How 5G Can Hasten Smart Factory Revolution

How 5G Can Hasten Smart Factory Revolution

By Laura Davis, Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, December 14, 2020

5G can potentially swap fixed, wired connections so that the manufacturing process can reach an advanced level and speed of innovation.

FREMONT, CA: Smart factories employ new technologies to create a cohesive ecosystem. They adopt automation to impact operations, processes, enterprise, and the supply chain. Frequently referred to as Industry 4.0, these smart factories heighten data management and artificial intelligence and stay connected with 5G.

Optimizing 5G

5G provides much greater bandwidth and speed than any other network and catalyzes the novel industrial revolution. Taking advantage of the data, 5G has lower latency and permits data to travel between two points at a much faster rate. 5G can potentially swap fixed, wired connections so that the manufacturing process can reach an advanced level and speed of innovation.

According to leading providers in the information technology, 5G is an exceedingly reliable network, applying shorter start-to-finish times for factory floor production reconfiguration, alterations, and layout changes.Top Smart Factory Solution Companies

Smart Factory

Besides, manufacturing is one of the most vital sectors for innovation with the need to digitize 5G technology. A recent study found that the anticipated market for 5G in 2026 will be 113 billion dollars, which is a 7 percent growth from current service revenue forecasts.

The latest technology is advanced and is an enormous breakthrough for the manufacturing sector, facilitating them to lower manual labor, speed up automation, and reduce costs. Moreover, the fast and secure 5G connectivity empowers the smart factory with agile operations and flexible production, employing industrial solutions, like automated warehouses and assembly, packing, autonomous carts, and product handling.

Today, most manufacturers have enabled automation by applying IoT Technology. The introduction of the connected applications has entirely made the need for handwritten logs and labor-intensive procedures redundant. There are several high-precision devices in the smart factories, fitted with real-time motion sensors. The sensors gather data and send them over the facility’s cloud and back-end systems, enhancing automation to produce intelligent calculations. These systems cut back the need for manual work by 50 percent and replace it with automated solutions with data and 5G.

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