Calculate machine hourly rate

Use our machine hourly rate calculator to quickly and easily calculate the machine hourly rate for your machine tool.

Our machine hourly rate calculator allows you to calculate the manufacturing, setup and programming hourly rate as a full cost accounting or contribution margin Our online calculator includes all necessary manufacturing overhead costs to calculate the machine hourly rate 

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Note: The Machine Hourly Rate Calculator was tested. For the accuracy of the results no guarantee can be assumed. The availability of the calculation is also not guaranteed. Use at your own risk.

What does machine hourly rate mean?

In order to calculate the manufacturing costs of a part, the production times (setup times and manufacturing times) must first be determined. With our calculation solution Spanflug Make calculate production times automatically with just a few mouse clicks.

In addition to the manufacturing time, the machine hourly rate is required. The machine hourly rate is a business parameter that indicates the costs for the use of a machine per hour. It is calculated by dividing the costs attributable to the machine by the effective running time of the machine (in hours). The manufacturing costs of the part are finally obtained by multiplying the manufacturing times by the machine hourly rate.

Why is it important to calculate the machine hourly rate?

It is important for manufacturing companies to calculate the machine hourly rate in order to accurately record the costs of their machines and equipment and to be able to take these into account appropriately when setting prices, calculating projects or budgeting. The machine hourly rate gives companies a detailed insight into the cost structure of their machinery. Furthermore, it enables a more accurate calculation of manufacturing costs in order to create correct quotations and win attractive orders.

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Important terms

Machine runtime

The machine runtime in the machine hourly rate calculator is the maximum number of days the machine is available minus planned downtime (holidays, weekends off, and maintenance).

Plan term

The planned runtime in the machine hourly rate calculator describes the machine runtime multiplied by its individual working time per day. Both the hours of a shift and the number of shifts are taken into account here.

Effective machine runtime

The effective machine runtime is the actual time during which a machine tool is productive. For this purpose, the planned runtime is multiplied by the actual utilization in percent. The utilization can be determined from its data or estimated. This runtime is used to calculate the machine costs per hour.

Machine costs

The machine costs differ in the calculation whether the machine is purchased or leased. In the case of purchase, the machine is depreciated over several years. In the case of leasing, there is an agreed leasing rate per year. In both cases, the machine costs always include the ongoing operating costs, such as insurance, maintenance costs and space costs.

Manufacturing costs

The manufacturing costs are calculated from the average power consumption in kW and the energy costs in € per kWh, as well as the annual costs for standard tools and consumables.

Programming costs

When calculating the programming costs, a distinction is made between whether programming is carried out at a separate PC workstation or directly at the machine. If the machine is programmed at the PC, the programming costs are calculated similarly to the machine using the runtime, the planned runtime, the effective runtime and the acquisition costs. If programming is done at the machine, the data from the machine costs and the production costs are used as a basis.

Labor costs

For the machine hourly rate, the labor costs for two different employees are relevant. The labor costs of the worker are part of the production and setup hourly rate as well as the programming hourly rate at the machine. If the machine is programmed on the PC, the labor costs of the programmer are relevant for the programming hourly rate.

Hourly rates

Three different machine hourly rates are determined by our machine hourly rate calculator:

The manufacturing hourly rate includes machine costs, energy costs in production mode, labor costs, and tooling and consumables costs.

The programming hourly rate includes, in addition to the corresponding labor costs, the costs of the PC workstation or the machine costs and energy costs in standby mode, depending on the type of programming.

The setup hourly rate includes machine costs, standby energy costs, and labor costs, but does not include tooling and consumables costs.

For which machines can you calculate the machine hourly rate?

With our machine hourly rate calculator you can calculate the machine hourly rate for the following machines:

Cutting machine tools
  • Lathen and to Turning centers
  • Milling machinen
  • Drilling machines
  • Machining centers
  • Sawing machines
  • Cylindrical grinding machines
  • Surface grinding machines
  • Hollowing machines
  • Lapping machines
  • Gear cutting machines
  • Gear grinding machines
Abrasive machine tools
  • Laser cutting machines
  • Waterjet cutting machines
  • Flame cutting machine
  • Die-sinking EDM machines
  • Wire eroding machines
Forming machine tools
  • Bending machines, Press Brake Machines, Levelers
  • Punching machines
  • Presses
  • Gear Shaping Machines
Shaping machine tools
  • Injection molding machines
  • Die casting machines
  • 3D printer
    • Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Printer
    • Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) Printer
    • Stereolithography (SLA) Printer
    • Digital Light Processing (DLP) Printer 
    • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) Printer 
    • Selective Laser Melting (SLM) Printer
    • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Printer
    • PolyJet/MultiJet Printer
    • Binder Jetting Printer
    • Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) Printer
More machines
  • Coordinate Measuring Machines
  • Robot cells
  • Welding machinen 

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