Factory maintenance mode is fully upgraded via 5G

- May 27, 2019-

In the production scenarios of large enterprises, it often involves cross-factory, cross-regional equipment maintenance, and remote problem location. The application of 5G technology in these aspects can improve operation and maintenance efficiency and reduce costs. 5G brings not only the Internet of Everything, but also the interaction of all things, making the maintenance of smart factories in the future break through the boundaries of the factory.

Factory maintenance work can be done in collaboration with industrial robots or people and industrial robots according to the actual situation. In the future, each object in the factory is a terminal with a unique IP, so that the raw materials in the production process have the "information" attribute. Raw materials are automatically produced and maintained in accordance with the “information”. People have also become terminals with their own IP. People and industrial robots enter the entire production process and exchange information with raw materials, equipment and products with unique IP. While the industrial robot manages the factory, people can receive real-time information follow-up and interact with them in the first time.

Imagine that in a smart factory with 5G network coverage in the future, when an object failure occurs, the fault is reported to the industrial robot with the highest priority "zero" delay. Under normal circumstances, industrial robots can complete repair work without human intervention based on the experience database of self-learning. In another case, it is judged by the industrial robot that the fault must be repaired by a person.

At this time, even if people are far away from the other side of the earth, they can remotely control the industrial robots in the factory to reach the fault site for repair through a simple VR and remote haptic sensing technology equipment. The industrial robots can simulate synchronously in real time thousands of miles away. The movement of the person, at this time, is like visiting the site for construction.

5G technology enables people and industrial robots to work with more complex scenes. For example, in the case of multi-person collaborative repair, even different experts from several continents can use the VR and remote haptic sensing devices to “gather” at the fault site for the first time. The large traffic of the 5G network can meet the massive data interaction requirements of high-definition images in VR. The extremely low latency makes the people in the tactile perception network transmit their own actions to the factory robots without error, and the multi-person control factory The different robots perform the next repair action. At the same time, with the Internet of Everything, human and industrial robots, products and raw materials are all directly connected to various related knowledge and experience databases. In the case of fault diagnosis, human and industrial robots can refer to a large amount of experience and expertise to improve problem location and accuracy degree.