Andon Studio™

Andon Studio™ is a powerful integrated software solution to monitor your productivity in real-time and optimize your operations’ process management.

The “Industry 4.0” concept, also known as the 4th Industrial Revolution, is a direct result of today’s highly competitive economic conditions. It defines a new organization of factories named “smart factories” and aims to optimize process through interoperable systems. In this new industry, computerized systems ensuring real-time control and monitoring of production stages are essential. This type of system is called Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

Andon Studio™ is the perfect MES tool to meet the expectations of Industry 4.0. It enables better factory visibility in real time and optimized productivity. By providing a new level of control, communication and organization, Andon Studio™ highlights all essential details for continuous optimization and decision-making (piloting, interaction and real time monitoring). To improve the quality of your products while lowering costs and production time, Andon Studio™ offers the following features:

Identifying Unscheduled Downtime

  • Manually
    Operators can manually select the reason for a service interruption or for an idle time on their machines in order to document unscheduled downtime.
  • Automatically
    Detection-logic centralized and standardized by equipment types provides a uniform identification of service interruptions and helps monitor downtime rate accurately.

    Maintenance personnel can document the details of problems and actions taken to repair the machine. This information can be shared with the CMMS platform.

Tracking Produced Quantities and Defects

Calculating produced quantities and defects per product type helps update the rate of compliant products as per the OEE indicator.
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Managing Service Request

Requests are designed to get support, supply or pinpoint a specific machine status. They may be initiated either manually by operators or automatically upon status or real-time measures for all types of controllers: PLC, CNC, DCS, DDC, etc.

Every request is managed by a configurable procedure, supported by a remote notification procedure mechanism with escalation.

Logging Actions and Events

Logging actions and events helps ensure a complete tracking and overlapping of planned interruptions and unscheduled downtime.

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Metrics Monitoring

Calculate in real time the KPI associated to processes: OEE, TEEP, Availability, Uptime etc.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Control the adherence of planned maintenance according to activity duration and planning.

Intervention Priority

Manage intervention urgency during the occurrence of risk situations by taking into account service criticality and nature of the dysfunction.

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Configurable Display Media

Select the most suitable presentation form according to the data you need to share and choose the appropriate device for a better broadcast (tablet, operator station, desktop, smartphone, alley annunciator screens, workstation display board, etc.)

Combined Data Display

Centralize information to combine real-time data (status, alarms, meters, etc.), actual statistical data (OEE, MTBF, MTTR, etc.) and planning data (maintenance, production).

Historical Data Display

Visualize, filter and export historical data with preformatted reports. You can also create custom reports.

Establish your procedures clearly, define each intervener’s role, set your goals and keep track of your business.

On-Call Management Features

Notification conditions, communication means to contact personnel, call back and escalation rules are established by the on-call management features. Interventions can be enhanced by sharing more accurate information on the reason of the call with the relevant personnel at the right time.


Procedures to be implemented can easily be edited using a graphical workflow and modified according to the requested process changes.

Calculation Rules

Calculation rules for KPI, and measurement and status treatment can be configured on a user-friendly graphical platform.

Open System

Andon Studio™ is based on standard technologies and protocols (OPC, HTTP, Web Services, Database SQL), which allows it to be interfaced with existing systems.

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Easy Implementation

The use of logical expressions to set conditions and reasons for equipment idle time prevents having to modify existing controller programs in most cases.