Monday September 20, 2021

Industrial Controls #3

We will us an Arduino Pro Portenta H7 and Raspberry Pi 4 to re-image the factory automation Andon Board. We will read data from the Unified Namespace created in the previous workshop and create a realtime display with interrupt controls.

An andon system is one of the principal elements of the Jidoka quality control method pioneered by Toyota as part of the Toyota Production System and therefore now part of the lean production approach. It gives workers the ability, and moreover the empowerment, to stop production when a defect is found, and immediately call for assistance. Common reasons for manual activation of the andon are part shortage, defect created or found, tool malfunction, or the existence of a safety problem. Work is stopped until a solution has been found. The alerts may be logged to a database so that they can be studied as part of a continual improvement process.

Workshop will be held at Cutorama.
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  • Layout Andon Board Interface
  • Write a Basic Software Display in Node-REd
  • Read Date from Unified Namespace to Update Display