Intelligent systems for process optimisation

April 04, 2017 by Peter MacLeod
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Intelligent systems for process optimisation

WERMA Signaltechnik has already established an industry standard with its range of modular signal towers. Nowadays Werma designs and manufactures optical and audible signal devices as well as innovative systems for process optimisation in both general industry and logistics.

In a world-wide first, modular signal towers can be networked together wirelessly and provide a simple easy-to-install alternative to traditional machine monitoring data collection systems.

StockSAVER: the third generation Kanban system for logistics operations


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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 system 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. “The system will provide you with 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: 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 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.


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