Input for the Andon System :
Like every system the Andon as input and output with the help of Andon accelerates the information flow rate is controlled and given as an input the system, data about the problems is given as input the system the input can be given manually such as Andon cords, Andon lines, and one rope. Here the rope which is used as an input to a system is hanging from a ceiling. If the operators find any default in production line they just pull down the rope which gives a signal to Andon by indicating the fault has occurred in a system after the problem is solved they just the rope for second time indicating that the problem has been rectified and be solved.
The cord is one of the best methods, it is generally referred as an Andon switch or even known as Andon button. A cord is used because it as an advantage that it can transmit the signal into long distances, in case of a button the work has to walk to on and off it which creates a delay, but for small working places, the button and switch are used.
Ideally every Andon System as button or cord, by using the above methods system knows not only the problem has occurred but where the problem has been occurring. But we have to make sure that there should be the limited number of lines and a small number of inputs to avoid complexity. For simplicity one line is a good starting point and it can go until three lines more that become excessive. There is automatic input into Andon system. For any automatic and semi-automatic machines, sensors and programmed logic can detect a current or even upcoming fault and slowdown.
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