WEM4000 Series Feed Conference
August 15 - 17, 2017
WEM Automation LLC is pleased to announce our 2017, 2 1/2 day Feed System training conference to be held at the Sheraton Milwaukee - Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield WI.
Our 2017 conference will offer students focused training on five subject "tracks"; Troubleshooting, Inventory Management, Production / Operation, Calibration and Systems Interface / Information Technology. Each track is organized into a full day of training sessions with many hands on labs, multi-media presentations, open discussions and job aids.
Attention Wisconsin Electrical Professionals: The Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services (DSPS) has approved our Troubleshooting track (ID 18862) and has assigned registered attendees 8 hours of continuing education credit toward the following credential types:
- Industrial Journeyman Electrician License
- Journeyman Electrician License
- Master Electrician License
- Registered Electrician Registration
Due to the popularity of these training tracks, seating may be limited in some sessions. Registration will be on a first come first served basis so we suggest you register early to insure your selections for a quality learning experience. Registration material will be distributed via your email address or by following this link Feed 2017 Training Conference
Integrated Alarm Corrective Action
Included as a standard feature within the Alarm and Event Reporting module, the Corrective Action feature will be integrated in all WEM4000 Asphalt Control Systems built after January 1, 2017. The WEM Integrated Alarm Corrective Action feature directs the WEM4000 Control System to display an Active Alarm List screen pop-up when the system senses an alarm. After an operator highlights an active alarm, then selects the Corrective Action command button, details of the alarm are presented, with suggested response steps.
This notification may include:
After dealing with the alarm, selecting an Accept or Retry command button directs the control to proceed with production.
WEMScript (Veterinary Feed Directive)
Introduced in January of 2017, WEMScriptâï¿½¢ traceability software provides added functionality to our WEMReceiving module to identify ingredients controlled by VFD. This allows for tracking and tracing of VFD ingredients and the ability of the system to notify you of formulations that require a VFD prior to production runs. WEMScript meets 2-year record retention requirements outlined by FDA.
WEM Email for Commodity Management
WEM recently provided an automatic commodity ordering system utilizing email. By monitoring the current usage and inventory the WEM4000 control system automatically generates an email that is sent directly to the ingredient supplier. With this information, as well as anticipated usage and total receipts for the last 8 hours including truck identification, the ingredient supplier can manage the shipment of an ingredient ensuring that the feed mill has the available bin capacity and the required inventory to make feed.
Flexibility of WEM4000 Helps Customers’ Mix Quality
WEM Automation LLC and its’ customers are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve efficiencies. Customers also use WEM system to improve the quality of their products as well. One such customer used the flexibility of the WEM4000 batching system to customize how they batched their feed. This customer found that their hand-added minerals were not mixing well with the way they were using their batching system. They had determined through manual test runs that running their hand adds material into the mixer first allowed them to achieve a better quality mix. This unique mix sequence was an easy change for WEM’s programmers. This quick change provided the newly specified mix sequence and thus enabled them to achieve a much higher quality of product.
Upgrading Computers Offers Include Enhanced Software Features
When your computer reaches replacement age, a new computer with your current version of software can be purchased from WEM Automation. WEM Automation is continuously developing new features for our products. We offer the option of upgrading the system software when replacing a computer for a nominal charge.
The advantages to upgrading to the latest version of software are that you receive all of the updated features included with the current software version. Additionally, being on a current software platform provides the capability to add new features. Plus the new software comes with a 5 year warranty.
Depending upon the version of software you are running, some of the features that have been added to the standard systems are:
Multiple range dynamic free fall compensation âï¿½ï¿½ provides (3) user defined drop size ranges, eliminating the need to fix the free fall when loading different size trucks. Having multiple ranges for drop size eliminates jogging when switching back to large drop sizes after smaller loads. Less jogging makes for quicker loading and less wear and tear on your equipment.
Price list - provides the ability to provide a discount to a customer based upon an individual mix or job.
You may wish to grant special discounts to a customer for particularly large job or for certain types of mixes but not others. The price list feature lets you build discounts in this manner, based upon either percentage discount or dollars/ton. With this feature the operator no longer needs to type in the discount for some loads but not others; eliminating mistakes and freeing him up to focus on running the plant.
Restore calibration âï¿½ï¿½ allows the previous calibration settings for Cold feeders and RAP feeders to be restored. In case the calibration settings have been lost or changed, the last calibrations can be restored at the click of a button.
Dust removal rate âï¿½ï¿½ provides an entry in the drum formula to account for the amount of dust removed during the drying process. Particularly dusty aggregates may require only a portion of the dust removed to be returned to the mix. This feature provides for an entry, similar to moisture content, which automatically adjusts aggregate flow so that AC content is kept in exact proportion.
For more information about these and other enhancements please contact the WEM Automation LLC sales department.