Connecting industrial devices using 5G

Industrial 5G connectivity

Flexibility. Mobility. Reliability. These are things that the ultra low-latency 5G networks brings to the factories of the future. HMS offers routers for setting up a 5G network at your site.

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Cutting cables and transforming the industry

With the arrival of 5G technology, the manufacturing industry faces a major transformation. When machines and manufacturing systems can communicate wirelessly in realtime, it is possible to move around machines, and create flexibility and mobility in factories — thanks to the ultra-low-latency and reliability of 5G connectivity. 

This enables continued automation of robots and warehouses as well as cutting cables for true flexibility.

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5G products from HMS

HMS offers a 5G router to set up industrial 5G networks in your location.

Additionally, a 5G Bolt can be mounted on a machine for 5G access. 

Henrik Arleving, Solutions Architect at HMS Labs introduces the HMS 5G Router.

5G Starter Kit

HMS also offers a 5G starterkit which is developed together with Ericsson and their Industry Connect 5G solution.  The starterkit includes a wireless 5G router, Ethernet gateway, IO-Link Master, Light tower for IO-Link and distance sensor.

Perfect for trying out 5G at your site or building a first solution.

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Products for industrial 5G

Q&A

Why is 5G so suitable for industrial communication?

5G is the first cellular generation which specifically targets machine to machine communications. Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC) allows latency below 1 ms on the radio interface as well as availability exceeding 5-nines (99.999%). From an industrial production perspective this type of service will enable functions like motion control, mobile robots control and safety over wireless.

What type of applications are most benefited by 5G?

Any type of application requiring fast and reliable data communication. These include:

  • AGVs
  • Augmented reality
  • Remote access
  • Inbound and outbound logistics
What is the main reason for implementing 5G in in a production facility?

The main driver for 5G within industrial production is to automate processes which cannot be automated today since they are using wired technology. There is, however, also a need to migrate some of today’s PLC communications from industrial Ethernet to 5G. The driver for this is increased flexibility, increased reliability and reduced cost.

5G PLC communications might only be a small fraction of the total traffic on the 5G factory network. It is, however, the most demanding due to requirements on real time performance and reliability. For PLC communications, it is necessary to have low latency and high availability. This is supported by the 5G new radio (NR) interface.

Additional resources

Do you want to find out more?

What effects will 5G have on Factory Automation?

Dr. Jens Jacobsen presents the evolution of industrial 5G and what implications it will have on industrial automation and manufacturing.

5 Questions on 5G with Dr. Jens Jakobsen

Curious about 5G, 5G for industrial automation and what it means for the industry? Read the full article with Dr. Jens Jakobsen from HMS and learn about the benefits of 5G in the factory.

Request a quote for 5G connectivity

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