5G wireless technologies for industrial automation
Beckhoff and Huawei Wireless X Labs Jointly Demonstrate Next Step to the 5G Factory of Tomorrow. Fifth-generation (5G) wireless systems are often cited as a key technology for mobile communication in connection with Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT). 5G mobile technology promises not just higher data throughput but also lower latencies (in the region of 1 ms) and more reliable transmission. Due to the direct integration of cellular technology into the industrial PLCs, industrial automation will be realized in a more economically and environmentally sustainable manner compared to todays wired line.