At present, basic telecommunications companies and large industrial companies have joined forces to accelerate their deployment in many industries. According to the “Plan”, by 2022, 20 typical application scenarios of “5G + Industrial Internet” will be excavated. Recently, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issued the “5G + Industrial Internet” 512 Project Promotion Plan (hereinafter referred to as the “Plan”), proposing that by 2022, five industrial public service platforms will be built, 10 key industries will be selected, and at least 20 typical industrial application scenarios will be formed. , to cultivate and form an innovative trend of 5G and industrial Internet integration and superposition, mutual promotion, and multiplication of development.
5G is an important direction for the upgrading of the new generation of information and communication technology, and the industrial Internet is the development trend of the transformation and upgrading of the manufacturing industry. When technology stars meet the manufacturing trend, they will undoubtedly become an important driving force for the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry.
Why build an industrial public service platform? Which industries will “5G+Industrial Internet” focus on? How to integrate applications in enterprise manufacturing? The reporter interviewed relevant industry insiders.
The service platform provides technical standard verification, core equipment testing, etc.
By 2022, build five 5G network transformation and promotion service platforms in industrial Internet enterprises. What are the key problems of the integration of 5G and industrial Internet that the platform aims to solve?
The relevant person in charge of the Information and Communication Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology explained that there are still problems such as incomplete integration standards, breakthroughs in key technologies and insufficient maturity of supporting industries. The industrial public service platform will provide public services such as “5G+Industrial Internet” technical standard verification, core equipment testing, application service innovation and consulting training according to the characteristics of the industry, and provide basic support and model guidance for integrated applications such as test environment and deployment.
Such a public service platform is already under construction. For the “5G Network Transformation and Promotion Service Platform in Industrial Internet Enterprises” project established this year, five consortiums have won bids, and each consortium includes industrial enterprises and basic telecommunications enterprises.
What services can the industrial public service platform provide for enterprises? At present, network support may become a major benefit. The winning bidder will provide enterprises with 5G network coverage of a certain base station scale, and realize the deployment of no less than 5 types of 5G network integration applications. The network test environment built on this basis supports the incubation and verification of no less than 10 5G network integration application solutions, so as to meet the research and development testing needs of industrial enterprises, and will also provide consulting and training services for no less than 5 small and medium-sized enterprises.
At present, the industrial foundation is constantly being consolidated. Liu Duo, president of the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, said that in terms of 5G standard formulation, as of May this year, the number of patents claimed by Chinese companies accounted for more than 30% of the global total, ranking first in the world. In terms of network construction, it is expected that 130,000 5G base stations will be opened by the end of the year. At the same time, manufacturing enterprises are actively using new network technologies to transform factory intranets, basic telecommunications companies are accelerating the construction of high-quality external enterprise benchmarking networks, the number of platforms with certain industry and regional influence exceeds 50, and the average number of industrial equipment connections on key platforms has broken through. 650,000 units.
Select advantageous industries and characteristic industries to build integrated application pilot areas
According to the “Plan”, 10 key industries will be selected, and localities will be guided to choose industrial clusters with high degree of industrial agglomeration, good digital foundation, strong willingness to network transformation, and great industrial traction, so as to create a pilot area for integrated applications for different industries. Which industries will be prioritized? What is the impact on these industries?
“The organic combination of 5G and the Industrial Internet can further realize the comprehensive connection of people, machines and things, and promote the efficient collaboration between various production factors, thereby providing more solid support for the digitalization, networking, and intelligent upgrading of traditional industries, and improving quality. Efficiency increase releases multiplier effect.” said the relevant person in charge of the Information and Communications Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Taking the mining industry as an example, safety and efficiency are the top priorities of mine excavation. In the Ordos Baoli Coal Mine in Inner Mongolia, the intelligent machine group sends operation instructions to the unmanned excavator through the 5G network, and the excavator can use a variety of sensors to feed back environmental perception information to the machine group, thereby effectively improving the mine operation efficiency and safety management level. In the power industry, 5G will also help realize intelligent distributed distribution automation.
In the future, how will the “5G+Industrial Internet” industrial park form its own characteristics according to local conditions and avoid “rushing up”? “We encourage localities to choose advantageous industries and characteristic industries for the construction of integrated application pilot areas.” The relevant person in charge of the Information and Communication Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said, The next step will be to form an industry aggregation effect and a regional scale effect through the method of “emerging technologies look at applications, application effects rely on verification, and business models are explored more”.
According to the investigation by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, my country has formed a 5G industrial Internet intranet with “two districts, three belts and multiple points” led by the Yangtze River Delta region and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and actively promoted in the Luyu area, Sichuan-Chongqing area, and Hunan-Hubei area. Transform the distribution pattern. Taking the Yangtze River Delta region as an example, “5G + Industrial Internet” is mainly used in industries such as aircraft, automobiles, heavy machinery, and rail transit.
The application scenario extends from the peripheral links of production to the inside
“5G’s low-latency, large-bandwidth, and wide-coverage features have been applied in the transformation of the industrial Internet intranet,” said the relevant person in charge of the Information and Communications Administration of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. It is currently widely used in remote video maintenance in factories, machine vision monitoring and other scenarios. Hangzhou Steam Turbine cooperated with Zhejiang Mobile to develop a 5G 3D scanning modeling and inspection system, which can accurately and quickly obtain product data and generate 3D models through laser scanning, so that the core components of industrial steam turbines can be improved from random inspection to full inspection. The inspection time is expected to be from 2-3 days to 3-5 minutes.
Provide a service support platform to solve the problem of “dare to use”. Refine typical application scenarios that can be replicated and promoted, and improve the innovative application capabilities of “5G + Industrial Internet”.
Promote the cooperation between supply and demand, and solve the problem of “easy to use”. By cultivating solution providers and selecting high-quality service providers to build a supply resource pool, and relying on industrial organizations to promote cooperation between supply and demand, and gradually cultivate a “5G + Industrial Internet” characteristic industry.
How to promote the extension from the peripheral links of production to the inside? The person in charge proposed that the next step will be to promote the deep integration of 5G and the industrial Internet from three aspects-strengthen key technology research and solve the problem of “usability”. Research and formulate the “5G+Industrial Internet” fusion standard system, fusion technology, and application standards as soon as possible, and accelerate the research and development and industrialization of fusion products.
In the future, the typical industrial application scenarios of 5G will extend from the production peripheral video surveillance, inspection security, logistics and distribution, etc. to product design simulation, production control, quality inspection, safety production and other links. Provide services.