Automatically capture machine data to drive your continuous improvement strategy.
What Is Downtime Monitoring?
Downtime monitoring software is used to improve production efficiency and factory floor productivity. FourJaw's Plug & Play machine downtime tracking technology captures accurate real-time data on downtime events in your manufacturing facility.
Our customers use this information to understand the cause of machine downtime, identify opportunities for improved machine utilisation, increase production capacity, whilst understanding the true cost of jobs.
How It works
The MachineLink Hardware uses sensors and powerful algorithms to recognise when the machine is in a productive or unproductive state.
The Operator Tablet automatically prompts operators to select downtime reasons, shows performance through a shift, enables work booking and can be used as a communication platform.
The Web App visualises your factory floor data, so you can manage your operations on a day-by-day basis as well as provide actionable insight into where productivity and energy improvements can be achieved.
Plug & play IoT hardware
mounted to machine
on desktop or mobile
MACHINE DOWNTIME MONITORING FEATURES
FourJaw's Downtime Pareto chart gives a view of the top downtime reasons as a percentage of total downtime.
- FourJaw's Downtime Pareto chart gives a view of the top downtime reasons as a percentage of total downtime
- Make changes that will have the biggest impact to improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) to gain valuable production capacity and maximise machine utilisation
FourJaw allows you to create custom machine downtime monitoring categories and reasons to ensure data classification suits how you work.
Essential£37.50/mo Per machine - Billed monthly
Standard£75.00/mo Per machine - Billed monthly
Empower Your Machine Operators
Machine operators often know about production issues that impact productivity, but lack the tools to effectively communicate them to production managers.
FourJaw machine monitoring solves this problem with easy-to-use tablets that allow operators to log and communicate machine downtime issues in real-time. This data enables both operators and managers to identify areas for improvement and boost machine availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Machine downtime counts as anything that has stopped the normal operation of your machine, and your machine is not outputting at its usual capacity. This could be for several reasons, which can differ from machine-to-machine, but some examples include:
- Unplanned Maintenance
- Tooling Change
- Manual Setup
- Tool Breakage
To accurately measure machine downtime, we recommend using a solution such as a machine downtime monitoring system. Solutions like this, enable manufacturers to capture, in real-time when a machine is not running or producing parts. Calculated as a percentage, equipment downtime analysis allows you to track and compare production levels over a period of time. The calculation is as follows:
Machine downtime measures how frequently machines, cells, or factories are faced with unplanned downtime. Recording and reporting downtime allows production managers to review resource utilisation and identify production inefficiencies.
Equipment downtime analysis is the process of reporting, reviewing and strategising, using information given by a machine downtime software.
Downtime analysis is an essential part of running a successful manufacturing plant. It enables production managers to better understand issues affecting production and fix them.
Yes, machine downtime monitoring is important. Tracking downtime gives managers accurate and reliable information which can paint a clearer picture as to what is causing production delays and issues. Production managers can use this information for decision-making and production planning to improve efficiencies, productivity and OEE.