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New iQ Monozukuri Andon Provides Simple, Cost-effective Visualization of Production Sites

Mitsubishi Electric iQ Monozukuri Andon

Vernon Hills, Illinois - June 27, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Automation 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.

“Because Andon systems usually require extensive time and effort to implement, they’re not usually available to small- and medium-sized manufacturers,” said Lee Cheung, product marketing engineer at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “The new iQ Monozukuri Andon solution fills a need among small- and medium-sized manufacturing companies to visualize information from the production floor and share the information with factory workers, production managers, and maintenance personnel without the cost and time normally associated with implementing 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, factory 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.

iQ Monozukuri Andon is expected to be especially useful in electrical and electronics industries because of their short production cycles and frequent changeovers. “We also anticipate iQ Monozukuri Andon will be beneficial to small- to medium-sized automotive parts manufacturers because of their need to visualize uptime status, production status and information on equipment and alarms,” said Cheung.

— About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is a U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. It offers a broad product portfolio including programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots and low-voltage power distribution products. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

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With more than 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation, and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric enriches society with technology in the spirit of its “Changes for the Better.” The company recorded a revenue of 5,003.6 billion yen (U.S.$ 37.3 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. For more information, please visit

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