Obtain, standardize, and analyze your manufacturing data for new and legacy machines



Obtain, standardize, and analyze your manufacturing data for new and legacy machines


Enabling Advanced Data Analytics for Manufacturing

For the first time, the ArchFX Broker makes it easy for manufacturers to get advanced data from any machine, standardize it, and securely analyze the data on-premise or in the cloud using the ArchFX Broker.

Here’s how it works: The ArchFX™ Broker enables data to be captured in one centralized location. Once captured, you can easily automate reporting on key performance indicators like throughput, machine utilization, LU (line utilization), and OEE (overall equipment effectiveness). 

Collect Rich Machine Data

Arch database connectors make it easy to quickly connect machines—including legacy machines—to gather data on machine cycles, quality testing results, environmental data, and more.

Arch connects to both proprietary and standard software APIs on newer machines such as pick-and-place, inspection machines, and printers.  The ArchFX Broker’s database connectors silently stream data from the database in the background with no performance impact. For legacy machines generating no data, IOTile devices can tap PLC or wire I/O, as well as monitor machines for shocks, voltage, temperature, humidity, and other environmental metrics. The edge devices utilize Bluetooth Low Energy to a robust, low-cost wireless network that passes data to the broker via WiFi or Ethernet.

Deploy on-premise or in the cloud

The ArchFX Broker can run on-premise, normalize data, and securely transfer data into the cloud. It can run on virtual machines or be installed on an existing factory-floor machine’s native operating system. The Broker can cache months of production data, function as an edge server, and provide low-latency on-site custom dashboards and condition alerts.

Production performance dashboard

The ArchFX Broker can be deployed on-site in factories and serve as a local edge server. The production data is cached at the local site to support real-time exception notifications and low-latency dashboards for operational staff.

All raw data collected by Arch from sensors, logs, vendor APIs, and integrations is sent to the ArchFX Broker. The Broker transforms raw data from diverse proprietary formats into standardized messages that are ready to power ArchFX with advanced analytics. The Broker caches all of the site’s data and supports real-time local production dashboards and condition alerts.

Data is also securely transferred to ArchFX Cloud for permanent archiving on the cloud in the data lake, a relational database, and a time-series database. All data collected from the site by the Broker will remain permanently available for purposes like showing performance over time and developing machine learning models.

“Arch is being deployed across many of our digital factories to capture the relevant analytics that help us drive production efficiencies, process automation, and predictive analytics. They can pull raw data from new and existing machines to help us generate actionable metrics. We are very excited with our partnership; their technology is very impressive.”
– Gus Shahin, Chief Information Officer, Flex

Standardize data to enable analytics insights

Even when factory machines generate data, the data is often in diverse, incompatible formats that make analytics and machine learning difficult. The ArchFX Broker can standardize data into a common format so data scientists can focus on insights instead of on mapping fields, yielding competitive advantage.

Configurable workers for
data transformation

The ArchFX Broker has a high performance architecture including the ability to have any number of worker processes to handle data transformations, data transfers, and other requirements. The number of workers of each type can be tuned up or down to match the deployment’s load requirements and to optimize spending on public clouds.

Works with native
cloud services

The ArchFX Broker integrates with cloud event hubs to support advanced enterprise IoT cloud messaging infrastructures and leverage cloud-based services and analytics.

Supports enterprise applications

ArchFX Broker can work with your existing MES and ERP solution, so your existing investment is protected.

Securely federate and share data
across suppliers, contract manufacturers, and OEMs

Leading OEMs are increasingly asking their contract manufacturers to submit detailed reports on throughput, quality, line utilization, and OEE. The ArchFX Broker can securely store data in ArchFX Cloud so it can be federated and shared with the ArchFX Factory Exchange throughout the value chain to provide the secure visibility into production and quality processes that world-class brands demand today.

The ArchFX Broker and ArchFX Cloud allow manufacturers to share machine and component details, as well as prescriptive and predictive maintenance information. This enhances quality, ensures timely assistance, and maximizes machine performance.


Find out how you can leverage your own data now.


Find out how you can leverage your own data now.