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Werma’s andon beacons and sounders are designed to help retail outlets where an LED signal tower light set is deployed to signify a problem dealing with checking out purchases at unmanned cash desks.

The basis of the ‘call for action’ system is simple: usually a two- or three-colour LED signal tower forms part of the check-out ‘swipe’ process and when this process is interrupted — for example a customer buying alcohol, which requires a supervisor to check ID — the barcode of the product that the customer attempted to purchase alerts supervision by activating the a red flashing light, bringing a supervisor to their assistance quickly.

A manually operated andon light from Werma consists of a signal tower, a four-button switch box and a ‘plug and play’ desktop power supply.

Key benefits

  • The beacons and sounders reduce time wasted by staff having to leave their work position to go and get assistance to have a local problem resolved before continuing their work.
  • Werma’s wireless transmission package and local calls for help can be wirelessly transmitted to the desired departments all over the operation, ensuring that the call for help is actioned. 
  • The system can automatically send an email to those required to act.
  • It is said to be low cost and easy to install.

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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