FourJaw has expanded its award-winning manufacturing analytics platform with an energy monitoring capability, aimed at promoting sustainable manufacturing practices and reducing energy costs.
The new feature provides real-time and historical insights into energy usage by machine, cell or factory, helping manufacturers understand their energy consumption better. With this knowledge, they can implement measures to reduce energy costs and their carbon footprint.
The update also aims to encourage behavioural changes among factory workers to support continuous improvement programs and reduce wasted energy.
FourJaw’s plug-and-play analytics platform has been a huge success with manufacturers who use it to inform what processes can be improved to drive factory efficiencies and this latest addition comes off the back of listening to customer feedback as they look at ways to manage and offset the huge rise in energy costs seen in the last year.
The energy monitoring function will be incorporated into the existing FourJaw platform, meaning manufacturers can benefit from combining both energy and machine usage data, to achieve the most sustainable, productive and profitable manufacturing processes.
Robin Hartley-Willows, FourJaw Co-Founder and CTO says “Looking at the economic conditions, rising energy costs, push and pull factors to become more sustainable, which attract government incentives for energy efficiency, we recognised reducing energy usage is a priority for many manufacturers.
“Driving efficient manufacturing processes is at the heart of FourJaw and we believe that by integrating energy monitoring within our existing machine monitoring platform, we can enable manufacturers to understand individual and overall manufacturing costs, by identifying where energy is wasted, and making informed decisions about processes and behaviours that will drive energy efficient and productive manufacturing.”
FourJaw’s energy monitoring functionality launches at the end of March and is available on all existing FourJaw subscriptions at no extra cost.