5G and smart manufacturing

by | Jun 8, 2021

Fifth generation technology is one of the most anticipated technology trends in the coming years in the industry.

Although 4G technology allowed us to have many important services, the constant increase in users and the appearance of new components with an Internet connection have saturated the communication channels. Additionally, the appearance of new services such as; virtual reality, ultra-high definition videos, autonomous cars, smart factories, Internet of things, etc. have created the need for a technology that allows higher speeds or latency.

With the advent of 5G technology, it is expected to eventually replace or at least increase your 4G LTE connection. With this new technology, your upload and download speeds will be exponentially faster. Latency or the time it takes for devices to communicate with each other and on wireless networks will also drop dramatically.

Smart manufacturing

The term intelligent or advanced manufacturing is used to define a connected flow of company intellectual property that encompasses all equipment involved in the process, from design to manufacturing. This concept means that all the existing knowledge from the first stages of the design process is available when it is needed, where it is needed and in the most useful format. And finally, this manufacturing intelligence is developed in advance to actively integrate the three main components of the development process: design, manufacturing and innovation.

What is the Smart Manufacturing process for?

The new network has the potential to enable digital transformation in manufacturing, a process in which Forrester distinguishes several aspects in which the introduction of 5G will be reflected in the manufacturing industry. In one of its main applications, 5G will function as a catalyst for automation and optimization of part of the processes that are developed in manufacturing.

The development-to-manufacturing process provides the tools necessary to implement a complete, fully integrated strategy, without leaving the environment established for it. These tools enable collaboration between planning, design, and manufacturing teams without having to export or import data from one system to another.

Another point to take into account is the low latency that 5G promises. A factor that will be affirmed as the expansion of the standard becomes popular, which Forrester estimates will happen from 2021. At the moment, they say, it is too early for the industry to explore the full potential of the network.

What tools allows this integration?

Both Zebra and Honeywell work daily to integrate the 5G network in their different devices, but Flexolution is undoubtedly a clear example of the implementation of software that will help you improve the automation and optimization of processes that are developed in the industry.

With customized software, Flexolution can be applicable to administrative, human and even import procedures. Giving flexibility to your company, offering high quality and personalized solutions according to the processes of your company.

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