telent Arms UK University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with 5G Private Network
Telent has provided its 5G Private Network services to the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and helped deliver consistent wireless coverage, high bandwidth and low latency for greater levels of operational efficiency.
The high-performing Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (NDAC) application platform that underpins Telent’s 5G Private Network services creates an on-premises 5G network dedicated to the AMRC, providing coverage across the entire AMRC North West facility. The AMRC deemed the NDAC solution the most advanced 5G technology solution on the market to address its complex needs and help it to improve manufacturing safety, reduce defects, wastage and quality issues and enable near instant analysis of data remotely.
This wireless solution allows the AMRC to enhance the use and enable greater control of fixed arm and mobile robots, as well as Computer numerical control (CNC) machines used in advanced manufacturing of aerospace components. Telent provided the initial guidance and support to help the AMRC fully utilise the newfound capabilities at its disposal. This continued throughout the project, with Telent implementing the full turnkey installation, configuration, commissioning and system integration with the AMRC’s existing infrastructure.
The AMRC can now leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis and process the data online from devices and sensors in real-time, while machines continue to operate in a live environment. With enhanced data processing capabilities, the AMRC team can now undertake virtual testing and qualify products while they are being built.