IPC CFX is bringing Smart Factory to life.  

Learn more about how IPC-2591 is enabling "plug and play" IoT communication across the manufacturing environment, where all equipment, manufacturing processes, and transactional stations can communicate without the need for specialized software.


IPC-CFX: Your Path to Success

What is IPC-CFX? Learn how IPC-CFX can revolutionize your manufacturing processes.




Learn about the industry standard for IPC-CFX, including version release dates and how to join the Connected Factory Initiative Subcommittee. Also learn about IPC-HERMES-9852.



IPC-CFX Supporters

View the list of companies who have equipment qualified to IPC-2591 QPL and those companies who are supporting IPC-CFX.



News and Updates

View and read news and announcements about IPC-CFX from around the world.


Implementing IPC-CFX can be a fast, cost-effective, and reliable way to bring your factory into the future.

The following resources can help you get up to speed with the technical requirements for IPC-CFX.


SDK and Software Developer Resources

Get links to the SDK and developer tools, as well as information on secure IPC-CFX connections, AMQP guide and software development platforms.



IPC-CFX Engineering Support Services

Need help with IPC-CFX coding for your implementation? IPC's support services are available to help.




What are JSON and AMQP and why did the committee select them for the IPC-CFX? How does IPC-CFX compare with other standards? Get answers to these and many more questions.


Make the most out of IPC-CFX.

Follow the links below to engage with IPC's expertly-crafted educational resources.


On-Demand IPC-CFX Education

IPC has prepared module-based CFX education to your support your IPC-CFX implementations.



IPC-CFX Video Library

View recordings of past IPC-CFX presentations and case study examples of IPC-CFX integrations




The global CFX community is growing - is your company ready to join?

Learn how to validate your equipment and get it included on the IPC-CFX QPL.


IPC-CFX Equipment Self-Validation System

Validate your equipment to ensure that it is correctly broadcasting and receiving IPC-CFX messages.



IPC-CFX-2591 Qualified Products List (QPL)

View the listing of qualified equipment and learn how to get your equipment included on the IPC-CFX QPL.


This page includes several ways for you to get involved with IPC-CFX today as you navigate your path to IPC-CFX success.


Join the 2-17a, IPC-CFX Standard Task Group

The IPC 2-17a Task Group, which oversees IPC-2591 and IPC-CFX, is open to anyone for participation. As a member of the task group, you can influence the direction of the standard, stay updated on version releases and get invitations to meetings. 

Show Your Company’s Support

Is your company actively engaged in IPC-CFX? If so, share your logo to be included with the dozens of other companies worldwide who show their support for IPC-CFX. If you are actively engaged in IPC-CFX implementation, we also invite you to share your company’s IPC-CFX roadmap. 

Share Your Feedback

Do you have additional feedback for IPC or the 2-17 Subcommittee on how we can improve IPC-CFX or the support services we provide for successful IPC-CFX implementation? 

Submit Messages for Equipment

IPC-CFX was developed so any piece of manufacturing line equipment can be included in the standard. If you have equipment you feel is not adequately covered by the standard, you can submit IPC-CFX message sets to Github or submit your comments to the 2-17 Subcommittee.

Visit the Software Tools and Support section for more information on IPC-CFX message sets.


Join IPC-CFX as a Committee Member, Supporter, or Partner

Become involved in IPC-CFX! Represent your company as a committee member, or pledge your support. You can also use this form to provide general feedback for IPC-CFX.