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Industry 4.0 and networking

Simple retrofit networks

More transparency for your processes

Connect your machines and plant, regardless of manufacturer, into a network, including even manual work stations. WERMA offers you simple, cost-effective, Industry 4.0 solutions for retrofitting!

  • Simple and self-explanatory
  • Transparency throughout the entire process
  • Increase your productivity immediately
  • Obtain detailed analyses at the press of a button

StockSAVER

Third-generation kanban systems

Your benefits

StockSAVER represents the latest generation in Kanban systems for production logistics. Simple to retrofit to FIFO flow racks, StockSAVER solves many of the traditional Kanban problems, frees up space for more value adding activities and improves cash-flow. StockSAVER calls up material replenishment orders automatically, thus eliminating the margin for human error and making the need for line-side safety stocks redundant.

  • No more fear-related stockpiling required
  • No more safety stock required (with no danger of materials running out)
  • Protection against running out of materials
  • Improved cash flow
  • Complete solution from a single source (hardware and software)
  • No external project or consultancy costs, thanks to simple commissioning and use

Typical applications

  • Intelligent signal points determine the actual material stocks present in the rack
  • Automatic stock replenishment requests
  • Protection against defective equipment

Initial startup

The fully configured kits for your storage bays are delivered ready for immediate installation:

  • Equip storage bays with sensors
  • Connect SensorBOX and SmartBOX
  • Connect the transceiver with the computer
  • Install and set up the software

Features

  • Intelligent signal points in the FIFO rack ensure complete transparency
  • More space for value-adding processes
  • The reduction in stock improves your cash flow
  • Low stock levels are possible even with a diverse range of items
  • Optional: Place-by-Light

KombiSIGN 71

Modular Signal Tower

Your benefits

The KombiSIGN 71 has successfully established itself as the standard in industrial applications over recent years. The patented bayonet mechanism enables elements to be installed or removed in a matter of seconds.

  • A wide range of accessories ensures maximum flexibility
  • High-tech: The Signal Towers can easily be retrofi tted with SmartMONITOR (intelligent MDE alternative) or AndonSPEED (call for action system)
  • Completely pre-assembled standard versions are available (common confi gurations as a complete tower with a single part number)

Typical applications

Signalling fault messages

  • on machinery and equipment
  • on automated systems
  • in assembly plants, for example, in the automotive industry
  • in the building services industry

Installation options

  • Base mounting
  • Tube mounting
  • Additional installation options using accessories

Features

  • Different light effects are possible for individual signalling
  • The Multicolour element offers up to seven colours in a single element
  • The self-adjusting siren element automatically adapts to the ambient noise level
  • Vocal element for your own mp3 or wav files
  • Combine the KombiSIGN 71 light elements with special controller solutions such as USB or ASi, or integrate one of the versatile audible elements

SmartMONITOR

The smart MDC alternative for manufacturing companies

Your benefits

SmartMONITOR is the smart MDC alternative (machine monitoring and data collection) for industrial companies looking for a way to quickly and easily gather reliable data to optimise manufacturing processes. Intelligent networking of signal towers creates a simple, low-cost retrofit alternative to conventional, complex MDC systems.

  • Identifies and documents faults and unproductive time more quickly
  • Reduces response times and prevents downtime
  • Works regardless of the manufacturer, age or function of the machine
  • Provides all relevant data of machines, systems and manual workstations at a glance
  • Reports show opportunities for process and productivity improvements
  • Modular and expandable with no cabling required
  • Start immediately with a low maintenance budget – without long approval processes

Typical applications

  • Discover hidden optimisation potential
  • Signal a production stoppage
  • Manage the supply of material to machines and workstations
  • As a control station for manufacturing companies
  • Production reporting

Initial startup

  • Install software
  • Connect and configure receiver on the computer
  • Connect and configure transmitter on the computer
  • Integate transmiter into signal tower (no tools necessary)

Features

  • Robust and proven wireless network for manufacturing environments
  • Licence-free software is included
  • Integrated analytics and reporting tools
  • WIN slave control enables you to trigger simple logical rules for example to activate an additional signal tower as a head-of-line function

AndonSPEED

The solution for packaging and shipping workstations

Your benefits

AndonSPEED optimises your processes at packaging and shipping stations – because AndonSPEED provides a visual notification of where problems have arisen. Permanent time savings are possible because of quick fault repairs. The wireless network sends signals to the workstation or the central control station and can send an email notification if required.

  • Rapid assistance reduces wait times
  • Reduces response times and prevents shutdowns
  • Quick fault repair for more “units per hour”
  • Intelligent reporting for lasting improvements
  • Optimisation potential is made transparent

Typical applications

  • Report stoppages on chutes or conveyor belts
  • Manage the supply of materials to packaging stations
  • Report missing items at the shipping station
  • Process improvement in shipping areas

Initial startup

  • Install software
  • Connect and configure receiver on the computer
  • Connect and configure transmitter on the computer
  • Integate signal transmiter into signal tower (no tools necessary)
  • Connect Andon SmartBOX

Features

  • Robust, proven wireless network for production environments
  • Licence-free software is included
  • Integrated analytics and reporting tools
  • Ability to implement a head-of-line function, for example, with slave control

KombiSIGN 72

The new generation

Your benefits

There is no need to compromise with the KombiSIGN 72, because this product combines quick installation, excellent visibility and the highest level of fl exibility. This saves time and money with regard to installation and order logistics.

  • Smooth surfaces prevent dirt gathering and make cleaning easy
  • Easy, intuitive installation – incorrect assembly is practically impossible (Poka Yoke)
  • High-tech: the Signal Towers can easily be retrofitted with SmartMONITOR (smart MDE alternative) or AndonSPEED (call for action system)
  • TwinLIGHT and TwinFLASH combine two easily selectable light effects in one element
  • In ClassicLOOK or DesignLOOK to suit all machine surfaces
  • Clearly visible from all positions thanks to the OmniVIEW lens with no blind spots
  • Completely pre-assembled standard versions are available (common configurations as a complete tower with a single part number)

Typical applications

The new defi nition of the industry standard to signal faults

  • on machinery and equipment
  • on automated systems
  • in assembly plants, for example, in the automotive industry
  • on conveyor belts in production and logistics
  • at manual workstations as a call for action system
  • upgradeable to the wireless-based MDE alternative SmartMONITOR or to the call for action system AndonSPEED in logistics applications

Installation options

  • Base mounting
  • Tube mounting
  • Additional installation options using accessories

Features

  • Combine the KombiSIGN 72 light elements with special controller solutions such as USB or ASi, or integrate one of the versatile audible elements
  • Can be combined and retrofi tted with all the KombiSIGN 71 elements and accessories, as well as the SmartMONITOR and AndonSPEED wireless-based systems
  • High-output 105 dB siren
  • Optionally with IO-Link control