Smart Factory: IoT and 5G
In Altdorf Datwyler and Swisscom have developed a prototype to digitise Datwyler’s production processes. It uses pioneering technologies such as IoT, 5G and edge and cloud computing to collect data and transmit them both wirelessly and by wire.
For the feasibility study Datwyler and Swisscom cost-effectively networked a production facility in the Datwyler plant using simple methods to track cable reels. The data are pre-processed and filtered: business-critical and bandwidth-intensive information are processed locally – at the so-called edge of the network – in a Datwyler Micro Data Centre. Non-critical or non-sensitive data are transferred to the cloud and analysed there.