Ericsson is partnering with Hexagon to make manufacturing smarter with the fast capture, transfer and use of data.
Ericsson is a global leader in cellular communication (4G LTE/5G NR) offering dedicated cellular communication solutions for industries. The private LTE network provide wireless communication to factories, process plants or other industry applications that require reliable and robust high capacity wireless networks.
Smarter manufacturing depends on having rapid, automatic access to accurate data that can inform decisions to improve design and engineering, production and inspection.
Today, fixed networks dominate in factories. A wired connectivity foundation will restrict data flow for the manufacturing industry and limit the potential of smarter manufacturing. Hexagon is working with Ericsson to ensure manufacturers will be able to use 5G networks to securely capture and communicate key data from machines and software systems across the business in real-time to a create smarter manufacturing ecosystem.
In 2019, Hexagon and Ericsson successfully demonstrated the potential of the 5G connected factory by operating Hexagon’s Absolute Arm measurement solution with the Ericsson Industry Connect private cellular network. The two companies are also working together to install ultra-high-speed networks at Hexagon solution centres, while Ericsson is also part of Hexagon’s advisory board for industrial connectivity.
Only wireless connectivity can help unlock the full potential of industrial automation and digitalisation. By combining our cellular technologies with sensors, software and solutions from Hexagon, we can start to cut the cables in factories and realise the full value of Industry 4.0.Erik Josefsson, Vice President – Head of Advanced Industries, Ericsson