News about WERMA

16 Nov 2017

WERMA publishes a handbook on "Signal technology for industry”

Comprehensive guide and reference book containing much valuable technical information and "know how”

Many process or status changes are signalled simply and clearly by the deployment of signal devices – whether it is the opening and closing of access/exit points, a machine fault or a change in status on an automated manufacturing line. Nowadays however signal devices not only warn and advise optically and audibly locally but are also able to communicate intelligently with one another through the use of modern networking capabilities.

WERMA has published a guide to “Signal technology for industry” as part of the Dictionary of Technology series which gives the technically interested or even casual reader a complete overview and basic knowledge of the subject matter. The reference book is full of technical information and explanations as well as many practical examples. The reference book is aimed not only at the industrial user in manufacturing and trade but also at students and apprentices.

Content: Covers the use of signal technology to optimise processes and improve efficiency
After a general introduction to the subject the reader is then given a detailed overview of the technicalities and functions of industrial signal devices. A detailed explanation of the different types of signals and their meaning together with the difference between the optical and audible signal devices is given. The chapter on “Applications” details examples of the use of signal devices in many industrial applications like, for example; machines and equipment, control panels, manufacturing lines in the automotive and logistics industries, packing and despatch and building automation to name but a few.

In addition the reader will gain a comprehensive insight into the world of digitalisation through the innovative wirelessly networked systems from WERMA. Finally some examples of “best practice” applications will show the enormous benefits of signal technology.

Solutions from WERMA, not just for general industry
Publication of the reference book underlines the reputation of WERMA a global family run concern established in 1950, not only as one of the market leaders in signal products but also as a technology leader and trend setter. Where once the company set a new industry standard with the introduction of modular signal towers today WERMA manufactures a wide range of optical and audible products and innovative systems for process optimisation in industry and logistics. WERMA has always put enormous importance on the concept of “intelligent systems that simply work”.

Dictionary of Technology – providing first-hand knowledge and information
For more than 25 years the series “Dictionary of Technology” with additional series on Science and The Economy has enjoyed a highly respected reputation within the German speaking world supported by countless versions in foreign languages. The pragmatic reference books with their distinctive four-colour covers are designed to give a clear and attractive presentation over 72 – 96 pages on a clearly defined topic from the worlds of Technology, Science or the Economy.

Subject titles in the more than 360 volumes within the series are compiled in exclusive co-operation with a leading company within the industry branch in question and there are generally some 15 new subjects introduced each year.

The German version of the book can be obtained from or under ISBN 978-3-86236-109-0. Follow this link directly to the Signal Technology book:

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Udo Skarke
General Manager • WERMA USA

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