Customer reference: WISAR – Sensor-controlled weighing bin iSCALE deployed successfully

WISAR, Wyser + Anliker AG was founded in 1961 by Cäsar Wyser and Claire Anliker in Zurich Seebach. With around 60 employees, the family business is in its third generation and has established itself as a pioneer in the field of housing technology at its Zurich-Kloten site. The wide product range is aimed at customers in the fields of installation and building services, industry/mechanical engineering as well as telecommunications and transport technology. Whether aluminium switch cabinets ALS, various aluminium or chrome steel housings for indoor and outdoor use, switch cabinet accessories or innovative products of WISAR 19-inch technology: with high-quality products “made in Switzerland”, the company has established itself with more than 60 years of experience.

Reference WISAR, Wyser + Anliker AG


While the main objective of the industry is to increase productivity and reduce process costs, it should also focus on improving quality and increasing flexibility. Even though C-Parts represent a small proportion of the purchase volume of the company, the procurement efforts involved here are high. Hence, the potential for saving lies in optimising the processes. This is exactly where the supply solutions for the automated production supply of Würth Industrie Service at WISAR come into picture. The housing technology specialist had already relied on a scale system for storage management. It is the flexible and self-sufficient use of the sensor-controlled scale iSCALE that led the company to rely on the innovative system portfolio of Würth Industrie Service.


Objective of the new production supply

  • Supply security through automated re-ordering
  • Seamless supply
  • 24-hour availability
  • Independent logistic warehouse management
  • Innovative technologies
  • Safe and needs-based storage

The solution: iSCALE

iSCALE is a sensor-controlled scale, which is directly connected with the kanban bin and is independently movable. As a result, it can be used flexibly in the industrial environment: be it at the assembly line, material storage, Kanban storage location or directly at the workplace. iSCALE handles the logistical storage management of C-Parts almost on its own. Würth Industrie Service offers sensor-controlled weighing technology for the traditional Kanban material storage as well as for seamless supply to the exact place of requirement in the line and directly to the individual assembly stations. This flexible and independent application in the actual place of use is only possible because the system is operated without power and is controlled via new radio technology (NB-IOT). The Kanban bin W-KLT®2.0 (Würth small load carrier 2.0) is equipped with a sensor-controlled scale, which continuously checks the weight inside the bin directly at the customer’s location and transfers it via an encrypted interface to the ERP system of the C-Parts provider. Once the weight goes below a defined value, a notification is sent automatically to Würth Industrie Service, whereby the scale system automatically determines the optimal time for an order according to the requirement. Once an order is triggered, a subsequent delivery is initiated – the entire process is seamless. The scale system is designed for all the bin sizes of Würth Industrie Service following the VDA norm (2115, 4115, 4315, 4315). The storage locations were adapted within two days by a team of three employees of Würth Industrie Service. Over 100 sensor-controlled scales were implemented in different bin sizes 2115, 4115 and 4315 at the Kloten site. At WISAR, the storage management is carried out through the traditional Kanban material storage. A centralised storage location with three Kanban racks ensures that the required fasteners are stored securely as per the requirements and, reordered accordingly in the production of the housing technology expert.

The result: Secure in material supply, cost-efficient in handling.

“A fully-automated logistical stock management replaces the cumbersome stock-takings, re-orders and interim storage. As the inventory is continuously audited, any fluctuations and peaks can be identified in time, and thus the supply security can be maximised.” Roman Anliker, General Manager at WISAR, Wyser + Anliker AG.


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