the arrival of 5G technology, the manufacturing industry faces its biggest
transformation yet. Safer, flexible and more efficient manufacturing systems
will be possible thanks to the ultra-low-latency and reliability of wireless 5G
connectivity. A whitepaper produced by HMS Networks explains the benefits of 5G
in the factory and the impact on smart manufacturing.
HMS Networks, a provider of
solutions for industrial communication and IIoT, has released a new whitepaper which
explores the benefits of 5G technology in the factory. The company says its
whitepaper provides an overview of 5G’s future-proof potential for connected
industries and outlines some of the main building blocks of 5G, which will
contribute to enable the fourth industrial revolution.
During the last 30 years, the
industry has automated everything which can be automated in the factory using
wired technology. With 5G, the remaining parts can be automated and included in
industrial real-time flows. Industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing are all about
the integration of logistics, material handling and factory automation. 5G is a
key enabler of this integration.
Titled, “The Benefits of 5G in The Factory”,
the whitepaper provides an overview of 5G technology as an emerging trend and
future standard in the manufacturing and industrial automation industry. It
also touches on the challenges and future directions of 5G and how it will
affect the factories of the future.
“The industrial world is
undergoing its fourth revolution, and the goals are to increase flexibility,
increase automation and improve productivity, while also maintaining a high
degree of safety and sustainability” says Dr. Jens Jakobsen, Development
Manager at HMS Labs.
Dr Jakobsen continues “Using 5G
is the perfect solution for enabling smart wireless connectivity in the
factory, with key features such as massive machine type communications, real
time control of machines, increased human/robot interactions and edge cloud