5G-Enabled Manufacturing (5GEM)
Research Project , 2015 – 2018

 The aim of the 5G-Enabled Manufacturing (5GEM) project was to demonstrate pilot production for world-class manufacturing enabled by wireless and mobile 5G-communication. Concepts beyond state-of-the-art for 5G technology in manufacturing were demonstrated. Project results have been widely disseminated to industry, society, scientific communities, and university students. Expected results and effects: The 5GEM project showed technical feasibility of four demonstrator applications that can be scaled to any number of sensors, machines, machine operators etc., indicating major potential effects and values for both telecom (providers) and manufacturing (user) industries. The project scope did not include new business models, but strong potential business values can be seen. Approach and implementation: The 5GEM collaborative and challenge-driven project brought together key stakeholders to demonstrate 5G applicability in manufacturing. Enabling 5G technology was brought by Ericsson. SKF made available a world-class manufacturing system for tests. Chalmers provided testbeds, and research capabilities. Vinnova enabled risk funding. The key life-cycle phases of a competitive manufacturing system were targeted, i.e. design, deployment, operation and maintenance. The 5GEM project implemented 5G technologies in testbed lab environments and in real manufacturing settings.

Participants

Johan Stahre (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Magnus Åkerman

Projektassistent at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Maja Bärring

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Jonatan Berglund

Project assistent at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Professor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Björn Johansson

Full Professor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Camilla Lundgren

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Anders Skoogh

Professor at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Malin Tarrar

Doctoral Student at Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Collaborations

Ericsson

Stockholm, Sweden

SKF

Göteborg, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Project ID: 2015-06755
Funding Chalmers participation during 2015–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Production

Areas of Advance

Publications

More information

Project Web Page

www.5gem.se

Latest update

2021-03-26