Yamazaki Mazak's pioneering work paves the win with Worcestershire 5G Consortium that has won the Most Commercially Viable Use Case Award.
At the inaugural 5G Realised “Use Case Awards”, it was all smiles for Yamazaki Mazak having contributed to Worcestershire 5G Consortium win the Most Commercially Viable Use Case Award. The Consortium, led by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership, received the award at the recent 5G Realised event in London. Mazak was chosen as part of the Consortium thanks to its pioneering work implementing Industry 4.0 design principles into its array of machine tools and CNC technology.
As part of the trial, Mazak used an augmented reality application designed to offer remote support to field service engineers to help measure end to end speed and latency to gain insight into the future potential of 5G for industry.
Tim Gane, director of business systems at Mazak said: “To be recognised with this award is testament to the important work taking place in Worcestershire to develop 5G in the UK.” He added that 5G will provide enormous opportunity to further accelerate productivity growth, and enable even quicker data transfer and analysis for manufacturers. 5G, which enables potential speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, will be the industry standard for connectivity in the future.
A Worcestershire County Council spokesperson noted that 5G will place the county's position at the forefront of innovation for the British manufacturing sector and Industry 4.0.