Category Archives: Audible Devices

New Werma 430 Series Beacon Sounder Combi-Unit Now Available in XXL

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Supervision of a large and noisy assembly or production area can often be difficult as traditional smaller sized beacons and sounders can sometime be ignored.

Very bright, very loud and very big…..The new 430 series offers a range of LED lights, permanent, flash, rotating and the strobe-like EVS light. The integral sounder has a massive output adjustable up to 105dB with 32 available tones to select from.  The unit is approximately twice as large (407mm high) as the traditional combination unit available.

The optical and audible signals can be triggered separately to provide users with the option of activating just one signal type or both at the same time to generate a maximum level of awareness.

In addition to versions for base mounting, the signal devices are also available with a practical mounting bracket.  Long Life and maintenance-free Using the latest LED technology gives the unit a life of typically up to 100,000 hours.

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Werma Type 853, Modular Square LED Beacon / Traffic Light

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The new 853 LED beacon from WERMA offers an attractive compact square design of beacon which can be used as either a stand alone beacon or connected together can form a traffic light configuration. Five colours are available and the units are IP 65 rated.

Simple to Install
The 853 LED beacon can either be fixed to a wall with four drill holes – or by using the quick-mount bracket supplied with the unit, attach it to the wall  and then simply snap the beacon into place.   The cable can be fed through one of the eight self-sealing membranes and once connected the lens can be clipped onto the base and secured using the four captive quick-release screws.

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The WIN System from WERMA – Andon Light Wireless Monitoring

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Monitor machine / workstation activity and efficiency

Quick and easy to install without hard-wiring or complex programming, the WIN system from WERMA provides a simple low cost means of monitoring shop-floor efficiency.  Use as a means to monitor idle time and running time of a machine, or as a “call to action” system for workstations.

    

The kit can be fitted to existing WERMA signal towers (KS 71/70 series), or it can be installed as a stand alone device without lights.

A transmitter unit fitted to the signal tower sends any signal light status change immediately to a wireless receiver plugged into the USB port of your pc. This data is presented as different visuals with which allows you to monitor the operation and performance of the machine or workstation being guarded by the signal tower.

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AndonCONTROL: A Simple But Essential Accessory for WERMA Signal Towers to Improve Lean Production Methods

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Using a signal tower as a “call for action”
The term “Andon” originates from Japanese and is the word for a traditional paper lantern often used to signal warning.  In the language of lean production methods an Andon light commonly refers to any sort of visual system (signal tower or traffic light system)which will alert staff to danger in the workplace, a change in status of a machine or process or as a simple “call for action”.

When used as a “call for action” the andon light needs to be manually activated by the member of staff at the workstation.  For example, a simple four colour andon light might signify:
Green on:  Workstation manned
Amber:  Assistance required from maintenance
Red:  Serious error, supervision required
Blue:  Material shortage – stores to replenish

A flexible call system
A workstation equipped with a signal tower and an andon controller allows the member of staff to call immediately for help without leaving the workstation.  Local visibility of the “call for action” is given by the signal tower which may also be equipped with a sounder for additional effect.

Easy to install
The andon controller is a switch box and is supplied with the essential cabling to link it to the andon light or signal tower and a plug in 24V power supply unit.

Wireless technology provides a complete overview
In larger production areas workstations are often outside the supervisor’s line of sight. For situation such as these WERMA offers an optimal solution: a combination of AndonCONTROL and WIN (Wireless Information Network) allows a central overview of the currents status of up to 50 workstations at the same time.  By adding a WIN transmitter to the signal tower operated by the andon controller every time a switch is actuated that data is collected by the WIN system allowing review and performance monitoring of the workstation.

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WERMA Signaltechnik Opens UK Facility on 1st May 2007

 

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WERMA Opens It’s Own Facility in the UK

The South Germany based signal technology manufacturer WERMA Signaltechnik has opened a UK facility on 1st May 2007.

The opening of the facility comprising of an extensive warehouse and sales organisation, was witnessed by a number of visitors from the local industrial scene who were able to see at first hand examples of the extensive range of signal products available from the company.

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WERMA Goes Global!

The demand for optical and acoustic signal devices in the UK has increased steadily in recent years.  WERMA products are no strangers to the market place having been available from a number of distribution sources for the last five years.  The new facility based in Kettering Northants will enable the company to react  quickly and efficiently to customer demand and offer also a complete technical service from the experienced local team.

The aim of “getting close to the customer”, a key objective for WERMA, thus becomes a reality. This aim is not just a question of WERMA jumping on a customer service bandwagon – it reflects, in fact, the very essence of the corporate objectives of the parent company, developed and honed over  years of experience in the market place.

A Competent Team with Years of Experience

The team in Kettering is led by Simon Adams, who, together with the National Sales Manager Pete Osborn , have many years of experience in the UK signal technology market.  They are assisted by Christiane Kundt who will run the office and Martin King in charge of the warehouse.

A Worldwide Competency in Quality and Innovation

In addition to the newly opened subsidiary in the UK WERMA, with its head office in Rietheim, South West Germany, has sales offices in Switzerland and China.  Agents and Distributors in a further 35 countries assure worldwide  coverage for its products.

With over 50 years specialist experience in signal technology, WERMA rightly considers itself to be a leading trendsetter and innovator in the industry. All WERMA products meet recognised international standards and are manufactured under the recognised quality management system DIN EN ISO 9001: 2000.

  • Signal Towers
  • Optical Signal Devices
  • Optical-Audible Signal Devices
  • Audible Signal Devices
  • Ex-Proof Signal Devices

High quality, brightness of illumination, ease of assembly and installation and a high degree of user friendliness are just some of the characteristics of the products.

The product portfolio offers an enormous range of basic products augmented by an almost unlimited range of accessories and combinations giving them unparalleled applications in signal technology.

 

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