Projects

Industry 4.0

The West Midlands has a strong manufacturing base and a proud heritage, playing a leading role in the Industrial Revolution. Our region is strong across manufacturing sectors including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and food, earning its title of the Midlands Engine. 

Faster, reliable and wireless: 5G is the gearshift that can change the way the region’s manufacturing companies operate.

Industry 4.0 is the fourth Industrial Revolution, where digital technology, and crucially 5G, helps to transform traditional industries and ways of working.

5G is being used by industry early-adopters to increase productivity, remove waste and improve the physical and mental wellbeing of employees and we’re going to help our region’s manufacturers enjoy these and many other benefits.

Working with manufacturers, technology providers and network specialists we will be trialing a range of 5G-powered solutions such as;

  • sensors to monitor machine performance and reduce unplanned down-time
  • remote controlled robots for hazardous/difficult tasks
  • augmented reality to ensure adherence to design blue prints
  • secure data sharing along the supply chain

WM5G is actively engaged with organisations of all sizes in the region’s manufacturing sector, working on projects to test and prove real business benefits.

To find out how to get involved please email us.

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