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Join Ericsson at Smart Factory Expo 2024

Making manufacturing smarter: Connecting machines, people and data

Smart Factory Expo 2024

Jun 05, 2024 00:00
to Jun 06, 2024 23:00 (local time)
NEC, Birmingham, North Ave, Marston Green,
Birmingham B40 1NT
Stand: 4-T50
HASHTAGS

Explore the Ericsson, Cradlepoint and Ericom portfolios to see how they exemplify private networks connectivity, offering use case solutions that propel the digital transformation of Industry 4.0 at an accelerated pace. Discover how to make manufacturing smarter by connecting machines, people and data to increase efficiencies and reduce operating costs.

Explore our booth demos:

Computer vision offers numerous advantages for the smart factory – from quality assurance to product identification to image analysis. It also plays a crucial role in identifying, counting, classifying, tracking and verifying products in the manufacturing process. This contributes to process improvements, enhanced productivity and compliance with regulations and safety standards. Explore how private 5G cellular networks enable high-definition video for assembly line monitoring and tracking while unleashing the potential of computer vision in your facility. Experience the resulting benefits, including increased productivity, cost reduction, improved product quality, and enhanced revenues.

Manufacturers encounter difficulties when understanding machine utilization and overall equipment effectiveness. Predictive maintenance addresses these challenges by leveraging sensor-collected data to pinpoint optimal maintenance times. Indeed, the various sensors that make predictive maintenance possible create increased data, visualization and analytics, necessitating a resilient and secure network. Learn how manufacturers can use predictive maintenance to reduce downtime, lower maintenance material costs, and optimize labor resources more efficiently using private cellular networks.

Wireless communications play a crucial role in advancing smart factories and Industry 4.0. As manufacturers embark on their digital transformation journey, they may encounter limitations with legacy connectivity, prompting assessments of 5G technologies. Explore how Ericsson's dependable and secure private cellular networks deliver the power to make manufacturing smarter by connecting machines, people and data, increasing productivity, improving efficiency and gaining a competitive edge.

Cellular broadband has reached unprecedented speed and ubiquity, making Wireless WAN solutions a priority for organizations seeking to leverage cellular routers or adapters as their WAN infrastructure. Discover the capabilities of Cradlepoint's purpose-built LTE and 5G routers and adapters, combined with Cradlepoint's NetCloud service. This comprehensive solution offers cloud-based management, software-defined networking technologies, enterprise-class routing and security, robust analytics, and extensibility tools to provide real-time visibility and control—all consolidated into a single platform.

Network management platforms enhance the agility and efficiency of network infrastructure, leading to cost reductions, decreased manual errors, and improved compliance with rules and regulations. Dive into the capabilities of Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager, a solution that empowers you to achieve more, faster, and with fewer resources. This intuitive, user-friendly cloud management and orchestration platform is tailored for lean IT teams, offering tools to streamline the configuration, deployment, operation, and troubleshooting of expansive Wireless WANs.​

Legacy networking and security solutions pose challenges for modern applications and networks, leading to complexity for administrators and subpar experiences for users. Explore the capabilities of Cradlepoint 5G SASE, which provides a reliable solution to replace outdated VPNs, extend remote access, and optimize performance through SD-WAN. Cloud-delivered isolation technology ensures user protection from web threats, while cellular intelligence strengthens WAN resilience and prioritization – all delivered seamlessly through NetCloud Manager, simplifying deployment and management for any IT team.

As manufacturers strive to become competitive and resilient, they recognize a need for digital transformation and smart manufacturing. However, many manufacturers are unsure of how to start. A crucial initial step is gaining insights into your current state and maturity. Take the Ericsson Smart Manufacturing Maturity Assessment to evaluate your progress on the smart manufacturing journey. Receive a personalized report outlining your organization's maturity level, compared to others who have completed the assessment.

Seamless connectivity brings a new era in manufacturing. Cellular technology will drive the change – with most industry tasks automated by 2028, creating more efficient and intelligent approach to product development.This demonstration details 5G use cases for smart manufacturing, providing an in-depth overview of high priority manufacturing applications (digital twins, asset condition monitoring, autonomous mobile robots, collaborative robots and augmented reality), customer references, industry data points and an ROI value calculator, creating a better understanding to an intelligent approach for Industrial IoT.

Meet our leaders on site:

Alex Wang

Alex Wang

Senior Sales Engagement & Sales Operations Manager, Ericsson

Alan Minney

Alan Minney

Director, Ventures and Industry Partnerships 

Bobby Christie

Bobby Christie

Enterprise Sales Director

Duncan Hawkins

Duncan Hawkins

VP Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa

David Hart

David Hart

Manufacturing Practice Leader

Eda Ozunturk

Eda Ozunturk

Center of Excellence Program Manager

Jan Diekmann

Jan Diekmann

Technical Account Manager, Manufacturing

Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow

Account Manager  

Vish Kolur, Sr Solution Sales Director

Viswanath Kolur

Sr Solution Sales Director

Hear our experts speak

Wednesday, June 5

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

Room: IIoT & Connectivity Solutions Theater

How to identify and prioritize the smart factory 5G-enabled use cases that deliver sizable impact? – Case study

David Hart
Manufacturing Practice Leader, Ericsson

Jan Diekmann​
Technical Account Manager, Ericsson

Wednesday, June 5

2:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Room: IIoT & Connectivity Solutions Theater

Enabling smart factories with 5G-driven computer vision – A case study

Sudhanshu Gaur
Vice President of R&D, Hitachi America and Chief Architect, Hitachi Astemo Americas​

Alan Minney
Director – Ventures & Industry Partnerships, Ericsson​

Vish Kolur
Senior Director, Manufacturing Solutions, Ericsson​

Thursday, June 6

10:30 AM to 10:50 AM

Room: IIoT & Connectivity Solutions Theater

Key learnings from private cellular network early adopters in manufacturing

Jan Diekmann​
Technical Account Manager, Ericsson

David Hart
Manufacturing Practice Leader, Ericsson​

Alex Wang​
Senior Sales Engagement & Sales Operations Manager, Ericsson​

Thursday, June 6

2:30 PM to 2:50 PM

Room: IIoT & Connectivity Solutions Theater

Unlock smart manufacturing potential and production improvements with IoT and 5G private networks

David Hart
Manufacturing Practice Leader, Ericsson

Jan Diekmann​
Technical Account Manager, Ericsson

Bobby Christie​
Enterprise Account Director, Ericsson​

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