WEM4000 Series

  • Track and trace all incoming ingredients
  • Prevent costly routing errors
  • Reduce labor with RFID Technology
  • Photo ID for electronic truck and rail identification
  • Quickly process truck, rail, liquid and bagged receipts
  • Save money with unattended receiving

The WEM4000 Receiving system is the automated solution that has proven to unload trucks faster and automatically route accurately while maintaining detailed lot tracking for exacting traceability.

This module accepts orders from a purchase order system, locally entered purchases or entry of orders “on the fly” by the truck driver using automatic identification.

Unattended operations with optional automatic interface and RFID allow unloading without an attendant. Receipts can be processed 24 hours per day while retaining complete track and trace data acquisition.

Complete records are generated as well as detailed ticketing that includes all information required to meet commercial and regulatory requirements.

WEM Automation LLC delivers the technology, software solutions and service to meet all your receiving needs.

Bag Label Printers

  • Save time and labor
  • Labels are clearly printed
  • Lot numbers are automatically printed
  • Integrates with the track and trace recordation

WEM4000 systems are now available with a label printer for sample bag label generation. This feature eliminates the concern about getting the correct information on a sample bag. Additionally the WEM traceability software enables source code entry to trace the source of all ingredients and document every load of feed delivered. This printer will automatically and accurately provide detailed sample labels in the receiving area for all ingredients, in batching for all mixed feeds, in pelleting for each pellet run or sample and in loadout, for each order or for each truck. Easily affixed to sample bags these labels eliminate the problems associated with hand written labels or hand writing on the bags. The WEM4000 system supports multiple printers located anywhere in a plant.

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Wireless Mobile Computers

WEM’s wireless control provides the opportunity to monitor and manually control all aspects of a plant. Features include the ability to start and stop motors and operate all the gates, turnheads and valves. Bump motors and inch legs from anywhere in the plant. This unit is active with the WEM Maintenance mode of operation and will save thousands of dollars when doing plant maintenance or start ups.

This wireless control is also used in operations (particularly dairy feeds) that use loaders to batch into a mixer on load cells. The loader operator never needs to leave the loader to produce feed. On-board prompting assures the correct ingredients are used and records the exact quantities. Batch reports and other detailed reports are included with this package.

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Bar Code Scanner

WEM uses bar code reading and tag printing as well as RFID for numerous applications in the feed mill. 

Receiving – WEM can read vendor bar codes directly into the system for lot code tracking or can print bar codes for application to pallets, bags, and bulk bags. These can be used during inventory reconciliation to assure accurate accounting and inventory control.

Micro-ingredient Control – WEM can use bar codes to control access to micron-ingredient bins. This helps to assure the correct micro-ingredient goes into the correct bin.

Hand Adds – The WEM hand adds prompting and check weighing system can scan bar codes on bags or other containers to help assure the correct material is being added.

Shipping – Bar codes can be printed on labels or tickets to assure lot code and other key information is available for every material shipped. Additionally bar codes can be used to read the truck compartment below the feed discharge point. This assures the correct feed is going into the correct compartment of the truck.

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Precision Positioning of Lorry Devices

The WEM4000 positioning system reliably indicates equipment positions within fractions of an inch of the desired position. This means that a lorry scale can quickly and automatically be precisely positioned under a bin or automatically moved to a discharge point. Shuttle conveyors can be moved to precise locations and trucks can be perfectly positioned on scales or under the lorry discharge location.

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Cameras - for all environments

The WEM4000 camera interface can be used for many viewing and recording activities throughout the feed mill. The pictures can be displayed on the main system monitor or on multiple monitors simultaneously. Data can be captured and recorded electronically.

In receiving or loadout, pictures of the truck sides with their names and pictures of the truck license numbers can be viewed, recorded, digitized and stored with transaction records. This permanent record helps track all truck activity in your facility.

Video can be used to view inside of truck compartments, approaching vehicles, plant areas or hundreds of other uses.

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RFID Tag reading

  • Read rail car identification on the move
  • Identify trucks automatically on the move
  • Avoid costly and inaccurate manual entry
  • Speed loading and unloading of trucks and rail cars
  • Identify vehicles for unattended receiving and loadout

WEM4000 system interface with various RFID scanners to automatically identify railroad cars or trucks. Rail car vendor and weight information can automatically be retrieved and used as part of the electronic transition record.

Trucks delivering material to the plant can automatically be identified. This is recorded and transmitted to the accounting system to make sure that the proper accounts are credited with the correct amounts.

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WEM WhiteBoard

Every feed mill has a “white board” to show what materials are in the bins. Typically these are manually updated and are a potential source of errors that may cause cross contamination of ingredients or finished feed. Now the WEM white board will accurately display the materials and the amount for any bin. This can be displayed on any computer for instant access and maximum convenience. All displays are instantly refreshed and accurate within seconds of a bin change.

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