Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced plans to demonstrate a path to 5G with a connected sensor solution in partnership with Ericsson, a global leader in cellular communication offering dedicated wireless communication and IoT solutions for industries.

The joint demonstration will showcase the use of 5G-ready connectivity for the operation of Hexagon’s Absolute Arm portable measurement system scanning a truck part. The portable arm can be used to fully digitize the part for applications from quality assurance through comparison to CAD through to reverse engineering. Ericsson’s Industry Connect solution allows the arm to communicate wirelessly with the metrology software on a PC and will in future enable the seamless transfer of measured data to stakeholders around the factory, enabling data-driven decision making to optimize processes from design through to production. Visitors to Hannover Messe can see the 5G-ready connected sensor demonstration on both the Hexagon booth (hall 6, stand K10) and on the Ericsson booth (hall 8, stand D28).

“Hexagon aspires to be the leader in creating autonomous connected ecosystems for the industries we serve,” says Norbert Hanke, President of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “To achieve this vision in manufacturing means overcoming the challenges of connectivity within the factory environment as well as throughout the global supply chain. Emerging connectivity solutions such as 5G will play a huge role in the digital transformation of manufacturing. Partnering with an industry leader like Ericsson is helping us understand how this technology can be best utilized to power the smart factories of tomorrow.”

Hannover Messe 2019 runs from April 1-5, 2019 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. To register for a complimentary ticket, visit www.HexagonMI.com. For more information, visit www.ericsson.com/industry4.0.