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Werma VarioSIGN Unique LED Signal Tower, Award Winning Design!

Color & light effects can be individually set via dipswitch!

Cutting edge light tower!

Unique features and advantages come standard with WERMA’s new VarioSIGN LED stack light as well as innovative packaging. When not activated, the clear lens allows the stack light to blend in with the background. The clear lens also eliminates false indication in bright ambient areas.

Filling the stack light with multiple and varying colors provides changing statuses to be seen in real time. The EVS (Enhanced Visibility System) light output feature offers attention-getting feature in difficult areas.

•Colorless lens allows unused stack light to blend in with machine as background.
•No chance for false indication due to bright ambient areas.
•One stack light can provide multiple status of machine conditions as they change.
•Flexibility in placing indication due to variable mounting methods(top mount, bottom mount, hung over the top edge of a machine) by pointing upwards, downwards, or horizontally.
•Less power consumption results in lower operating costs.
•Lower maintenance yields higher production levels.
•No filament bulbs to burnout due to vibrations

When needing multiple visual signals concurrently, the VarioSIGN offers the most choices in getting and keeping your personnel’s attention. The EVS feature can grab one’s attention even in the most distracting of environments. Sound can also be added via an integrated buzzer internal to the housing.

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Marshall Wolf Automation is your Industrial Automation Distributor for Werma USA Signal Towers - Please contact us today at 847-658-8130 or on the web at www.wolfautomation.com.

Machine Shop Monitoring - quickly and simply!

In large machine shops it can be difficult to obtain a comprehensive visual overview of machine activity.  WERMA offers an easy-to-install, simple, low-cost wireless monitoring system called WIN (Wireless Information Network) which can be fitted to virtually any piece of equipment or machinery regardless of age and specification.  Combining signal tower technology with wireless technology and an ingenious software package, the common interface point on machines is a WERMA signal tower to which the WIN (MDC - machine data collection) system can be easily fitted and commissioned.

An additional element called the WIN transmitter is fitted to the KombiSIGN signal tower.  This transmitter transfers machine status information wirelessly to the receiver.  Status changes are saved to a database and the software provides you with a comprehensive overview of the machine shop or workstation status. 

The WIN software allows you to react quickly, keep up-to-date with changes, increase efficiency, obtain transparency and document problems.  Read about the Andon control system here.

Ethernet capabilities are coming in the future!

  • No hard wiring
  • Can be retro-fitted
  • Impartial monitoring system
  • Reduction in downtime

Marshall Wolf Automation, your Industrial Automation Distributor has tech support in house to help answer any questions you may have regarding this new product.  Check out all of our light towers/industrial stack lights offerings here! Give us a call today at 800-325-9653!


PATLITE Workstation Tower Light Alert System

Attention Supervisors:  Identify workstation issues without leaving your own area!

The easy to install HSST Kit has a three button switch box that operates the signal tower, which allows the workstation operator to notify the supervisor of multiple needs.  Use the light tower to summon a supervisor, call for additional parts or signal when a project is complete and ready for pick up!  

The Patlite Light Tower HSST kit includes a pre-assembled, pre-wired, three tiered LED signal tower (Red/Green/Yellow), two poles, one short (80mm) and one long (310mm), mounting brackets, 120V AC adapter (with 1,800mm cord) and the manually operated three button switch box.

Marshall Wolf Automation is your authorized industrial automation distributor for the full line of Patlite industrial light towers and audible alarms.  Visit us on the web at:  WWW.WolfAutomation.com or call us at:  800-325-9653.

Menics MSGS rotating light tower with audible alarm

The MSGS provides a complete system approach to a unique Selectable audio sounds - melody, two tone and siren, multiple light tower stacks available, the beacon rotates at 150 cycles per minute, includes incandescent lights, large rotating reflector, selectable audio sounds: melody, two tone and siren (100db).  Stacks from 1-5 lights, stud mounts, terminal block for wiring.   Available supply voltages: 12, 24 VDC and 110, 220 VAC

  • Manufactured by Menics/Amerimation
  • Incandescent type rotating beacon tower
  • Available in 1 through 5 lights
  • Large rotating reflector
  • Selectable audio sounds: melody, two tone and siren (100db)
  • Stud mounted
  • Red, yellow, green, blue or clear lens
  • Voltage: 12VDC, 24VDC, 110VAC or 220VAC

Marshall Wolf Automation is your authorized industrial automation distributor for Menics / Amerimation.  Get your's today, contact us at www.wolfautomation.com.


Werma Obstruction Lights

The law stipulates that buildings of a specific height and in the vicinity of airports as well as factory chimneys, towers, masts, etc. must be equipped with obstruction lights.

The new WERMA obstruction light is especially robust.  It provides reliable signalling for all traffic hazards-even in extreme conditions. To protect the obstruction light against sea salt, UV radiation or aviation fuel, WERMA has selected a particularly robust material-the aluminum die-cast housing is made of a high-quality salt water resistant alloy which is covered with a powder coating.

The glass lens is made of hardened borosilicate glass.  This ensures the the signaling device does not weather even in the toughest conditions.

Thanks to the LED technology, WERMA's obstruction light is maintenance-free.  With a life duration of up to 50,000 hours the LEDs last up to 50 times longer than conventional light bulbs.

Marshall Wolf Automation, your full-line industrial automation distributor, is an authorized WERMA distributor.

Please visit our user-friendly website at www.wolfautomation.com and and view a sampling of our huge product selection.

Please remember Marshall Wolf Automation for all of your industrial automation needs.  We off variable frequency drives, motors, gearboxes, all types of sensors, light towers and many specialty products.

Please send any inquiries to sales@wolfautomation.com. 

A Summer's Resolution

Many people make New Year's resolutions.  How about a summer's resolution!

A good summer's resolution would be to try out Marshall Wolf Automation as your industrial automation source!

Marshall Wolf Automation is a full-line industrial automation distributor and is an authorized distributor for many of the most popular automation manufacturers.  In addition, Marshall Wolf Automation represents many unique lines, such as Pfannenberg, Gefran, Novus, Killark, Ashcroft and Recora, just to mention a few.  There are other automation distributors but at Marshall Wolf Automation not only do you get a huge selection of product but excellent customer service, very competitive pricing and a user-friendly website.

If you already have purchased from Marshall Wolf Automation, how about resolving to consolidate your automation purchases.  You can purchase your variable frequency drives, motors, proximity sensors, light towers, gearboxes, etc. all from one source.  Why not save time and money?

Our user-friendly website at www.wolfautomation.com shows you representative products from our vendors.  You can order online or do a quotation.  You can also email sales@wolfautomation.com any of  your requests.

Purchasing your industrial automation products from Marshall Wolf Automation is a resolution easy to keep!



Complex Cooling Tasks Made Easy with Pfannenberg!

Pfannenberg is definitely your competent partner for complex cooling tasks in the food industry. High security classes of equipment and machines and corrosion-resistant construction materials resist even the most difficult ambient conditions.  For milling, look to Pfannenberg’s cooling units for door or side mount to cool the automation electronic on the outside of the measuring station and Pfannenberg’s filter fans to cool the controlling systems inside the measuring station: PF 4th generation, DTT 6601 and DTI/DTS

Kneading machines can benefit from enclosure climatization with protected side mount for “outdoor” cooling units: DTS 3281.

Product packaging can make use of the cooling of the bag forming, filling and sealing machine and the shrink wrapping machine with cooling units and chillers: DTS 9031 and EB.

Pfannenberg offers enclosure thermal management (filter fans, cooling units, heaters and thermostats), signaling technology (electronic horns, flashing lights, signal towers) as well as chiller (water and oil), obstacle lights and art-illumination (DMX flashing lights), all is Pfannenberg, always long-life, service friendly or maintenance free, latest technology, German engineered and an outstanding price-performance ratio.

You can read more about our Pfannenberg solutions for food and beverage applications here!  Marshall Wolf Automation, your industrial automation distributor is the place to go for all of your thermal management needs.  Call us today at 800-325-9653 (WOLF)!





If Your Application Includes Heavy Loads & Moving Equipment, Read This!

Do you need to warn and protect operators and bystanders from heavy load and moving equipment dangers?

While you cannot completely eliminate the danger, you can certainly help guard against it.

What are some of our popular signaling applications for cranes and hoists? Harbor cranes, industrial overhead bridge cranes, rail yard gantry cranes, mobile container handlers and construction tower cranes would all benefit from:


  • Operator feedback 
    • Direction of motion, reaching load capacity, over load capacity, poor load balance
  • Wind alarm
  • Equipment in motion alarm
  • Load in motion alarm
  • Aviation warning

Standards and regulations that relate to crane safety are 29 CFR Part 1926.1419: Signals - General Requirements for Cranes and Derricks in Construction, Operational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Our Pfannenberg PATROL PA/PAX series is ideal for a number of these applications - you can choose from industrial sounders or sounders with integrated flashing strobe lights.

Marshall Wolf Automation is your authorized industrial automation distributor for the complete line of Patlite and Pfannenberg industrial warning lights and signaling solutions!

Call System for Light Towers!

The AndonCONTROL can activate up to eight different status conditions!  The call system is fitted with smart electronics, using four switches to activate the required status change, for example: a shortage of material A can be signaled by the permanent yellow light while material B shortage could be indicated by the yellow light blinking.  The switch buttons on the AndonCONTROL can be labeled according to your specific status conditions.

The word “Andon” comes from the Japanese language for a lantern or warning light. Today it is used to describe a lighting system, clearly visible to all, to indicate a change in a status, or a warning, that immediate action is to be taken.

All WERMA products operate on this principal. The operator actuates the signal light by turning a switch on. The illumination of the signal light, possibly accompanied by a sounder, indicates to others that this operator requires assistance – maybe he has run out of material line side. Long delays for new parts to be delivered line side, or for assistance to be given can be a thing of the past with WERMA Andon products.

  • Manufactured by Werma
  • The light tower goes right in the AndonCONTROL base
  • A simple call system for various applications
    • Ideal for manual workstations
  • Instant status display at the touch of a button
  • Intelligent electronics can activate of up to eight different status conditions
  • Simple installation
    • No additional cable is required
  • Universal power supply and interchangeable adaptors enable worldwide use
  • Use with Werma KombiSIGN 70 or 71 or most other light towers on the market!
  • Light towers are sold separately

Read about wireless network systems here!  Marshall Wolf Automation is your authorized industrial automation distributor - call us today for all of your industrial stack light needs!


WERMA AndonBOX - Simple Switch Box

The Werma AndonBOX is a simple switch box that is ideal for industrial applications. Activating one of up to four push button switches will illuminate up to four different signal tower lights. The push button switches are color coded and can be labeled with functions. This solution is ready to go and comes with a plug-in power supply. You can surface or wall mount the switch box.

Connect the M12 cable to the signal tower and your call system is ready!

You get great visibility! A 5m cable, with single connector, gives you the ability to position the light tower away from the Andon product.

You can also combine with Werma's easy to install MDC system WIN (Wireless Information Network). You can learn more by contacting our tech support.

Marshall Wolf Automation is your authorized WERMA distributor!