Future smart industrial automation will be characterised by flexible and modular production systems, which in turn calls for a very flexible and versatile data and communication infrastructure that can support the quick reconfiguration of production facilities. With this as background, industrial/factory automation has been identified, e.g. by 3GPP and 5G-ACIA, as promising application domain of 5G. In this presentation, an overview will be given about the overall 5G development in general as well as 5G’s capability in support of industrial automation specifically: e.g. 5G non-public network, network slicing. The presentation will also share TNO’s research, standardisation, tests and consultancy activities related to 5G and its applications to various industrial sectors including industrial/factory automation.
As non-profit and interests-neutral party, TNO aims to support Dutch industrial stakeholders to innovate using 5G.
Door Haibin Zhang, TNO