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InduSoft Symbol of the Week and Tutorial Video: 15 Minute Andon Application

InduSoft is always busy improving the tools that make developing applications easier and quicker, and we want to share our efforts with you! This week, we’ve got a special symbol set that’s accompanied by a tutorial video showing you how we used them!

Please note that we also have an official Andon template add-on that you can add to your project without building any of it yourself! This is just for customers who want to develop their own Andon project.

15 Minute Andon/Production Monitoring Application

This Andon tutorial can be used to set up a professional looking Andon digital signage application for InduSoft Web Studio in as less than 15 minutes.  This kind of application is ideal for digital signage, manufacturing dashboards, and production monitoring, and is accomplished very quickly using InduSoft Web Studio. Andon dashboards make it easy to monitor machine performance, line status or production values in real time, on a large screen. Use high definition (HD) monitors, or multi-monitor video walls and InduSoft Web Studio’s features to show production status many meters away. Applications like simple Andon dashboards can improve the efficiency of your production or ensure better quality with less waste by measuring machine key performance indicators.

Here’s how you can make one of your own!

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More information about the Andon Symbol Set

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Download these Symbols for InduSoft Web Studio

Name: ANDON_2LineLabel_GreenHigher.sym, ANDON_2LineLabel_Linear_GreenHigher.sym, ANDON_2LineLabel_Linear_RedHigher.sym, ANDON_2LineLabel_RedHigher.sym, ANDON_2LineLabel_WhiteOnly.sym, ANDON_GaugeRedGreen.sym, ANDON_GaugeRedYellowGreen.sym, ANDON_Title.sym

Custom Properties: TagName, Min, Max, Label_1, Label_2, Threshold, GreenLimit, RedLimit

Range (if applicable): 0-9999 (can be increased if you reduce font size)

Description: This symbol set provides the displays necessary to create a full working ANDON, production monitor, manufacturing dashboard

Notes:

  1. These symbols were created primarily for use on a PC running on a desktop or server operating system, but with some slight modifications, can be made to look great on Embedded Operating Systems
  2. These are made of 100% native InduSoft Web Studio object, no pictures.

Ideas for improvement:

  1. Add more colors
  2. Make different sizes.

Unzip and copy the .sym files into your Symbol folder of where InduSoft Web Studio is installed. This is usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\InduSoft Web Studio v7.1\Symbol” or similar. Either create a new folder or copy it into an existing one, such as “ANDON”

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