With advanced communication technology, what sorts of additional information are stacklights able to provide that can be of use to operators and floor managers?John Curtin, director, automation solutions, Motion Industries: Advantages in wireless communication have greatly enhanced the potential for stacklights to become far more helpful to operators and production managers. Traditionally, stacklights have been stand-alone indicators for a few specific functions of a single process. Now, stacklights are able to be networked. This allows the production manager to identify and document faults and unproductive time throughout the plant. In addition to pinpointing the…Full Story
Red, yellow, green and blue are standard stacklight colors. But a variety of other colors can be used to indicate specific conditions and needs. What are the pros and cons of additional colors or flashing patterns?