IPC Finalises CFX Standard for Industry to Speedily Deploy IIoT

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IPC CFX creates a level playing field for large as well as small company in preparing for Industry 4.0

The global association connecting electronics industries recently announced that it has got unanimous ballot support of IPC-2591, Connected Factory Exchange (CFX) by 2-17 Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee for the standard for the electronics industry that it can use to speedily and easily deploy the Industry 4.0 or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the manufacturing operations as IPC.

The association is planning to issue this free and open standard to the industry in coming weeks.

Creating value for industry

IPC CFX provides huge value to electronics manufacturers. The companies involved in electronics manufacturing services (EMS) can create seamless data communication between all the equipment on their production lines and can also track their production on all equipment from any part of the globe in real time.

David Bergman, Vice President, IPC standards and training commented that the effect of IPC CFX on the industry is to bring technology-based optimisation for all aspects of manufacturing operations, making the adoption of automation easier and more effective, as well as bringing enhancement of flexibility.

Level playing field

IPC CFX creates a level playing field for large as well as small company in preparing for Industry 4.0 or to simply get benefited from machine-to-business data communication.It can be loaded and fully workable in a matter of hours rather than days or even weeks needed to install new equipment into a line.

IPC CFX describes all the three crucial elements needed for a true plug-and-play IIoT standard including a message protocol, a specific content creation element and an encoding mechanism. The standard’s benefits are made possible without the requirement for middleware, providing significant reduction in costs to the manufacturer and improved solution reliability.

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