GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – January 14, 2015 – Dematic, a supplier of systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution centers, today announces the availability of the Dematic Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) Meters module, further enhancing the product’s preventive and predictive maintenance capabilities. The Meters module communicates directly with existing monitoring systems to extract, consolidate and deliver real-time data to the CMMS. The data collected is then used for alerting operators and maintenance personnel of current issues or trending the data for preventive, predictive and condition-based maintenance.

    Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES), one of the largest competitive energy providers in the mid-Atlantic region, began using the new module to monitor its 120+ meters in early 2014. "Automation, integration and the unified platform make this solution a game changer for us," says Jack Hachmann, WGES Manager - Commercial Assets. "With system alerts automatically communicated to our Work Management module, we now have at all times a complete and accurate view of our asset condition. The data is available in one place through an intuitive dashboard, providing insight into operations to help us improve and transition from reactive to proactive maintenance. And, all of this is delivered via a single platform that provides a holistic view of our assets throughout their lifecycle." 

    The Dematic Meters module includes Run-Time Tracking, which collects data directly from monitoring systems for facilitating usage-based maintenance; Alert Management that automates the data collection required for predictive and condition-based maintenance; Trending and Analytics for increased visibility into asset performance; and Open API for integration into third party controls software. Benefits of this new solution include:
    • Improved Predictive and Condition-Based Asset Management and Reliability – Real-time trending alerts and asset readings provide better insight into asset condition, helping to avert potential failures.
    • Improved Data Accuracy – Alerts and meters are automatically sent from the asset direct to the CMMS, avoiding data lags and data entry errors.
    • Asset Lifecycle Management – Complete tracking from alerts through corrective action provide insight into maintenance operations for increased asset performance.
    • Consolidated Asset Management – Information on energy usage, alerts and meter monitoring are automatically gathered and consolidated to provide a unified picture of preventive and predictive maintenance.
    • Automated Energy Management – Automated energy use-monitoring enables pro-active energy budget planning and savings.

    "We are constantly looking for ways to streamline and improve maintenance processes," said Paulson Palmer, Dematic CMMS Product Manager. "Connecting our Meters module to various monitoring systems provides our clients a fully integrated CMMS solution that communicates with asset monitoring and warehouse control systems. In addition to bringing improved efficiency and timeliness to the maintenance process, this integration also drives improved reliability and availability across maintenance operations. The result is a unified platform that provides the insight to lower maintenance costs and increase productivity."

    The Dematic Meters module is well-suited to a variety of industry sectors inclusive of Energy, Material Handling, Manufacturing, or any environment where monitoring of devices plays a critical role in maintenance success. The solution is available either on-cloud or on-premise and configured for mobile devices. For more information, visit www.dematic.com/maintenance-module for an overview of the complete Dematic Sprocket solution.
    For more information regarding Dematic, visit www.dematic.com or contact Cheryl Falk at Cheryl.Falk@dematic.com.

    About Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc.:
    Washington Gas Energy Services, Inc. is one of the largest competitive energy providers in the mid‐Atlantic region. Washington Gas Energy Services supplies electricity, natural gas and green energy options to commercial and residential customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) named Washington Gas Energy Services the Green Power Supplier of the Year in the non‐utility category. Headquartered in Herndon, VA., Washington Gas Energy Services is an affiliate of Washington Gas, the regulated natural gas utility, and a subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL).www.wges.com 

    About Dematic
    Dematic is a global engineering company that provides a comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions. With a global knowledge network of more than 4,000 skilled logistics professionals, Dematic is able to provide customers with a unique perspective in world-class materials handling solution design. Our commitment to solution development, combined with engineering centers and manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, ensures Dematic has the range and capability to provide reliable, flexible, cost-effective solutions globally. Our successful track record has led to the development and implementation of more than 4,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium, and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors. Dematic generates a global business volume of approximately $1.5 billion. 

    Dematic acquired Upturn Solutions, the creators of Sprocket CMMS, in December 2013. Sprocket CMMS is uniquely designed to streamline and automate maintenance processes in Material Handling, Manufacturing, and Distribution Centers to improve workflow and minimize time and cost required to perform tasks. The company has more than 500 implementations and 10,000+ users. 

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