, buildings and industry.  Based in Lincolnshire, Illinois and Zurich, Switzerland, with distributors and agents located across the globe. Honeywell Analytics brings together nearly 200 collective years of expertise in the design, manufacture and technology of gas detection.