The manufacturing industry is entering Industry 4.0. In the quest to automate production and make machines wireless and operations smarter, petabytes of data are being generated and streamed for analysis. This makes safe and sustainable management of data and devices a challenge.
Intelligence is being moved from the devices into the cloud for increased performance, cost-efficiency and flexibility. The requirements for intelligent automation and concepts like digital twins in the production line call for a fast, stable, secure and simple connectivity solution. Digital transformation of an industrial environment is only as strong as its underlying foundation, which is why choosing a secure, reliable cellular connectivity standard is essential.
When you automate manufacturing, a dedicated 4G/5G network offers a smart, secure, wireless connectivity solution. By eliminating costly cabling, it enables easy reconfiguration of production lines for an agile factory. This flexible manufacturing helps meet customer demand for a variety of products. It has the benefits of cellular security for data and device integrity and an open platform for applications and services for factory developers, device manufacturers and OEMs. A private cellular network in the factory is the first step towards exploiting the value, efficiencies and gains of Industry 4.0 concepts and use cases. Any business or industry that wants to be part of the new wave of economic growth should start using 4G/LTE to begin the digital transformation now and quickly transition to 5G.
Read the latest Ericsson Mobility Reports with insights to realize smart manufacturing through the industrial internet of things (IIOT) and the role cellular plays in helping manufacturers reach their digital transformation goals.
Massive IoT means millions of devices like sensors, requiring a simple and secure way of adding, activating and managing new device connections.
With more connected and wireless devices comes a higher risk of issues & cyber breaches. Secure transmissions, updates and ways to verify assets & data will be crucial.
Critical IoT use cases require low latency and instant feedback. Processes will be orchestrated and controlled remotely from the cloud and need a stable and resilient connection with SLA guarantees.