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"cab" Selects Signal Towers from WERMA

Clearly identifiable labelling and product marking is an essential part of any business whether it is on individual components, finished products or packaging. Europe's largest manufacturer of labelling and printing machines, supports its reputation for innovation, reliability and durability by the careful selection of essential bought in components for its own operation. This is why cab selected the new innovative modular signal tower series KombiSIGN 40 from WERMA.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Werma
    Clever solutions that simply work – this has been our goal at WERMA for decades, and customers from all over the world confirm our success day after day. We are setting the standards for modern signal technology - and are also defining their future: for more than twenty years with modular signal towers as the industry standard, and with networked, intelligent system solutions today.The "Made in Germany" label is thereby a guarantee that now allows us to describe ourselves with pride as "Europe's leading signal" .This account is updated by WERMA (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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  • CUSTOMER
  • The development, design manufacture and sales of labelling systems are at the heart of the family run business cab. cab offers a range of solutions from label printing, automated labeling and laser marking for all types of product packaging operations.
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  • SOLUTION
  • In order to safeguard the integrity of the process it is essential that the operator can see the status of the printer at all times. For this reason cab has selected WERMA signal towers which show clearly the status in addition to whatever may be shown on the machine display. The operator can see the status of the printer from a distance and the moment he sees any light other than “green” he knows to spring into action promptly to activate a back-up system, resolve the problem and keep the downtime to a minimum.
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  • Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Management Effectiveness - Operation Transparency]
    The integration of Werma's KombiSIGN 40 signal tower into cab's labelling equipment gives end users greater visibility into the status of their operations. They are also better able to safeguard the integrity of their processes.
    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Installation]
    KombiSIGN 40 has also been designed to make installation as simple as possible. Incorrect assembly is made impossible using Poka Yoke methods. The terminals are clearly marked and the intuitive haptic feel to assembling the units makes the job easy, even in restricted installation spaces.
    Impact #3
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  • Process Control & Optimization (PCO)
    Process Control and Optimization (PCO) is the discipline of adjusting a process to maintain or optimize a specified set of parameters without violating process constraints.The PCO market is being driven by rising demand for energy efficient production processes, safety and security concerns, and the development of IoT systems that can reliably predict process deviations.Fundamentally, there are three parameters that can be adjusted to affect optimal performance:- Equipment optimizationThe first step is to verify that the existing equipment is being used to its fullest advantage by examining operating data to identify equipment bottlenecks.- Operating proceduresOperating procedures may vary widely from person-to-person or from shift-to-shift. Automation of the plant can help significantly. But automation will be of no help if the operators take control and run the plant in manual.- Control optimizationIn a typical processing plant, such as a chemical plant or oil refinery, there are hundreds or even thousands of control loops. Each control loop is responsible for controlling one part of the process, such as maintaining a temperature, level, or flow. If the control loop is not properly designed and tuned, the process runs below its optimum. The process will be more expensive to operate, and equipment will wear out prematurely. For each control loop to run optimally, identification of sensor, valve, and tuning problems is important. It has been well documented that over 35% of control loops typically have problems. The process of continuously monitoring and optimizing the entire plant is sometimes called performance supervision.
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