KUKA, a producer of commercial robots and automation techniques, is to deploy Nokia 5G SA personal wi-fi networking at its base in Germany.
Headquartered in Augsburg, KUKA is a world automation company with gross sales of about €2.6bn and roughly 14,000 staff. The corporate claims to be one of many world’s main suppliers of clever automation options, providing prospects a wide range of merchandise, from robots and cells to totally automated techniques, and their networking in markets reminiscent of automotive, electronics, steel and plastic, shopper items, e-commerce/retail and healthcare.
KUKA plans to deploy 5G standalone personal wi-fi networking and clever robotics and automation techniques in its sensible manufacturing and growth centre in Augsburg. The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) campus networking and utility platform will help product growth with quick impact.
The platform is claimed to supply dependable high-bandwidth, low-latency personal networking, native edge computing capabilities, voice and video companies and a list of functions. It contains community and consumer tools, a cloud-based operation monitoring system and industrial connectors for normal and industry-specific protocol connectivity. It additionally has a brand new system administration functionality that integrates ruggedised handhelds and different wi-fi gadgets.
By the deployment of a 5G personal wi-fi community, KUKA believes it might probably maximise the potential of upcoming 3GPP Releases 16 and 17. In community deployment, Nokia DAC’s supervisor portal will allow KUKA to configure the community to its particular necessities. Nokia may even help KUKA with community deployment, operation help companies and coaching, enabling integration of latest use circumstances that embody new 5G-based interfaces and parts.
“In coming years, KUKA will develop options that harness the potential of 5G’s quick, dependable and safe connectivity,” mentioned Michael Wagner, director of R&D on the agency’s competence centre for management expertise. “By partnering with Nokia for personal wi-fi networking, we now have now established a long-term growth roadmap that can permit us to capitalise on the brand new capabilities in future 5G releases for our automation options.”
Dirk Lewandowski, vice-president central and east Europe at Nokia Enterprise, added: “5G is repeatedly evolving with new capabilities. Superior automation producers that leverage 5G for their very own options have to take this into consideration. With KUKA getting ready to make use of 5G in industrial functions, deployment of a Nokia DAC platform will allow it to speed up growth of sensible automation options for its prospects.”
Within the manufacturing sector, Nokia has been more and more delivering industrial-grade personal wi-fi networking to provide prospects what it says is the scalability, flexibility, low latency and mission-critical protection wanted to advance their digital transformation. It mentioned that with a powerful market urge for food to seize the transformational advantages of Trade 4.0, it has been working with manufacturing corporations for personal wi-fi networking, together with Toyota Manufacturing Engineering Firm, Arçelik Turkey and WEG Brazil.