According to lean manufacturing metrics (measured by overall equipment effectiveness, or OEE), world-class manufacturing sites are working at 85% of their theoretical capacity. Yet the average factory is only at about 60%, meaning there’s vast room for improvement in terms of productivity.

Use Interstacks to rapidly deploy the industrial internet of things (I IoT) (Industry 4.0) to add real-time operational intelligence to your enterprise.

Monitor machine OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) in real time and view on any phone, tablet, or laptop. Use a power consumption sensor and/or dry contact switch inputs connected to an Interstack’s stack.  

Many machine operations can be determined via analyzing the high resolution power consumption data. In the above MyStacks IoT dashboard screenshot, power consumption sensor levels are set for “Machine Off”, “Machine On”, and “Machine On-Load”. Detailed second-by-second machine usage is analyzed, saved, and reported on.

The Interstacks OEE starter kits include a Superbase – Analog In Universal – I/O Expander – and Ethernet or Wifi blocks. Includes 200A power sensor (current transducer). Clamp the sensor around one of the AC lines powering a machine. Sensors are sampled once per second, timestamped, and sent to the MyStacks cloud dashboard for saving, visualizing, and text/email alerts. Optionally connect any dry contact switch inputs to measure cycle times for stamping, packaging, cutting or other operations. Report on cycle counts by hour, by shift, and by day. All data is saved in a database and can also be exported to CSV files for importing into spreadsheets.

Learn more about all that Interstacks can do. You can also assemble your own custom stacks or call us to discuss your custom monitoring needs. Starter kits include free 30 days of MyStacks dashboard. Email any questions to We would love to talk to you about your projects.

OEE Starter Kit Wifi


OEE Starter Kit Ethernet