Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Vernon Hills, IL) is making it easy for small- to medium-sized factories to realize the benefits of an Andon system, with the introduction of iQ Monozukuri Andon. The simple, cost-effective Andon package facilitates visualization of production sites using Mitsubishi Electric’s GOT2000 graphic operation terminal and a web browser. iQ Monozukuri Andon offers pre-engineered project data and software to quickly and easily implement and operate an Andon system. By implementing the iQ Monozukuri Andon system, all stakeholders within the factory can visualize the production status. It allows production managers to monitor the production status remotely and adjust the production plan accordingly. They can also set up announcements for changeovers.
iQ Monozukuri Andon allows factory personnel and management to:
- Solve issues of process management and information distribution in the production site.
- Improve productivity by sharing information between workers.
- Visualize production from a remote location.
- Display production plans and bulletin boards without Andon technical knowledge.