TIM San Marino and ROBOPAC have signed an agreement to develop the first 5G Smart Factory in San Marino.
ROBOPAC, founded in 1982, is a world leader in stretch film wrapping technology, producing over 10,000 machines a year, 90% of which are exported to the main international markets.
The aim of the partnership is to analyse and evaluate the potential of 5G networks by identifying "use cases" related to the development of innovative services and solutions for Industry 4.0.
According to TIM, the “Smart Factory” will be one of the main drivers of 5G. Fifth generation mobile technologies provide levels of service and performance that are ideal for the development of robotics and self-drive vehicles in the logistics and goods handling sector. The availability of advanced sensors and the development of IoT platforms, together with cloud-based solutions and big data analysis, will ensure the greater efficiency of production processes, thus creating a competitive advantage for companies. Only real time communication between people, robots, production processes and systems can maximise activities and make industrial activity more efficient and profitable, said TIM.