Real-time machine data provides you with the top reasons/causes of machine stoppages.
Improve the Operational efficiency of your lines
Using FourJaw to collect and analyse data on food and beverage production lines gives manufacturers valuable insights into operational efficiency.
Make operational and commercial decisions based on accurate data to improve efficiency and inform your continuous improvement strategy.
Our productivity and energy monitoring platform will enable you to optimise processes, reduce energy usage and improve the sustainability of your manufacturing processes.
Optimise machine usage
Make operational decisions in real-time using the energy and productivity data of your production lines.
Understand what the top causes of inefficiency are and take corrective action where the biggest gains can be achieved.
Is Your Production Line Eating Your Margins?
Producing FMCG goods means you have to ensure your production line is running as efficiently as possible to ensure you are squeezing everything you can out of machine utilisation and production capacity.
Our technology is an operational tool that will enable you to find solutions to overcome challenges.
Accurate, real-time and over-time data insight will help inform your decisions to implement more sustainable manufacturing processes, reduce wastage, gain capacity and improve operational efficiency.
Drive Productivity Gain Capacity Grow Profitability
Whether you're measuring 'Mean Time Between Failure' (MTBF) or OEE, FourJaw's plug & play machine monitoring software will capture the data insight you need to be confident that your factory's production lines are running as efficiently, productively and sustainably as possible.
FourJaw machine monitoring lowers your production costs by driving productivity and growing existing machining capacity.
- Reduce Stoppages
- Increase Productivity
- Make Data-Backed Decisions
Optimise food production by analysing machine usage data, identifying top stoppage causes and preventing unplanned downtime.
Boost productivity and efficiency by identifying and removing the barriers to enhanced OEE.
Make Data-Backed Decisions
Data analytics helps food manufacturers make better, more informed decisions
WORKS ON ANY FOOD OR BEVERAGE PRODUCTION MACHINE
Simply supply power to the FourJaw MachineLink IoT device, then attach the sensor to your machine’s power cable.
Connect the MachineLink to your factory's WiFi network (or simply wait for it to connect if you requested preconfiguration.)
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Machine monitoring provides manufacturers with full factory floor visibility of how well machines are being utilised, by showing the machine downtime and uptimes.
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%.
Although not specifically designed to reduce energy usage, machine monitoring software can help factories reduce their energy usage indirectly and therefore become more efficient and sustainable.
Because our machine monitoring software reports on your machine utilisation, by machine, cell or factory, the data allows you to see when a machine is being run but doesn't need to be, i.e. wasting energy. By identifying 'negative machine downtime' we have helped a number of manufacturers reduce their production costs, thanks to the data insight FourJaw machine monitoring provided.
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 the pricing plans we offer here.
FourJaw starts with utilisation data in it's 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.
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 can be inputted straight away, during the stoppage/downtime or even post the event if required.
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.
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.
FourJaw's advanced machine monitoring solution is designed for use on all types of manufacturing equipment and is suitable for factories of all sizes.
In the food industry, our analytics software is frequently utilised on:
- Heat Sealing
Learn more about machine monitoring with FourJaw.