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Feb 14, 2010

Andon System

Andon is a method of signaling a quality or process problem.
It can be a signboard incorporating signal lights to indicate which machine or station has a problem.
The signal can be triggered by pushing a button or a cord, or even by the equipment itself.
Think for example of the stack lights present on some of your machines.
The system is an integral components of the Jidoka principle.
Modern signals can include text, graphics, even audio.
There are several companies specialized in building signboards.
You can have something customized to serve your specific needs.
Make sure you check the market, as the prices can get quite high.
The best thing is to try and create a simple device that answers your needs while economic.