The Future of Smart Manufacturing with Private 5G Networks

The manufacturing industry is undergoing a technological revolution, with Private 5G networks laying the digital foundation for what is commonly referred to as Industry 4.0. In an era where manufacturing is not just about volume but also about intelligence and rapid adaptability, Private 5G networks are set to be the linchpin for smart factories, providing the connectivity fabric for the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Manufacturing environments are intricate and demanding, characterised by a constant need for precision, efficiency, and flexibility. The integration of Private 5G networks into manufacturing operations promises a seismic shift in how factories are managed and how products are made. By offering dedicated bandwidth and superior reliability, Private 5G enables manufacturers to take control of their connectivity needs.

Private 5G: Advantages in Manufacturing

Accelerated Machine-to-Machine Communication: Private 5G networks enable direct communication between machines with minimal latency, facilitating an environment where manufacturing processes can be finely tuned in real time. This leads to significant enhancements in production speed and quality control.

Elevated Automation Capabilities: The introduction of 5G’s high bandwidth and low latency into the manufacturing floor allows for advanced automation. Robots and AGVs can receive and transmit data instantaneously, ensuring precise operations and coordination across the manufacturing process.

Consistent Network Performance: Private 5G networks provide manufacturers with their own slice of the network, ensuring consistent and predictable performance. This is critical for maintaining the continuity of industrial processes and supporting mission-critical applications that require uninterrupted connectivity.

Strengthened Data Security: As manufacturing processes become more connected, the importance of securing industrial control systems and sensitive data escalates. Private 5G networks offer robust security features that help protect against data breaches and cyber threats, safeguarding the heart of industrial operations.

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Private 5G: Manufacturing Use Cases

Connected Industrial IoT:

Private 5G networks are capable of supporting the vast array of IoT devices in a smart factory, from sensors that detect machine wear and tear to smart devices that automatically adjust production parameters. This connectivity backbone is key to leveraging the full potential of IoT in Industry 4.0.

Precision in Remote Operations:

Utilising the reliable and responsive nature of Private 5G, manufacturers can remotely control precision tasks. This can be particularly beneficial in environments that are hazardous to human workers, or in processes that require such precision that human error could be costly.

Augmented Reality for Workforce Empowerment:

Private 5G supports AR applications that can be used to guide workers through complex tasks, provide remote expert assistance, or offer interactive training scenarios.

This can result in reduced errors, improved worker safety, and a more skilled workforce.

Accelleran Use Case: Autonomous Transport, 5G Logistics

Real World Deployments

Accelleran and partners have ushered in a 5G-driven revolution at the BMW Group Dingolfing plant. Central to this innovation is the AutoTrailer by Stäubli WFT, navigating autonomously within a vast 25,000 square metres private 5G network. Replacing traditional vehicles, it ensures shipments are streamlined and workflows optimised.

This 5G infrastructure empowers employees to communicate with autonomous vehicles using mobile devices. With data fed into the cloud, real-time performance monitoring is achieved, enhancing efficiency and safety.

Built on OpenRAN foundations, this system promises to meet rigorous industrial standards.

Accelleran | Open Private 5G, Today

Accelleran doesn’t just offer a Private 5G network; we offer a gateway to the future of manufacturing. Our Open-RAN aligned Private 5G solutions are designed to be easily installed as Wi-Fi. With Accelleran, manufacturers can confidently step into the future, leveraging the full potential of Industry 4.0 technologies to remain competitive in a rapidly evolving global market.

At Accelleran, we’re not just at the forefront of 5G technology; we’re actively shaping its future. Accelleran presents an Open-RAN aligned, turnkey Private 5G solution, expertly tailored for your unique needs.

With installation as straightforward as Wi-Fi and a dynamic ecosystem of Radio Unit (O-RU) partners, we stand as your singular contact for peak performance and scalable Private 5G network solution.