Telefónica automates a printing process and creates its centenary key ring

On the Cell World Congress (MWC), Telefónica is showcasing its technological capability to develop a totally automated, digitised and safe industrial course of that includes superior applied sciences corresponding to 5G, edge computing, OT cyber safety, huge knowledge and knowledge analytics, synthetic imaginative and prescient and blockchain. By means of its demo ‘Sensible Trade: Main the Change’, the corporate reveals on its stand how the economic sector can automate and digitise manufacturing unit processes and creates for guests, for example, a picket key ring with a screen-printed emblem commemorating its 100 years of historical past.

The demo ‘Sensible Trade: Main the Change’ is a complete proposal of options that assist the economic sector to digitally rework itself to be extra aggressive, modern and environmentally pleasant. It primarily consists of two robotic arms (considered one of them collaborative) and an IoVI synthetic imaginative and prescient digital camera that performs high quality management of the elements and thru synthetic intelligence makes selections and launches actions to the collaborative robotic arm. Every ingredient registers by TrustOS, Telefónica Tech’s blockchain service, all of the related occasions within the course of (entry and exit of every zone, high quality parameters…) to have the ability to supply guests detailed traceability and particulars of the totally different phases of the important thing ring’s manufacture.

As well as, the demo additionally options an AMR devoted to intralogistics capabilities, which might be resistant to potential threats because of the OT cybersecurity measures adopted.

María Jesús Almazor, Telefónica Tech COO for Spain and the Americas, mentioned: “Trade is a precedence sector for us due to its significance within the economic system and due to the numerous alternatives that know-how affords in constructing extra environment friendly and aggressive manufacturing processes. This demo is a transparent instance of the great technological capabilities we’ve to cowl any automation and security wants within the sector”.

How the demo works

Within the ‘Sensible Trade: Main the Change’ demo, Telefónica demonstrates the collaborative robotic’s capability to select up the elements in a drawer and transport them to the machine imaginative and prescient digital camera to find out whether or not they meet optimum high quality ranges. If the half is freed from any irregularities, the robotic will proceed the method of constructing the important thing ring by bringing it near the robotic arm to print the corporate’s centenary emblem with its built-in industrial printer. Nevertheless, if the pc imaginative and prescient know-how detects any injury to the half or is unable to seek out the important thing ring perforation, the system will inform the robotic of the explanation for discarding it in order that the robotic can put it apart and deposit it in a unique drawer for faulty supplies.

The important thing ring, along with the screen-printed picture of Telefónica’s centenary emblem, may also have a QR code printed on the again with a twin goal. On the one hand, every key ring has a digital certificates issued by TrustOS, Telefónica Tech’s managed blockchain platform, which accredits the originality and authenticity of the important thing ring as a part of the restricted collection manufactured to mark the corporate’s centenary. Alternatively, it permits guests to see the detailed traceability of the economic course of, from the date it was manufactured to the totally different analyses carried out on the totally different parts. Blockchain know-how ensures each the authenticity of the product and management over the manufacturing course of by creating ecosystems of belief the place the data recorded is completely clear and can’t be modified, altered or eradicated with out leaving proof of it.

The demo additionally depends on the MES and WMS industrial digitalisation programs to observe accessible virgin materials and printed elements, in addition to to provide orders to the AMR to herald extra uncooked materials and substitute full drawers. On this means, the economic sector is ready to optimise its warehouse by with the ability to technologically handle its stock, present end-to-end product traceability and management inventory and manufacturing in actual time.

All this knowledge (half high quality, the speed of printed elements produced per minute and the variety of defects, amongst others) offers helpful info to administration platforms to make sure a extra environment friendly and productive manufacturing cycle. On this sense, the demo reveals a digital twin, representing just about and in actual time the bodily surroundings because of the low latency of 5G and edge computing, which collects all the information from every of the processes, makes it potential to simulate modifications and foresee conditions, anticipate potential breakdowns and take measures and even apply responses to verify in the event that they work earlier than implementing them within the manufacturing unit.

The ‘Sensible Trade: Main the Change’ demo additionally incorporates the Aristeo cyber safety answer to guard linked parts from potential assaults by cybercriminals. Aristeo is a pioneering predictive risk seize and evaluation undertaking developed by Telefónica Tech that consists of deploying a community of decoys on the Web with actual industrial {hardware} that reproduces industrial environments to confuse attackers and extract all of the details about the threats obtained (their strengths, weaknesses and their behaviour in every a part of the system they cross by). As a predictive system, it additionally identifies traits and unknown vulnerabilities that it’s going to later use to enhance and replace buyer safety.

On this case, guests will be capable to see how, with out Aristeo’s intelligence, the robotic paralyses and emits gentle and acoustic alerts when it receives a cyber-attack, and but how the loading of its intelligence into the safety programs manages to guard the robotic from a risk for which the safety system was not ready a priori.

For extra info: Telefónica at MWC 2024

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