Expand Intelligent Automation—5G will improve wireless connectivity and speeds. New technologies like computer vision, which is dependent on the high bandwidth of 5G, will enable the automation of complex processes that previously required a human touch. This means that production becomes easier to turn on and off on demand, increasing efficiency, productivity, and output, with fewer errors and downtime.
Boost Safety Scores with Industry 4.0—With 5G’s highly reliable, low latency connectivity, the most dangerous industrial tasks can be delegated to autonomous vehicles and robots controlled remotely by human experts. Safety drones can spot safety risks before accidents happen. Between automation, remote control, and safety surveillance, manufacturing environments will become a much safer.
Make Oceans of Data Actionable—Ubiquitous 5G connectivity brings accessibility to industrial data. The data can be processed on the edge in real-time, leading to ongoing optimization of processes and machines. Everything from shipping and logistics to production schedules can be impacted by constant, iterative learning and improvement.
Transform Maintenance From Reactive to Proactive—With 5G-enabled edge computing and AI, indicators of performance issues and mechanical failures can be identified in time to address and resolve problems before they cause failures on the floor. With less downtime and improved productivity, predictive maintenance directly impacts the bottom line.