Enable smart manufacturing.
The transition to Industry 4.0 will depend on a successful adoption of many new technologies. To accelerate smart manufacturing, digital twins of machines and operations will be a necessity, as will production automation and real-time control of equipment and tasks. For instance, Ericsson’s factory in Tallinn has demonstrated that with augmented reality (AR) troubleshooting, the average fault detection time reduction combined with better ergonomics and faster information sharing, can boost productivity by up to 50%.
Industry 4.0 will help make smart machines smarter, factories more efficient, processes less wasteful, production lines more flexible and productivity higher. Built on the foundation of smart, secure, wireless connectivity there are opportunities to extend machine life through predictive maintenance, support rapid material handling, monitor every detail of the shop floor, and leverage collaborative robots simultaneously with mobile communication. This will help factories realize their goal of becoming a “lights out factory”, a new term that describes the vision of a fully automated factory.
Wireless cellular solutions for factories and warehouses.
Enterprises implementing Industry 4.0 need fast, reliable, secure wireless connectivity solutions. Ericsson’s wireless connectivity solutions, purpose-built for industrial environments, provide secure, reliable coverage, high device density, predictable latency, and full visibility of machines, processes and data.
Ericsson offers global connectivity and user management through the IoT Accelerator as well as on-premise connectivity solutions for industries.
How the wireless factory improves production efficiency
Better connectivity for Industry 4.0? Easy.
Ericsson Industry Connect is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, easy-to-manage connectivity solution for factories and warehouses. It includes an intuitive cloud-based management portal, with no telco expertise required.
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Flexible connectivity leveraging CSP assets
Ericsson Private Networks are flexible solutions based on standard Ericsson 3GPP 4G and 5G portfolio. The solutions are specifically designed to provide enterprises with full control over QoS and security, to cater for business-critical and mission-critical communication needs for all industries
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Global connectivity and device management
Ericsson IoT Accelerator provides global connectivity with 30+ service provider customers and 3000+ enterprise customers across 100+ countries and 20 million subscriptions on the IoT platform.
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Smart Wireless Manufacturing
How better connectivity is the foundation to gain the value, efficiencies and productivity of Industry 4.0 concepts and use cases in factories and warehouses.
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Partnering to get more out of Industry 4.0
Tech device partner, software vendor, reseller, system integrator, solution provider or digital industrial revolution stakeholder? Join the Ericsson Industry 4.0 Partner Program.
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