When I first heard the term 'andon' I thought it was a brand of something. Turns out, it is simply a term used for something visual that indicates machine, manufacturing or process status. Andon products are common with a buzzer to alert to a change in status.
Where did the term 'andon' originate? It is derived from a Japanese term for a type of paper lantern.
When I read the description, I instantly think 'light towers'. Marshall Wolf Automation has a number of andon options for your machines and production lines!
A few of our andon products that you might be interested in include:
Patlite VSST - manually controlled LED light tower
Werma WIN - low cost wireless monitoring system
Our in-house tech support is readily available to help you find the best andon system for your application!