Private 5G Networks: How Siemens has changed the nature of Industrial Production

Article in partnership with Siemens. Coauthor Sander Rotmensen, Director of Industrial Wireless Communication Products at Siemens

Nine years ago, I was challenged to come up with an automation plan for a factory that produces plastic containers. The production manager insisted that there would be no need for lights — that it should, in theory, be able to run entirely by machines and robots.

At the time, the entrepreneur’s vision was highly complex, almost impossible, to…