We are literally in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. Many entrepreneurs are paying attention to energy consumption and automation, but is 5G the missing link for Industry 4.0 adoption? That’s where the question arises. Continue reading this post to get the answer to a question that has got everyone wondering.
Industry 4.0 is all about the relationship between physical and digital technologies. With the help of Industry 4.0, manufacturers can make use of connected systems to gain critical insights about their operations to improve operational efficiency. In other words, Industry 4.0 is fully integrated that responds in real-time to meet changing needs and circumstances in the factory. Not just that, but it also meets the demands in the supply network and customer needs.
The influence of 5G on Industry 4.0 will be unique since the next generation of the industrial revolution is spurred by a combination of developing technology. 5G will not revamp the manufacturing line as a trend, but it will enable new operating models. Also, it will allow manufacturers to develop smart factories with network properties that are critical for manufacturing.
How Do You Connect Systems?
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a critical component of the linked economy. Many businesses are already implementing IoT solutions to manage assets in their operations, consolidate control rooms, and improve analytical capabilities by installing predictive maintenance systems.
Industry 4.0 will, of course, languish without the ability to connect these gadgets. While low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) are adequate for some connected devices that only send modest amounts of data, such as smart metres, the converse is true in manufacturing, where multiple data-intensive types of equipment are frequently used in close proximity.
This is why 5G might be the missing link for Industry 4.0 adoption. Higher speeds and reduced latency of 5G are essential for effective usage of automated robots, wearables, and VR headsets in a market reliant on data-intensive machine applications, such as manufacturing, determining the future of smart factories. While some linked devices used unlicensed spectrum on 4G networks, 5G allows this to happen on an unprecedented scale.
Communication in Real-Time
According to Anurag Lal, CEO of Infinite Convergence Solutions, the other important thing about 5G concerning Industry 4.0 is how it improves network latency. He said that this enables the opportunity for apps and entities to communicate in near real-time.
He also said that this enables a range of applications that may not have been available earlier; autonomous driving comes to mind immediately, because of the real-time nature of that application, and how that application has to communicate regularly with the ever-changing environment that it’s deployed in.
Additionally, 5G offers slower speeds with frequencies that reach farther from cell sites into buildings containing IoT devices. For many devices, this means extended battery life, sometimes up to ten years.
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