WERMA is a growing international company with more than 340 employees located in 7 sites, including WERMA UK Ltd based in Wellingborough Northants.. The company, established in 1950, is one of the global leaders in signal devices and is the technology leader in its field.
The company has established an industry standard with its modular signal tower range. Today WERMA manufactures a wide range of optical and audible signal devices as well as intelligent systems for process optimisation for the general industry and logistics.
These systems enable customers, through the networking of intelligent signal devices, to generate durable process optimisation measures together with analytical tools in manufacturing processes, logistics and material handling and manual workstation applications.
StockSAVER: Kanban stock movement and replenishment system
The system, simple to retrofit to existing FIFO flow racking, solves many typical Kanban issues, increases significantly the floor space for value adding activities and increases cash flow. StockSAVER automatically calls up material replenishment requirements and thereby reduces the margin for human error and will significantly cut the amount of line-side safety stock being held.
StockSAVER deploys sensors fitted to the FIFO flow racking system to detect the passage of all sizes of commonly used bins. Data on bin movements is transmitted wirelessly to a control station view on a PC and triggers automatically precise replenishment orders. It will give a transparency to the stock levels in the FIFO racks enabling a significant reduction in the requirement for safety stocks to be held there. The systems solves the problem of mislaid, damaged or untimely Kanban card re-ordering processes and most importantly negates the need for safety stocks line-side and will therefore improve also cash flow.
StockSAVER is simple to install and is easy to extend. Clear and simple Kanban displays keep Production and Logistics informed and enables the process to become more robust and less susceptible to errors.
SmartMONITOR: the intelligent alternative for machine monitoring and data collection
WERMA’s SmartMONITOR helps to make processers lean, faster and more efficient. The wireless based data collection and transmission system is easy to retrofit and enables analysis of the operation which in turn will lead to untapping growth potential and keeping you one step ahead of the competition.
“SmartMONITOR is the intelligent machine monitoring system alternative for companies who are looking for a quick and uncomplicated way of optimising their processes” comments Simon Adams, Managing Director of WERMA UK who continues; “the system will provide all relevant data on the performance of machines, equipment and manual workstations, simply with a couple of mouse clicks.”
Control station displays on the PC or automatic notification to your smartphone will help to reduce reaction to downtime considerably and help identify ways of optimising manufacturing processes. Detailed reports and analyses of the data can be produced automatically which will then show the possibilities to improve processes and increase productivity.
AndonSPEED Keeps things moving – a unique system for optimising warehouse logistics processes
Since 2016 AndonSPEED has been playing its part in optimising processes on manual workstations and in warehouse operations. The system is a unique and innovative intelligent monitoring and call-for-action system. Unlike traditional simple andon light systems AndonSPEED not only gives a clear local visual signal of a disruption or change in status on the line or workstation, but also documents and analyses downtime. The wirelessly connected system passes information to a control station display on a PC or screen and can also despatch call for action e-mails automatically to personnel required to intervene and resolve a problem.