5G field test in the 5G4Automation project successful

Lemgo /

(Lemgo / Rheda-Wiedenbrück) Based on a mobile 5G campus network, the Fraunhofer Institute from Lemgo and Wireless Consulting GmbH successfully carried out the planning and commissioning of a 5G campus network at Venjakob Maschinenbau GmbH & Co KG.

5G campus networks are often touted as an evolutionary step in the networking of machines. However, a number of things must be taken into account when planning, applying for and setting up these networks.

The Fraunhofer Institute in Lemgo is conducting research with, among others, the companies Venjakob and Wireless Consulting as part of the 5G.NRW project "5G4Automation" on the planning , commissioning and integration of 5G systems in industrial production and on the usability of 5G technology for industrial use cases.

Fraunhofer and Wireless Consulting support companies such as Venjakob Maschinenbau in testing use cases of 5G technologies in industrial environments at an early stage with the help of mobile 5G systems. Another focus is to equip small and medium-sized companies with the necessary know-how to integrate their machines and systems into existing 5G campus networks of their customers in the future.

Among other things, Venjakob was able to test the communication quality within its painting lines through the evaluation. In this use case, mobile sensor carriers are used in the production line to assess process parameters with regard to component quality in real time and then actively control the process.

The project partners in the picture (from left to right): Dominik Osthues (Venjakob Head of R&D), Nils Kroll (Wireless Consulting), Jürgen Uhe (Wireless Consulting), Timo Siekmann (Fraunhofer IOSB-INA), Alexander Gossen (Fraunhofer IEM), Andre Frank (Venjakob).