Nokia showcases Factory in a Box 2.0 at Hannover Messe 2019

Wednesday April 03, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
April 3, 2019 – Nokia is showcasing the second generation of its Factory in a Box concept at Hannover Messe 2019, in collaboration with several industry ecosystem partners, in the fair's 5G Arena.

The container is a proof-of-concept that demonstrates how Industry 4.0 solutions can be packed, transported and brought back into service in a matter of hours, including full over-the-air connectivity. Factory in a Box 2.0 combines additive manufacturing alongside augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) and robotics, powered by Nokia private 4G/5G.

The semi-automated production workflow is also now integrated in Nokia's Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) and has a Nokia Digital Automation Cloud on board for industry-grade connectivity.

Nokia WING helps mobile network operators deliver a better global IoT experience to their enterprise customers, ensuring the ability to collect IoT data from all parts of the supply chain, no matter where the devices are located.

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud fits both small industrial environments with few devices and large areas with multiple devices to connect. Its high-performance 4G wireless connectivity is optimized for industrial needs and it can host time-sensitive applications and IoT stacks that require low latency.

This digital platform enables industrial companies to activate applications such as high-accuracy object positioning, real-time video processing and uses features like local network slicing, which are often required in advanced IoT solutions such as automated guided vehicles, analytics and robotics. It is an ideal solution for the Factory in a Box 2.0 container as it can flexibly be moved in and out and used with or without an internet connection

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