OEE stand for the” Overall Equipment Effectiveness”. In Swedish, we use the abbreviations TAK or UTE.

OEE-calculations are used for creating data, information and statistics that can be used for optimizing production flows. This is how we usually explain OEE:

OEE speed, quality, time

This box represents the theoretical capacity. The parameters are: Time = time available, Speed = maximum production speed (per unit) and Quality = gross produced, 100% quality approved.

The red dotted lines between the two boxes, symbolize production events that have caused losses.

It is highly important that these events (losses), are structurally registered in the database. Through the structuring of these events, we can – with a statistical process – get an in-depth insight.

T, S and Q can simply be regarded as the red arrow’s length, divided by the black arrow of the respective axis. Or, T, S and Q can be described as the volume of the red box divided by the volume of the black box.

OEE, is just a measurement of how well a machine, or a process section, is being utilized. The most important element, is that the productions events (losses) are registered – in order to find bottlenecks and weak sections via statistical processing.


In ProTAK, we make TAK/OEE measurements and calculations and present it visually on a time axis. Furthermore, we connect other relevant systems (purchase, case, claim, camera system), in order to get a more profound picture of the process at hand. By doing this, the different departments and the factory as a whole can clearly see – in a transparent way – where the losses occur. Consequently, everyone can participate and work proactively in the strive for improvements. Here are some examples, where OEE calculations help us to understand how we can make the right decisions for production

  • We can provide maintenance-planning.
  • We can act quickly, due to the real-time visualization of production.
  • We can prioritize operational disturbances.

Do you want a deeper understanding of how we think TAK/OEE in ProTAK? Let us give you a 30 minutes demo.