Hannover Messe to lead industrial 5G use

March 17, 2019
It plans on spearheading the use of 5G mobile telephony in industry, which it believes is where the technology stands to deliver the greatest benefits

According to chairman of the managing board of Hannover Messe organizer Destsche Messe Köckler Jochen, industry use of 5G mobile telephony will kick off a wave of innovation. At one of the first Spring events of 2019, Hannover Messe 2019 will allow visitors to experience what it believes to be the dawn of the industrial use of 5G telephony first-hand.

At the show, the displays of several big-name companies will feature applications that are designed to run on the new 5G standard. As well as this, Hannover Messe will be running a display area dedicated to the standard: the 5G Arena.

The 5G Arena will show off an inline process control system for the auto industry by Zeiss. The Zeiss AICell measures all key characteristics of every single car body component as it passes through the production line, delivering more accurate and reliable process monitoring and control data than random testing. It is equipped with an array of inline sensors that inspect and measure all key car body features and topographies, checking for cracks, flushness and other characteristics.

Bosch Rexroth's lineup of exhibits includes a mobile control panel which enables human-robot collaboration and integrates Industrial Ethernet over 5G.

Weidmüller will be at the arena with its 5G-enabled energy monitoring solution for use in welding control applications. The system's analysis unit receives data directly from the welding process and feeds it via a 5G modem and 5G network to a Weidmüller energy flow visualization unit.

Ericsson will be presenting its latest 5G-related research projects and products at three separate locations: at the 5G Arena in Hall 16, at its large central pavilion in Hall 8, and at the Swedish Co-Lab pavilion in Hall 27.

Other organizations and companies taking part at the 5G Arena include 5G ACIA (5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation), ASTI, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Festo, Götting, Harting, HMS Industrial Network, Ifak, Phoenix Contact, R3 Communication, SICP, Siemens and VW Commercial Vehicles.

"The world has never seen such a diverse range of 5G industrial use examples in a real, working 5G network, all under one roof," said Köckler.

The exhibits will be supported by a forum and conference, where the various opportunities and challenges of 5G will be discussed by more than 50 international speakers from business, science and politics

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