The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly disrupted the manufacturing sector. New Industry 4.0 technologies – driven by 5G – have the potential to power recovery by transforming manufacturing resilience and productivity. 5G enables productivity improvements by connecting sensors on machines and other assets securely and in real-time to data platforms and applications to optimise processes and equipment.
AE Aerospace (Birmingham) , a leading manufacturing business in the West Midlands is the first UK SME to deploy a 5G private network working together with WM5G, nexGworx and technology partner BT. AE Aerospace (Birmingham) operates a high precision engineering facility and has an ambitious growth strategy. They are undertaking three 5G-enabled use cases that have the potential to transform manufacturing productivity.
They believe that the 5G-enabled trials will both improve productivity and provide existing customers with a higher quality of service, alongside creating new business models and new revenue opportunities.
In this video, Ian Boquet Taylor and Steph Potter from SME aeronautical component manufacturer AE Aerospace (Birmingham), Ste Ashton from nexGwork, Alex Knight of Fitfactory and Dr. Krste Pangovski of Vision Intelligence discuss the benefits of deploying a 5G private network within the manufacturing sector.