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Werma Introduces Series 728, 729 & 785 and Extends Their Range of Ex Signal Products

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New compact beacon family with impressive features
In recent years WERMA has continuously improved the range of Ex products on offer.  The latest addition is a completely new family of compact beacons.  The new 729 series offers permanent, flashing and rotating LED beacons, additionally available with the enhanced EVS flash version and also the 728 series with its classic xenon flash and finally the 785 with a mechanical rotating mirror beacon. Each of the new Beacons is designed and manufactured to the highest standards. Offering several innovative design solutions, the new range is now offered with a universal mounting bracket for ease of installation.
 
Increasing focus on explosion protection
The chemical and petrochemical industries as well as the mining have long been acutely sensitive to explosion risks, in recent times these dangers and risks have also become more widespread in the food and beverage, metalworking and woodworking industries where in particular explosion risk from airborne dust occurs.

Reliable signalling in gas, dust and low temperature environments
WERMA has been developing products with combined approval for use in both gas and dust applications for many years.  The new ex-proof beacon series 729, 728 and 785 are also approved for use in zones 1 and 21.  By ensuring effective explosion protection even at extreme temperatures down to as low as -50°C, the application possibilities with the new beacons has been significantly increased.

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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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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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Honeywell's XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor Enables Monitoring in Hazardous Area and Remote Locations

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Wireless Technology Eliminates the Need for Communications Cabling or Power Line Installation, Saving Time and Money

Honeywell’s XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor is based on one of the company’s most-proven sensor technologies. The XYR6000 position sensor helps improve overall reliability by giving users the ability to remotely monitor a number of applications ranging from valve position to safety shower emergency use.

Originally introduced by Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) in June 2009, the XYR6000’s broad spectrum of potential is now being offered by Honeywell Sensing and Control to targeted OEM customers.

Based on the MICRO SWITCH™ CX hazardous area switch, the XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor monitors position when used in conjunction with OneWireless™ systems, sending the signal from remote or potentially hazardous areas. Featuring full UL, ATEX, and IEC Ex approvals, the XYR6000 Series has calibration within 270 degrees rotation to apply in most linear and/or rotary position sensing applications. Its analog output provides true position span output in both percentages and degrees.

In addition to eliminating manual monitoring, the sensor’s accuracy improves safety by identifying linear or rotary valve positions, minimizing the risk of unwanted fluid release or unplanned product contamination. When used for safety shower notification, the sensor can serve as an emergency response trigger. The XYR6000 Wireless Position Sensor also simplifies maintenance by electronically tagging each valve in the system by identifying valves that have degraded or been damaged. This reduces the need for field technicians to manually inspect valves for maintenance.

Since the sensor carries all the appropriate hazardous location certifications, it is often ideal for applications such as monitoring valve position status, manual process valve position, safety shower and eye bath notification, tank overflow alarms, damper and louver position, gate/door position, and other applications where installing wires is inefficient, cost prohibitive, or simply unsafe.

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VarioSIGN, Werma's Innovative LED Signal Tower Design with Unique Functions and Benefits

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A Complete new LED signal tower design combines a wide range of functions with cost effectiveness

Modular Concept Through Electronics
The main feature of the new VarioSIGN is the multi-function electronic modularity of the light elements replacing the traditional mechanical modular concept of signal towers.

Depending on the product type, the light elements can be illuminated tier by tier, completely and in different colour selections. The light elements give clear, 360 degree visibility.

Beautifully Understated  Innovative and Unobtrusive Design
Thanks to the modern design and innovative plastic housing the new VarioSIGN looks good in applications where the style and design of the machine being guarded is also important.

If no light signal is active, the colourless translucent housing lets the LED signal tower blend effortlessly into the background.  Only once light elements are activated does the unit become filled with colour, grabbing the attention that the unit has been designed to achieve.

Different Mounting Positions
The illuminated body of VarioSIGN can be positioned to point upwards, downwards or sideways, guaranteeing optimum visibility.

              

Variable Lighting Configurations
The colours and lighting configuration of VarioSIGN, depending upon type, can be set individually by DIP switch and changed at any time.
One variant uses RGB-LEDs offering maximum flexibility.  This version can be set to offer a permanent light as well as flash and EVS.  Furthermore the entire signal tower or the individual tiers can be illuminated in seven different colours (red, yellow, green, blue, clear, violet and turquoise).

Noisy Addition
The new VarioSIGN is also available with an integral buzzer which gives an output of 85dB thus maximising the attention-grabbing effect of the unit. 

Three Different LED Versions

       VarioSIGN
red/yellow/green           VarioSIGN – RGY                  VarioSIGN – RGB

                                    

VarioSIGN – red/yellow/green
* LED Signal Tower with permanent lights in red, yellow and green
* Preset, three-tier colour distribution
* Optional integrated buzzer (85 dB)
* 1 or 2 sided illumination

VarioSIGN – RGY
* LED Signal Tower with permanent lights in red, yellow and green
* Illumination of complete body in just one colour possible (can be triggered externally)
* Colour distribution set and adjusted by DIP switch
* Optional integrated buzzer (85 dB)
* 1 or 2 sided illumination

VarioSIGN – RGB
* LED signal tower with permanent light and additional light features
* 7 colours
* Illumination of complete body in just one colour possible (can be triggered externally)
* Colour distribution set and adjusted by DIP switch Optional integrated buzzer (85 dB)

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NEW from WERMA: LED Signal Tower CleanSIGN

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The new LED signal tower CleanSIGN from WERMA has been specially developed for use in food and hygiene areas as well as cleanroom applications.  Right from the start, existing standards and guidelines were given careful consideration and experts in the field of Hygienic Design were called upon for advice.

Thanks to its revolutionary design, its smooth surfaces and the materials employed, CleanSIGN meets the high requirements of “Hygienic Design”, thus making a significant contribution to the safe and clean manufacture of food and drink, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.

Unique “Hygienic Design” Signal Tower

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What Advantages Does the New CleanSIGN Offer?
* Food safety due to the absence of uneven surfaces, raised or countersunk elements where
  contamination could collect
* Cleaning-friendly and hygienic design to facilitate cleaning and disinfecting
* Use of food safe materials (FDA approval) and resistant to cleaning agents
* Maintenance-free LED technology with a long life in excess of 50,000 hours
* EHEDG and Fraunhofer IPA approved
* Fulfills Air Cleanliness Class 2 for Cleanroom applications in accordance with DIN EN ISO 14644-1
* IP 67/IP 69k protection rating
* Simple fixing and connection
* Pine Tree Clip® for quick and simple fixing
* Electronic modularity of the individual tiers
* Integrated high-output buzzer

What Benefits Do You Enjoy?
1) High safety and quality of your products
   * Prevents impurities
   * Reduces the risk of contamination

2) Reduces the cleaning workload
   * Cleaning-friendly design simplifies residue-free removal of contaminants
   * Quicker, more efficient cleaning saves energy, material and cleaning agents

3) Higher productivity
   * Reduction of equipment down-time leading to lower operating costs
   * Maintenance-free LED technology with a life in excess of 50,000 hours

 

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Catalogue 170 – New Arcolectric 108 Page Solutions Guide

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The latest edition of the Arcolectric Catalogue is now available. Catalogue 170 includes full specifications, detailed drawings and photographs for all the current Arcolectric products.

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There are many new products included in the new 108 page catalogue:

• 6100 IP67 sealed rocker switches
• 3900 IP67 sealed toggle switches
• 4151 key operated pushbutton
• 0566 6mm miniature indicators
• Slimline LED holders
• IP67 sealed indicators
• IP67 sealed low voltage lampholders
• Maintenance Indicator
• Temperature monitor
• Status monitor
• Mains supply checker single phase
• Mains monitor dual phase
• Mains monitor three phase
• Temperature micro logger
• Compact cooker hood controller

Packed with information for designers, engineers and specifiers, Catalgue 170 is available in printed and CD versions.

 

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Arcolectric Temperature Micro-Logger

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Arcolectric have introduced the Temperature Micro-Logger, an intelligent panel mounted device that monitors and stores temperatures for downloading over a wireless data link.
 
The device is ideal for applications where monitoring process temperature is important, particularly within the food preparation industry. It is especially useful for food storage, retail displays and prepared food outlets where accurate record keeping is essential. The Temperature Micro-Logger adds advanced logging functionality to a food storage unit for little cost increase, much smaller than would be expected by the end user. 

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The Micro-Logger provides a clear and simple visual indication of the temperature conditions within the piece of equipment, utilising a simple go/no-go display principal. Blue LED illumination indicates when process temperatures are within safe limits. The display changes to a Red indication if the safe temperature limits are ever exceeded. Temperature measurement range can be set between -30ºC and +80ºC.
 
Designed for quick installation, the Micro-Logger has an industry standard snap-in profile, with a temperature sensor on flying leads for convenient remote mounting. The product can directly replace the mains neon indicator usually found on freezers, refrigeration and cold storage equipment, providing a fast, cost-effective upgrade of non-compliant or un-monitored equipment.
 
The temperature data is logged into an internal non-volatile memory at user programmable time intervals ranging from 1 second to 12 hours. Up to 14,000 measurements can be stored. The data can be downloaded via the built-in wireless infrared communication port using a PDA, Notebook or laptop computer and is time and date stamped, simplifying reporting and providing documented evidence of historical storage temperatures.
 
Retailers and producers need to ensure food products are kept at the recommended safe temperatures, and for self-protection, adequate temperature records must be kept. Complying with the relevant food storage regulations does not lay with the equipment manufacturer; it is the responsibility of the equipment end user. The addition of the Micro-logger to an item of food storage equipment enables manufacturers to supply added value to end users, and a facility to contribute to complying with the regulations.
 
The Micro-Logger carries UL, CE and FCC approvals

 

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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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