Hannover Messe – where all key technologies and core areas of the industry gather in one place – offers a wealth of synergies: from research and development, industrial automation and IT, supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies.
From April 1 to 5, Deutsche Telekom intends to impress its business customers on this global stage with innovations and solutions in industrial networking and digitalization. At the exhibition, we’ll be there to showcase our products and solutions for all processes typical of a smart factory: from the planning of production processes and manufacturing itself to logistics and services. Among the exhibits, Deutsche Telekom’s four core competencies – the Internet of Things (IoT), the cloud, security and networks – will play a key role.
Smart planning with AI and PLM
Planning processes in a digital factory are no coincidence. Unplanned downtime of production lines and unsatisfactory quality eventually prove to be costly for manufacturers and operators alike. With artificial intelligence (AI) and product lifecycle management (PLM) in the cloud, such risks can be minimized by 90 percent.
Smart testing with digital twins
A digital twin is a digital replica of an actual, physical product. Thanks to digital twins, virtual stress tests can be carried out during the planning phase itself. Companies can link and update digital information on a given product on the basis of real-time information pertaining to the actual condition and characteristics of that product. This allows them to identify problems at an early stage and take the necessary steps to initiate improvement in development, production, sales and service.
Smart production with AR (augmented reality)
A virtual pair of glasses simplifies the maintenance and repair of equipment and machines in an industrial environment. This way, for instance, experts from the company headquarters in Germany can promptly look into and manage production equipment for all company locations across the globe, without having to be physically present at the relevant site.
Smart logistics and services
Deutsche Telekom also offers solutions that can be readily implemented in the logistics industry, for instance paperless waybills or smart real-time monitoring of transport. Digital waybills consist of a telematics unit, a display and sensors that measure the condition (shocks, crashes, temperature) of goods and consignments. In addition, they can also locate goods within and without closed rooms – worldwide. As a smart consignment note, the e-bill can also be deployed for smart, digital labeling, for instance for room signage or on shelving systems.
Customized mobile networks
The Internet of Things does not work without a network, such as 5G or campus networks. A campus network is a local area network for a specific and limited geographical area and for a specific set of applications, for instance, for a building or an industrial site. Campus solutions are therefore tailored to meet the requirements of business customers and their specific applications. As a result, they meet the requirements of Industry 4.0. In 2019, Deutsche Telekom has started setting up campus networks, initially with LTE technology. Soon, of course, 5G technology too will come into the picture.
Exhibition highlights in Hanover
• Home of Industrial Pioneers – Technologies for factories and energy systems of the future.
• More than 500 application examples – for Industry 4.0 and machine learning.
• Components, systems, solutions – 6,500 exhibitors from 75 countries.
• Industrial Intelligence – Networking man and machine in the age of artificial intelligence.
• More than 80 forums and conferences – for instance, on Industry 4.0, machine learning, 5G and smart grids.
• All key technologies and core areas of industry at one location.
Visit us in Hanover from April 1 to 5, hall 5, booth E04. We look forward to seeing you!