Nokia and Edzcom have announced that they will jointly deliver a 5G standalone private wireless network for Konecranes at its Hyvinkää smart factory in Finland. Edzcom stated that it would deploy a private wireless and application platform that will work on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC). The 5G network will allow Konecranes to provide high bandwidth and low latency 5G networks for increased productivity, improved efficiency, excellent reliability, and enhanced safety.
Factories and ports are becoming digitalized, and machine-to-machine communication is on the rise, creating an ecosystem of connected devices. Konecranes partnership with Nokia and Edzcom will help them extend that digitalization and technology leadership. This will allow both the firms to accelerate automation and open new 5G network cases that will benefit Konecranes and its customers.
The newly deployed 5G network will support the trials across Konecranes' Hyvinkää operations in its research and development facilities. The firm aims to deploy high-resolution wireless cameras to improve load handling safety, site security, and operational integrity. The reliability of the wireless network is business-critical. Effective connections are needed when creating a platform for an ecosystem of connected devices and innovating for the future.