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Call-for action andon light set from Werma and RS Components

23 November 2018

Werma introduces a comprehensive kit of the essential components required to set up a simple manually operated andon light system.

The surge in demand for andon lights from operations keen to improve their visual management systems and eliminate wastage and obtain better transparency of their operation has encouraged Werma to introduce a comprehensive kit of the essential components required to set up a simple manually operated andon light system.

Werma Andon SmartBOX & Light set

In Lean Manufacturing terms, andon refers to any visual display that shows status information on the plant floor. The Andon SmartBOX & Light set from Werma contains all the necessary components to create an Andon system. For example, it could be used to indicate line status, show when a supervisor or engineer is required, or allow operators to stop production for quality issues. The Andon SmartBOX & Light set is a 24V system which allows up to four light tiers to be switched. The mains power supply has interchangeable adaptors for EU, UK and North America, and has a 100-240V input range making it suitable for most countries.

Manual work stations, assembly lines, packing and despatch lines can all benefit from this easy to install manual call for action system.

Kit contents - Werma part No 649 260 01

• Andon SmartBOX

• Mains powered plug-top supply

• 5m cable with connectors at both ends

• Terminal element

• 3 KS71 permanent LED light elements (red, yellow and green)

• Choice of mounting accessories; tube and base, wall bracket and support tube

To order simply get in touch with Werma UK or search the RS website for RS part number 849-5409.

Upgrade to wireless monitoring system AndonSPEED

If you would then like to monitor the number, frequency and type of call-outs triggered by the workstation a simple add-on kit consisting of a wireless transmitter unit fitted to the signal tower, receiver unit connected to the LAN network and software will provide visual displays of the operation on a central control station view.  The system will automatically despatch emails to the service required to intervene and reports can be produced simply to provide a complete overview of shop-floor activity and enable effective counter-measures to be introduced.

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