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Mazak celebrates award win with Worcestershire 5G Consortium

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Yamazaki Mazak is celebrating after helping the Worcestershire 5G Consortium win ‘Most Commercially Viable Use Case’ at the inaugural 5G Realised ‘Use Case Awards’.

The consortium, led by Worcestershire County Council and the Worcestershire Local Economic Partnership, received the award at the recent 5G Realised Event in London. Mazak was chosen as part of the consortium thanks to its pioneering work implementing Industry 4.0 design principles into its array of machine tools and CNC technology.

As part of the trial Mazak used an augmented reality application designed to offer remote support to field service engineers to help measure end to end speed and latency and gain an insight into the future potential of 5G for industry.

Tim Gane, business systems director at Yamazaki Mazak UK said: “To be recognised with this award is testament to the important work taking place in Worcestershire to develop 5G in the UK.

“5G represents a tremendous opportunity to further accelerate productivity growth and enable even quicker data transfer and analysis for manufacturers. With potential speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second, 5G will be the industry standard for connectivity in the future.”

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council added: “It highlights the county’s position at the forefront of innovation for the British manufacturing sector and Industry 4.0.

“Huge congratulations to our local industrial partners who were involved in developing the industrial use cases.”

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