Mitsubishi Electric Automation ( is making it easy for small- to medium-sized factories to realize the benefits of an Andon system, with its new iQ Monozukuri Andon. It offers pre-engineered project data and software to implement and operate an Andon system.

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

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. 

When a problem occurs on the factory floor, workers can notify supervisors and maintenance staff without stepping away from the production line. Using a connected mobile device, supervisors and maintenance personnel can visualize the problem remotely and quickly determine how to respond.