Werma: Simple Signal Solutions for Optimizing Production Processes

Werma: Simple Signal Solutions for Optimizing Production Processes

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Udo Skarke, General Manager, WermaUdo Skarke, General Manager
Conventional machine data collection (MDC) systems are complex to manage and demand high maintenance budgets. As a result, they are not often the first choice of modern industrial companies that seek quick and easy data collection methods to optimize their operation. What businesses require today is a low-cost retrofit alternative to conventional MDC systems that identifies machine faults and unproductive time, quickly reduces response times, and prevents downtime.

To this end, WERMA offers simple ready-made signaling solutions that can be easily retrofitted on machines or manual workstations that are in factory floors, or entire buildings. “Our simple, out-of-the-box, plug and play signaling solutions add value to the manufacturing operations by optimizing the legacy systems and making manufacturing processes leaner and transparent,” says Udo Skarke, General Manager of WERMA. “So, unlike traditional signaling devices, our products add value to the bottom-line.”

WERMA connects the machines and systems of a manufacturer, including automated and manual work stations, to instantly increase productivity and bring transparency throughout the production process via detailed analyses. “We help clients make their work environment safer by combining visual and acoustic signals with intelligent solutions,” Skarke mentions. WERMA’s ready-to-implement solutions and systems enable businesses to quickly gather and analyze the data to get insights on uptime, downtime, and material flow. This information allows companies to run their everyday operation more efficiently by reducing friction.

More importantly, WERMA’s easy-to-implement products eliminate customer’s dependency on support services.


Our simple, out-of-the-box, plug and play signaling solutions add value to the manufacturing operations by optimizing the legacy systems and making manufacturing processes leaner and transparent

But if the need arises, clients can reach out to the WERMA team and get the right answer. Clients can also access the products’ mechanical and technical data on WERMA’s website. “We openly share customer success stories on our website. Businesses want to know how other companies with similar processes utilize WERMA’s technology, and the success stories help them gain those insights,” Skarke explains. Also, WERMA can customize its products to fit the specific needs of businesses. “We are recognized in the market for having the most diverse solutions when it comes to different applications,” Skarke prides.

Over the years, the company has helped many organizations improve business processes and reduce costs. For instance, WERMA supported a technology company in Belgium to optimize their production process and eliminate downtime with industry 4.0 concepts. The client was facing machine downtime and disruption and could not figure out the reason for system failure. While searching for a solution, they came across WERMA’s intelligent and wireless ‘retro-fittable’ SmartMONITOR that delivers information on the frequency and cause of downtime in real-time to help businesses implement optimization solutions at the right time. Using this solution, the client could make their manufacturing operation more transparent and quickly enhance production capacity by reducing machine downtime.

With many such success stories up their sleeves, WERMA continuously evolves its signaling solutions and integrates them into intelligent networks to drive value for its clients. Catering to various industries from food to automotive, the company has grown its product portfolio to more than 2500 different signaling devices, including explosion-proof devices and micro installation beacons. “Standing true to our motto—clever solutions that simply work—we will continue to develop intelligent signaling devices that provide companies with easy access to data and add value to their processes,” concludes Skarke.

- Laura Davis
    December 11, 2020
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Company
Werma

Headquarters
Norcross, GA

Management
Udo Skarke, General Manager

Description
WERMA offers retrofittable signaling solutions that can be used on machines or manual workstations, in factory floors or entire buildings. WERMA’s ready-to-implement solutions and systems enable businesses to quickly gather and analyze the data to get insights on uptime, downtime, and material flow. As a result, companies can run their everyday operation more efficiently by reducing friction. More importantly, these easy-to-implement products eliminate customer’s dependency on support services. But if the need arises, clients can reach out to WERMA and get the right answer. Clients can also access the products’ mechanical and technical data on WERMA’s website