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Industry 4.0 - Connectivity is the foundation

Industry 4.0 is about the significant transformation taking place in the way goods are produced and delivered. With shorter product lifecycles and growing demand for customization, the pressure on industries is increasing. To stay competitive, factories and warehouses must leverage technology and digitalization to become much more flexible and efficient.

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 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%.

As the amount of data rises to connect more things and workers, production and assembly lines must also manage fast change-overs and reduce lead times.

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.

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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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The key to Industry 4.0 is secure, reliable, wireless connectivity that enables mobility for connected devices and agility in operations.

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Press Release | Ericsson Industry Connect: accelerating Industry 4.0 through reliable wireless connectivity

Ericsson has launched Ericsson Industry Connect, an easy-to-use cellular connectivity solution to accelerate Industry 4.0 digital transformation.

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Press release | Ericsson and ABB join forces to accelerate wireless automation for flexible factories

Ericsson and ABB, the technology leader focused on digital industries, have strengthened their collaboration to accelerate the industrial ecosystem for flexible wireless automation.

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Key takeaway from Hannover Messe: 5G is breaking into the industry mainstream

Ericsson made an impact in terms of visitor engagement, partnership development and media coverage.

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Ericsson and Ambra sign global contract to sell 5G-ready mining industry automation

Ericsson will provide 5G-ready network solutions to automate ventilation systems, real-time personnel and vehicle tracking, and remote controlling of machinery and other mining equipment. 

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Epiroc and Ericsson to optimize wireless technology for mines

Epiroc has signed a cooperation agreement with Ericsson to jointly help mining companies achieve optimal wireless connectivity.

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