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Machine Monitoring Software

Your factory's gateway to maximising operational, environmental and financial efficiencies
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Improve Productivity

Drive continuous improvement with real-time utilisation and OEE metrics to inform decisions. 

Remove inefficiencies to make more product with the same resources. 
Drive a culture of continuous improvement by giving your people the tools they need.

Simplify Data with FourJaw Machine Monitoring

We're the operational tool that enables factories to become more efficient, sustainable and profitable. 

On average, our customers see an uplift of between 15 and 20% increase in productivity. Enabling them to make more products with the same level of resources. 

Connect any type of machine on your factory floor using our plug-and-play manufacturing analytics platform to understand where you can unlock productivity, save energy and increase capacity. 

Benefits Of Machine Monitoring Software With FourJaw

Take Control, Drive Efficiency and Increase Productivity & Sustainability Of Your Factory Floor.
AUTOMATIC DATA CAPTURE FourJaw automatically gathers machine data so you can finally ditch the clipboard and spreadsheets and drive your lean manufacturing efforts.
ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE & SCALABLE Unlike traditional machine monitoring solutions, our cloud-based platform only requires a small piece of 'plug & play' hardware to be installed per machine. Find out more about our flexible pricing plans and discover how quickly you could be getting an ROI.
IMPROVE EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION Manufacturing environments are typically very busy and complex which can lead to inefficiency in things like peer-to-peer communication. FourJaw makes everyone’s job easier, from the top floor to the factory floor, using technology to provide complete visibility, leading to a more engaged workforce.
OPTIMISE FACTORY PRODUCTIVITY & ENERGY USAGE FourJaw machine monitoring software enables manufacturers to increase operational efficiency by identifying where inefficiencies in productivity occur.  In addition, our software allows you to understand where energy is being wasted on unproductive downtime so you can take corrective action to reduce costs and your carbon footprint.

Know What good looks like

Data without context is just data. Understand what 'good' looks like in your factory using key productivity metrics such as machine utilisation and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) so you always know when things are going well (or not so well).

  • See key production metrics, such as machine utilisation and top downtime reasons to inform your continuous improvement efforts and hit your production KPIs 
  • See your top downtimes, per factory, cell or machine to improve your performance and availability goals


Data without context is just data. Find out top reasons for machine downtime, by factory, cell, or machine. Take action where it matters most based on top-loss pareto chart.

  • Understand top downtime reasons
  • Change production processes to gain efficiency
  • Allocate resource more effectively
  • Improve machine productivity

Live Data Dashboard

View an at-a-glance summary of how production is progressing in real-time, allowing you to take immediate actions to improve.

  • View an at-a-glance summary of production performance
  • Enables supervisors to make quicker, more informed decisions
  • See downtimes and machine active times per work order
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Operational Alerts

Improve speed of communication. Alert production managers based on tailored event triggers that are important to your operations. 

  • Notify the right people
  • Improve communication
  • Proactively manage production issues as they arise
  • Continuously improve processes
  • Reduce the likelihood of future issues
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Manufacturers come first
The complexity of manufacturing naturally leads to inefficiency. We enable manufacturers to overcome and master the complexity through our technology.
Our mission is to deliver accessible technology that empowers manufacturers of all shapes and sizes to achieve their productivity potential. 
Armac Martin shop floor brass products

Over the last 6 months, FourJaw machine monitoring software has enabled the Armac Martin Turning section to go from a 21.7% machine utilisation rate up to 35.8% today. That’s an increase of 14.1% utilisation, but even more impressively – in terms of capacity. For example, in the time it would take Armac Martin to make 100 parts in April, the team are now able to make 165 parts, an increase of 65%.

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Rob McGrail - Armac Martin CEO
Rob McGrail Armac Martin - CEO

Hassle-Free Machine Monitoring with FourJaw's Simple Hardware

FourJaw plug and play machine monitoring IoT device
Install MachineLink Hardware

Simply supply power to the FourJaw MachineLink IoT device, then attach the sensor to your machine’s power cable.

Connect To The Internet

Connect the MachineLink to your factory's Wi-Fi network (or simply wait for it to connect if you requested pre-configuration).

Securely See Your Data

Log in to the secure, cloud-based FourJaw Web App and data from your factory floor will start to pull into the platform within a few minutes.



We work with manufacturers to support their continuous improvement and lean manufacturing programs, by providing the right information so that informed decisions can be made to continually improve their processes. 

FourJaw’s manufacturing analytics platform provides a fast payback period with a return on investment typically achieved in months, not years.

FourJaw informs you of your factory's:

  • Machine Utilisation & Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Setup, Cycle & Idle Times
  • Energy Usage 
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Machine Downtime
  • Downtime Reasons

FourJaw Pricing

Plug-and-Play Installation that works on any machine. Training & ongoing support are all included in the price.

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£37.50/mo Per machine - Billed monthly
£33.75/mo Per machine - Billed monthly
Utilisation Metrics
Energy Monitoring
Benchmarking & Shift Reporting
Downtime Tracking
Job Tracking
Free Hardware
Benchmark productivity with basic reporting
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£75.00/mo Per machine - Billed monthly
£67.50/mo Per machine - Billed monthly
Utilisation Metrics
Energy Monitoring
Benchmarking & Shift Reporting
Downtime Tracking
Job Tracking
Free Hardware
Resolve issues faster with real-time alerts
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Traditional Machine Monitoring Vs Cloud-Based Machine Monitoring

Move over traditional machine monitoring solutions. We’re on a mission to make access to machine monitoring as affordable and accessible as possible.

Traditional Solutions
Monthly Subscription
No Large Upfront Costs
ROI in Weeks, Not Months
Plug & Play Installation
Works on Any Machine, Regardless of Age or Brand
Regular Security & Feature Updates Included
Productivity & Energy Monitoring features

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Machine Monitoring Improve Productivity & Machine Utilisation?

Machine monitoring provides manufacturers with full factory floor visibility of how well machines are being utilised, by showing the machine downtime,uptimes and continuous event monitoring

With the FourJaw machine monitoring platform, operatives can categorise the reasons for the downtimes, so factory floor managers get a clear picture of how productive the machines are. Here's a useful case study that shows how a manufacturer improved their machine utilisation by 400%.

Does FourJaw machine monitoring work on old machines? Yes. Our machine monitoring platform was specifically designed to make machine monitoring accessible to manufacturers of all shapes and sizes, which of course meant we designed our platform to work with any type of machine, regardless of age, brand or model. With FourJaw, you can turn your 50-year-old machine into a 'smart machine', helping you to understand how productive your machines are. 
Can Machine monitoring help reduce energy usage?

Yes. FourJaw's machine monitoring software can provide Energy usage data combined with Machine productivity data to help factories reduce their energy usage, energy costs and carbon footprint. 

You can find out more about FourJaw's energy monitoring feature here

Is plug-and-play machine monitoring software expensive?

No. Unlike traditional machine monitoring solutions, we designed our machine monitoring platform to be accessible. Not only did we make it easy to install (minimising disruption to your shop floor), but we also made it affordable.

We offer monthly payment plans and you can install it yourself, so there are no high upfront installation costs often associated with traditional machine monitoring solutions. Find out more about our machine monitoring software prices.

What data does FourJaw machine monitoring capture?

Utilisation Data

FourJaw starts with utilisation data in its simplest form. The specially designed MachineLink hardware is a combination of miniature computer and current clamps. These two current clamps are typically attached to the total power incomer of the machine and the main drive unit, for example a spindle motor of a CNC machine.

This raw data is recorded every second and sent to our secure Azure cloud platform. The data is then instantly built into chunks of running and not running data, typically over 20-second periods, which is then displayed and categorised throughout the FourJaw platform.

What this provides is a very accurate measure of when the productive part of the machine experiences load and when it does not. Applied to this data is FourJaw's Machine Learning program which automatically classifies the data into productive/active and idle/inactive time. This means warm up runs and free air cycles are classed as idle time in the case of a CNC machine as the machines is not in its productive state.

How does FourJaw capture Machine Downtime Data?

Downtime reasons are inputted by the operator of the machine via a tablet which is installed beside the operator.

Each tablet is paired with a machine via the same FourJaw portal running on a Chrome browser.

When the MachineLink hardware, detailed above, measures a set period of idle time a pop-up appears on the platform asking the user to log why the period of idle time has occurred.  This information can be inputted straight away, during the downtime or even post downtime if required.

Does FourJaw machine monitoring platform capture work booking and job data?

Yes it does. 

Work order information can be inputted manually or directly imported from a .CSV file.

This data includes the WO number, operations, machine names, estimated job time and start dates.

As with all parts of the FourJaw platform, this data is combined with the downtime and utilisation data to provide meaningful and actionable insights into your production process.

I already monitor Work order times, Ops times and setup times, why is this different?

As a manufacturer, it's highly likely you'll already be monitoring Work order times, Ops times and setup times, of course, this is all useful, however, it does not give you the big picture.

For instance, it doesn't identify and inform you of what improvements can be made to improve shop floor productivity.

Machine monitoring differs because it will give you real-time, actionable shop floor data such as:

  • Top 5 downtimes, per factory, cell or machine
  • Pareto plots
  • Average setup time per part
  • Downtimes and machine active times per work order

This information can be used to take decisions based on fact and not opinion. 

What is production monitoring? Production monitoring systems are designed to record production and machine performance in real time. This information can then be used to drive OEE, strategise, increase capacity and overall drive performance and profitability.
Machine Operator tracking machine downtime and utilisation using FourJaw


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