2LocationWEKA is situated in Baeretswil, 25 km south east of Zurich and can be easily reached in half an hour by car or public transport.
3Background WEKA was founded in 1940 Member of the ARCA Flow Group since 2001Leading manufacturer of instruments for level measurement of liquids, cryogenic components and special valves45 employeesMore than 90 percent of the turnover is realized by exportingOur strengths are: development, production and testing of tailor-made solutionsInstruments for level measurement (VLI and TLI) are sold through a world wide net of representativesCryogenic components and special valves are mostly sold directly to our world wide customer base
4ARCA Flow GroupARCA Joint Ventures/Partners: Forbes Marshall ARCA Ltd, Pune, IndiaARCA Valvulas S.A. de C.V., Mexico-City/Tampioco, MexicoSAMYANG-ARCA Co. Ltd., Seoul, South KoreaWuzhong Instrument Co. Ltd., Wuzhong, P.R. ChinaTOA Valve Co., Ltd., Tokyo, JapanWEKA Joint Ventures: Control Components, Caringbah, Australien
5WEKA is selling worldwide Visual Level Indicators VLI 50 %Cryogenic Components25 %Tank Level Indicators TLI 15 %Stainless Steel Valves10 %Overall revenues of WEKA represent an approx. 12 mio AU$10% account for stainless steel valves15% each account for cryogenic components and TLI systems60% account for magnetic level indicators.We are the „pros“ in magnetic level indicators which are our daily bread and butter . None of our competitors has such a high production percentage sharein magnetic level indicators.Taking into account the approx. 10 mio AU$ worth of MLI‘s manufactured at GEMS in Plainville, GEMS/WEKA is the single largest supplier to the MLI market.In addition we also are the only source manufacturing MLI‘s on both sides of the Altlantic.Total Revenues ~ 5 Mio. EUR(90% Export)
7Quality Policy Sophisticated production and quality control A Total Quality Management System is fully established and integrated in the whole production process including sales, manufacturing and administrative belongingsManufacturer Certifications:ISO 9001:2000PED 97/23/EC Module H/H1ATEX 94/9/ECSVDB 501AD HP 0 / TRB200Product Approvals:
8Our Vision Know-How, Quality, Flexibility To be the leader in level measurement of liquids with the float technologyTo be the leader in the cryogenic component marketTo grow sustainablyTo improve know-how and quality standards continuouslyTo maintain high flexibilityTo act responsible towards customers, environment and employees
12Phyisical principle Function Based on the float principle and the principle of communicating vessels the liquid level inside the VLI is always the same as in the vessel to be monitored
13Floats Forced level transmission Hermetically sealed floats For pressures up to 350barDensities > 0.3g/cm3Compact dimensionsLarge float choice for optimal selection of the indicator
14Bar Magnet System Horizontal bar magnet AlNiCo magnet Horizontal magnet fieldHighest magnetic fluxLarge radial extensionLow weightSingle pole activation of accessories
15Magnetic guiding tape system FunctionSimilar to a compass needle, the bar magnet inside the float always points to theintegrated magneticguide tape.
16Other Magnet Systems Magnet system Ring magnet Fe-Oxyd Magnet Vertical orientationSmall radial extensionHigh WeightRisk of double switchingBack-to-back SystemsRing magnetsFe-Oxyd magnetsBack-to-back orientationMagnetisch bedenklichBig radial extensionVery high weightLong term stability in question
17Visual Level Indicators (VLI) Simply a sight glass replacement ?No ...…it‘s a level indicator…it‘s a level control…it‘s a level transmitter3 functions in one device!
18… Level Indicator Visual Indication No external energy required Direct, on the spotNo need for calibrationMechanically robustPerfect ReadabilityNo DiscolourationMaintenance freeShock proven
19... as Level Control Outside of the Media Not subject to pressure Freely adjustableMultiple switch pointsBi -stable switchesSPST / SPDT Versions240VA / 160 W ratingStainless steel housingEEx i / EEx d (ATEX)CEOn / OffOn / Off
20… as Level Transmitter Outside of the vessel Not subject to pressure 10 or 5 mm resolutionLinear- or non-linear VersionStandard 3-wire version2-wire mA versionMax 350° C media temperature316 steelEEx ia / EEx d / CEIn combination with HART-Transmitter20 mA / 100%4 mA / 0%
21Applications Food industry Chemical industry Offshore applications Petro and Oil and Gas IndustryPharmaceuticalsHydraulic and thermal power plantsShipbuildingTextile industryWasser tanks and water treatmentEtc.
23Bi-stable Magnetic Switches On/off or change over switches (SPST / SPDT)Standard-, Mini- or Ex- versionStainless steel housingSwitch rating up to 250V / 1AMedia temperature up to 400°CType approved according European directive 94/9/EC (ATEX)EEx ia and EEx d versionNAMUR versionPTB approvalCENELEC approvalCE certifictaion
24Transmitter 3-wire version Max 350°C Media temperature 2-wire mAMax. 250 °C Media temperatureEEx ia and EEx d versionsCENELEC approvedCE markingConform to European Directive 94/9/EC (ATEX)
25Marine Approvals American Bureau of Shipping Det Norske Veritas Germanischer LloydLloyd’s Register of ShippingPolski Rejestr StatkowRussian Maritime Register ofShippingRegistro Italiano NavaleBureau Veritas
26Visual Level Indicators Cryogenic- and Special Valves ReferencesVisual Level IndicatorsTank Level IndicatorsCryogenic- and Special ValvesShellABBKrupp-UhdeAir LiquideSnambrogettiFoster WheelerLindeKvaernerAximaSulzer FriothermCaliquaNSWHDWAtlas CopcoMarlogFincantieriMazagonGRSEAir LiquideLindeCernMesser CryothermBOC (England)Air ProductsINFN/LNNIPPTIFRNippon SansoPraxairNIFS
27Summary Weka Visual Level Indicators are : Perfect readability of the liquid level3 functions in one instrumnent: Level indication, level switch and level transmitterWorks as level indication without external energy supplyPatented WEKA magnet-systemVersatileAdaptableReliable (over 40 years of proven experience)Cost effective