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Plataine selected to partner in 5G-based advanced manufacturing project

5G-ENCODE project partners are examining industrial use of 5G wireless technology to upgrade composite design and production processes.
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Plataine (Tel-Aviv, Israel) has been announced as one of 11 industry partners to join the U.K. government’s 5G-ENCODE project to deliver a private 5G network at the National Composites Centre (Bristol, U.K.).

According to Plataine, 5G-ENCODE will examine industrial use cases and value propositions for the practical application of 5G wireless technology to upgrade composite design and production processes at U.K. manufacturers, such as delivering radical productivity and efficiency improvements. To support the project, Plataine will implement its artificial intelligence (AI)-based industrial internet of things (IoT) solution that allows full material and asset tracking, predictive alerts and optimized recommendations.

“… Automating and optimizing manufacturing is absolutely at the core of Plataine’s offering, and we are very excited to be working on this ground-breaking project,” says Avner Ben-Bassat, president and CEO. 

Plataine reports that it was selected due to its global experience at applying IIoT solutions to composites manufacturing processes, for customers as diverse as Airbus and Renault F1 Team. At the National Composites Centre, Plataine will implement its AI-based Digital Assistants, integrated with a locally deployed sensor network, to deliver comprehensive material shelf-life tracking, management and optimization capabilities. The solution will automatically track time-sensitive raw materials, predict remaining exposure time and optimally select the most appropriate material for each job at hand; minimizing waste and ensuring production deadlines are met, while maintaining full traceability of the products’ Digital Thread. In addition, automated real-time tool tracking ensures production schedules are no longer disrupted by lost tools, and AI-based Digital Assistants offer predictive quality alerts, actionable insights and real-time maintenance recommendations to staff.

“... An industrial-scale 5G test bed at the NCC will showcase a step change in security, reliability and connectivity, providing companies of all sizes a risk-free environment to evaluate and capitalize on the capabilities offered by 5G,” says Dr. Enrique Garcia, chief technical officer at the NCC. “The test bed is part our wider digital engineering strategy ... which will form a national asset to catapult the application of digital technologies into the engineering sector.”

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