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2016-02-19_Werma

On 19 February 2016 Secretary of State Peter Hofelich announced Werma Signaltechnik as one of the prize winners in the second round of the competition to find 100 locations for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg. Werma  is the first company in the Tuttlingen district and the Black Forest Baar-Heuberg region to win such an award. 20 companies in total received an award that recognises the achievement in implementing Industry 4.0 in their businesses.

The Baden-Württemberg Alliance Industry 4.0 is using the competition to identify innovative concepts from industry which demonstrate the successful pairing of intelligent computerised systems and value added production processes. The jury of experts evaluates not only the scale of innovation but also the practical relevance to Industry 4.0.

Werma has been rewarded for its innovative, simply to retrofit machine data collection and monitoring system (MDC). “We are enormously happy to have received this award for our Industry 4.0 solution,” commented CEO Matthias Marquardt at the end of the award ceremony. “It shows that we are on the right path with our MDC system.”

It is quick and simple to retrofit the MDC monitoring system – any signal tower can be converted to an MDC monitoring system. The addition of a transmitter and receiver unit to the modular signal tower creates a common interface for all productive stations, whether a machine or piece of equipment or a manual workstation. Type of equipment or age is of no importance.

The software makes the production process completely transparent and data analysis and reports made available. An extension to the system permits machines and processes to communicate with one another for improved co-ordination of production processes.

The real benefit to the customer is the availability of precise and impartial data, analysis and reports which home in on non-productive times, hidden capacity potential and cost optimisation opportunities in the manufacturing process. The data enables quick and easy implementation of cost improvement and process optimisation measures.

Werma UK

WERMA is the leading manufacturer of a wide range of Beacons and Sounders and accessories, often referred to as stack lights, signal towers and Andon systems. Products are designed and made at the HQ in Germany and the full range is available from its UK operation based in Wellingborough.

WERMA is the leading manufacturer of a wide range of Beacons and Sounders and accessories, often referred to as stack lights, signal towers and Andon systems. Products are designed and made at the HQ in Germany and the full range is available from its UK operation based in Wellingborough.

The range consists of signal towers and beacons available with both LEDs and filament bulbs together with a comprehensive range of sounders; sirens, buzzers and horns in a wide range of sound output levels.

Principal function is to provide optical and audible warning of machine fault or machine shop danger where such beacons and sounders are commonly installed.

Andon lights, as beacons are now commonly referred to, are often used as “call for action” systems to improve efficiency of for example line side supply of components. Manually operated lights alert remote departments wirelessly to resolve calls for action.

Many innovative features such as USB connectivity and wireless monitoring systems are also available.

There is also a comprehensive range of ex-proof signal products compliant with the latest ATEX directives.

The full range of products can be found on www.werma.co.uk where an Eshop facility is available for all major credit cards.

All WERMA products are manufactured to strictly controlled quality standards (DIN EN ISO 9001:2000).

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