Arch® Systems, provider of a leading machine-data-sensing platform compatible with both legacy and new industrial machines, today announced its Line Utilization Challenge. The Arch team is inviting qualified electronics manufacturers to put them to the test to uncover 20 percent in SMT line utilization losses. If they can’t, Arch will donate $10,000 to charity.

The ArchFX Platform makes it possible to get useful data, Global Key Performance Indicators, and predictive analytics from sites, lines and machines worldwide in just days and weeks, not years.

Arch has successfully uncovered SMT line utilization losses for leading manufacturers over and over. Recent advanced statistical analysis of build sessions for an EMS customer revealed that, of the thousands of pick-and-place machine nozzles analyzed, 33 percent of global attrition was attributed to only 0.3 percent of machine feeders – an incredible gain opportunity that would have been invisible in the absence of modern data analysis techniques.

Another study of inter-machine imbalance loss found more than 20 percent of actionable utilization to be recoverable. With numbers like these, how can modern manufacturers afford not to measure line balancing and utilization?

Challenge Arch to find the undiscovered, actionable utilization losses in your electronics manufacturing factories. The team is confident that you will find what they have discovered time and time again – millions of dollars of untapped value in machine and line utilization losses.

The ArchFX Platform provides the machine connectivity, data management, and advanced insights needed to achieve digital transformation of the shop floor.

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About Arch Systems

Arch® works with top tier global manufacturers to extract data from any machine, both new and legacy, to unlock data governance and drive uniform metrics for enhanced productivity and predictive analytics. Arch’s mission is to facilitate sustainable industrialization towards Industry 4.0 simultaneously with industry leaders and via impact-first development partnerships around the world. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Archsys_io.