What Does OEE
Refer To In Manufacturing? 

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is seen by the majority of manufacturers as the gold standard in productivity monitoring, taking into account Performance, Availability and Quality.

OEE identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is productive. An OEE score of 100% means you are manufacturing only good parts (100% Quality), as fast as possible (100% Performance), with no downtime on the machine (100% Availability).

Powerful Machine Monitoring For Boosting Production Efficiency

Overall Equipment Effectiveness, or OEE, is used in manufacturing to measure a machine's productivity. An OEE report gives factory managers reliable information used to maximise output and improve performance. FourJaw's OEE machine monitoring system uses real-time data to generate reports and subsequently improve production efficiency.

FourJaw OEE trend captured by machine downtime reasons

Drive Continuous OEE Improvement With Real-Time Manufacturing Data

The old saying “You can’t improve what you don’t measure,” holds especially true when it comes to improving your factory’s OEE.

Wherever you are on your OEE journey, deploying a reliable and accurate OEE machine monitoring platform will help you to reach your OEE  Performance, Availability and Quality goals.

FourJaw is an easy-to-install OEE machine monitoring platform that can enable you to determine your machine’s availability and identify areas where performance can be improved, helping you on your journey to lean manufacturing. 

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FourJaw machine monitoring OEE dashboard

Accurately measure OEE for both small-batch and volume-production 

By using the real-time machine status data, we can calculate OEE figures for the current job, or shift, enabling comparison to previous shifts and encouraging the machine operator and factory floor supervisor to take corrective action if needed.

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How is OEE Measured?

FourJaw’s OEE machine monitoring software reports on three key metrics Availability, Performance, and Quality. The results of these metrics are used to generate an overall OEE percentage. Factories should be aiming for an OEE of at least 80%, however most achieve 60% or less, massively impacting manufacturing productivity and profitability. 

OEE and Performance, Availability and Quality all start at 100% and are reduced when issues are logged.

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Improve your OEE with plug-and-play machine monitoring

Improve your factory’s Overall Equipment Effectiveness with our plug & play OEE machine monitoring software, designed to make your factory production lines as efficient, productive and sustainable as possible.

Traditional Machine Monitoring Vs Cloud-Based Machine Monitoring

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


  Traditional Machine Monitoring Solutions FourJaw Machine Monitoring Solution

Low Cost, Monthly Subscription

No Installation Costs

ROI in Weeks, Not Months

Order to Installation in 2 Days

Can be Installed in Minutes

Works on Any Machine, Regardless of Age or Brand

Regular Security & Feature Updates Included

Traditional Machine Monitoring Solutions
FourJaw Machine Monitoring Solution

Low Cost, Monthly Subscription

No Installation Costs

ROI in Weeks, Not Months

Order to Installation in 2 days

Instantly Works on Any Machine

Security & Feature Updates Included

Installation Takes Minutes

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Clip, Plug & Play Installation

FourJaw's OEE manufacturing analytics platform is designed to be accessible and affordable to install.

Our OEE machine monitoring platform consists of a software interface that's connected to our IoT MachineLink hardware via the cloud.

The MachineLink hardware simply clips onto the machine's power supply. Thanks to its intuitive design, our OEE platform works with any machine, regardless of type, brand or age.

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Start your OEE Journey today

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The MachineLink is Installed in 3 Easy Steps


Install Hardware

Simply supply power to the MachineLink hardware, then attach a sensor to your machine’s power cable. It’s as simple as ‘Clip, Plug and Play’.


Connect To WiFi

Connect the MachineLink hardware to your shop-floor WiFi network. Or if you’d prefer you can connect via an Ethernet connection.


Unlock Productivity

Log in to the secure web app and within 10 minutes** or so of the hardware being online you will have real-time data visibility to start identifying and eliminating inefficiencies.

*Self-installation takes around 10-20 minutes – no specialist experience required. ** Please note this can take much longer depending on the time from provisioning to installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does OEE stand for in manufacturing?

OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) is the gold standard for measuring manufacturing productivity.

The OEE measure identifies the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive, which is where machine monitoring adds massive value.

A manufacturer with an OEE score of 100% means would mean you are manufacturing only Good Parts, as fast as possible, with no Stop Time.

How can machine monitoring help improve OEE?

The OEE measure in manufacturing looks at three factors; Quality, Performance and Availability. FourJaw's machine monitoring platform is designed to help identify, measure and improve how productive a production line (or machine) is. Therefore if you're looking to start or improve your current OEE measures, then our machine monitoring platform can help you with your manufacturing performance and availability.

Do OEE and Lean Manufacturing go hand in hand and what role does machine monitoring play?

Lean manufacturing is all about eliminating waste from your production process; to make it as 'lean' as possible. OEE is a way to measure how lean you are in the three core areas it looks at, Quality, Performance and Availability.

Machine monitoring helps drive lean manufacturing otherwise known as lean production as well as the performance and availability parts of the OEE measures.

Can Machine Monitoring help drive lean manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing is a production process based on the principle of maximising productivity while, at the same time minimising waste within a manufacturing operation.

FourJaw Machine monitoring software at it's core, is designed to enable manufacturers to improve (maximise) their manufacturing productivity. Therefore Machine monitoring is a crucial manufacturing technology to ensure manufacturers achieve their lean manufacturing ambitions.

My factory wants to reduce energy usage, can machine monitoring help achieve this?

FourJaw machine monitoring was originally designed to monitor the productivity of a machine by identifying downtimes to help drive productivity improvements such as utilisation and OEE.

However, we have recently added Energy Monitoring to our platform features, giving manufacturers Energy usage data combined with Machine productivity data to help reduce their energy usage, energy costs and carbon footprint. 

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

How do you define machine downtime reasons to calculate OEE?

OEE in FourJaw tracks the performance and availability of your machine using the downtime reasons logged by machine operators. To do this, you need to choose an OEE category for each of your downtime reasons.

Anything that means that your machine is not available to use because it is broken, undergoing maintenance or being reprogrammed etc. is set to downtime OEE category Availability. Everything else is set to performance.

Examples of Availability Downtime reasons include: Machine fault, Tool broken, Set Up, Unplanned maintenance etc. 

How does FourJaw OEE Machine Monitoring benefit Production managers?

FourJaw OEE machine monitoring provides a number of benefits, ideally suited for Production Managers, including:

See trends in OEE / Availability / Performance / Quality over 3 or 6 months – so that I can set targets and celebrate success.

See OEE broken down by Factory, Cell or Machine so that I can focus continuous improvement efforts in the right place.

Drill down and see what downtime reasons are affecting performance and availability so that I can try and solve issues.

See how productivity differs across different shift.
How does FourJaw OEE Machine Monitoring benefit shop floor managers?

FourJaw's OEE machine monitoring functionality provides two key benefits to Shop floor managers. These include:

Ability to investigate our cycle times and drive reduction by comparing cycle times on different machines and across shifts. 

Ability to investigate the number of stops per shift and drive reduction by comparing different machines and shifts.

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