Mazak helps secure 5G award

The team at Yamazaki Mazak is celebrating after helping the Worcestershire 5G Consortium win ‘Most Commercially Viable Use Case’ at the inaugural 5G Realised Use Case Awards.

Led by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership (LEP), the consortium received the award at the recent 5G Realised Event in London. Mazak was chosen as part of the consortium thanks to its pioneering work implementing Industry 4.0 design principles into its array of machine tools and CNC technology.
Mazak trialled an augmented reality (AR) app designed to provide field service engineers with remote support. The AR app helps engineers to measure end-to-end speed and latency, and gain an insight into the future potential of 5G for industry. Tim Gane, business systems director at Yamazaki Mazak UK, says: “5G represents a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate productivity growth, and enable even quicker data transfer and analysis for manufacturers. With potential speeds of up to 10 Gb per second, 5G will be the industry standard for connectivity in the future.”
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