Light columns (or signal columns) are routinely used in industrial environments to display the status of machines or processes. They offer immediate visual notification of operational conditions, allowing for swift intervention when required.
Several manufacturers produce these light columns for the industry. Here’s a list of renowned manufacturers as of my last update in September 2021:
- Siemens: A well-regarded company known for its industrial products. They offer a range of light columns and other signaling devices.
- Schneider Electric: Another major player in the industrial equipment domain. They provide a variety of signaling solutions, including light columns.
- Rockwell Automation (Allen-Bradley): They manufacture a variety of equipment for industrial automation, including light columns.
- Werma: A company specializing in signaling solutions, including light columns.
- PATLITE: A globally present company specializing in signaling solutions for the industry.
- ABB: While primarily known for its electrical and automation solutions, ABB also offers a range of signaling devices.
- SIRENA: A company offering a range of signaling equipment, including light columns for various industrial applications.
- Eaton (Moeller): They provide solutions for industrial automation and electrical distribution, including light columns.
- Banner Engineering: A company focused on signaling solutions and industrial sensors.
- Turck: A supplier of automation solutions, including light columns.
It’s worth noting that the market is ever-evolving, with potential new entrants or mergers and acquisitions of companies. Hence, it’s always advisable to check the manufacturers’ or specialized resellers’ websites for the most recent information.