An Andon is a visual control that indicates the status of a machine, manufacturing line or work process. Andons are often accompanied by audible alarms to alert supervisors when there is a change in status.
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Adons are an effective way to alert support personnel who must attend to several automated processes at a time or are not always located in close proximity to the work they oversee.
ANDONS are typically color-coded this way:
- Green - normal operations
- Yellow - attention will be required in the near future
- Red - urgent attention is needed.
Here is a demonstration of an Andon system: