Telefónica automates a printing process and creates its centenary key ring

On the Cell World Congress (MWC), Telefónica is showcasing its technological capability to develop a completely automated, digitised and safe industrial course of that comes with superior applied sciences comparable to 5G, edge computing, OT cyber safety, large information and information analytics, synthetic imaginative and prescient and blockchain. Via its demo ‘Sensible Business: Main the Change’, the corporate exhibits on its stand how the economic sector can automate and digitise manufacturing unit processes and creates for guests, for instance, a picket key ring with a screen-printed brand commemorating its 100 years of historical past.

The demo ‘Sensible Business: Main the Change’ is a complete proposal of options that assist the economic sector to digitally remodel itself to be extra aggressive, modern and environmentally pleasant. It primarily consists of two robotic arms (considered one of them collaborative) and an IoVI synthetic imaginative and prescient digicam that performs high quality management of the elements and thru synthetic intelligence makes selections and launches actions to the collaborative robotic arm. Every component registers by means of TrustOS, Telefónica Tech’s blockchain service, all of the related occasions within the course of (entry and exit of every zone, high quality parameters…) to have the ability to supply guests detailed traceability and particulars of the totally different phases of the important thing ring’s manufacture.

As well as, the demo additionally options an AMR devoted to intralogistics features, which can be proof against potential threats due to the OT cybersecurity measures adopted.

María Jesús Almazor, Telefónica Tech COO for Spain and the Americas, stated: “Business is a precedence sector for us due to its significance within the financial system and due to the numerous alternatives that know-how affords in constructing extra environment friendly and aggressive manufacturing processes. This demo is a transparent instance of the excellent technological capabilities we now have to cowl any automation and security wants within the sector”.

How the demo works

Within the ‘Sensible Business: Main the Change’ demo, Telefónica demonstrates the collaborative robotic’s means to select up the elements in a drawer and transport them to the machine imaginative and prescient digicam to find out whether or not they meet optimum high quality ranges. If the half is freed from any irregularities, the robotic will proceed the method of creating the important thing ring by bringing it near the robotic arm to print the corporate’s centenary brand with its built-in industrial printer. Nonetheless, if the pc imaginative and prescient know-how detects any harm to the half or is unable to search out the important thing ring perforation, the system will inform the robotic of the rationale for discarding it in order that the robotic can put it apart and deposit it in a special drawer for faulty supplies.

The important thing ring, along with the screen-printed picture of Telefónica’s centenary brand, can even have a QR code printed on the again with a twin goal. On the one hand, every key ring has a digital certificates issued by TrustOS, Telefónica Tech’s managed blockchain platform, which accredits the originality and authenticity of the important thing ring as a part of the restricted sequence manufactured to mark the corporate’s centenary. Alternatively, it permits guests to see the detailed traceability of the economic course of, from the date it was manufactured to the totally different analyses carried out on the totally different components. Blockchain know-how ensures each the authenticity of the product and management over the manufacturing course of by creating ecosystems of belief the place the data recorded is completely clear and can’t be modified, altered or eradicated with out leaving proof of it.

The demo additionally depends on the MES and WMS industrial digitalisation methods to observe obtainable virgin materials and printed elements, in addition to to present orders to the AMR to usher in extra uncooked materials and substitute full drawers. On this method, the economic sector is ready to optimise its warehouse by having the ability to technologically handle its stock, present end-to-end product traceability and management inventory and manufacturing in actual time.

All this information (half high quality, the speed of printed elements produced per minute and the variety of defects, amongst others) offers helpful data to administration platforms to make sure a extra environment friendly and productive manufacturing cycle. On this sense, the demo exhibits a digital twin, representing just about and in actual time the bodily surroundings due to the low latency of 5G and edge computing, which collects all the information from every of the processes, makes it potential to simulate modifications and foresee conditions, anticipate potential breakdowns and take measures and even apply responses to examine in the event that they work earlier than implementing them within the manufacturing unit.

The ‘Sensible Business: Main the Change’ demo additionally incorporates the Aristeo cyber safety answer to guard related components from potential assaults by cybercriminals. Aristeo is a pioneering predictive menace seize and evaluation mission developed by Telefónica Tech that consists of deploying a community of decoys on the Web with actual industrial {hardware} that reproduces industrial environments to confuse attackers and extract all of the details about the threats acquired (their strengths, weaknesses and their behaviour in every a part of the system they move by means of). As a predictive system, it additionally identifies developments and unknown vulnerabilities that it’s going to later use to enhance and replace buyer safety.

On this case, guests will be capable to see how, with out Aristeo’s intelligence, the robotic paralyses and emits mild and acoustic indicators when it receives a cyber-attack, and but how the loading of its intelligence into the safety methods manages to guard the robotic from a menace for which the safety system was not ready a priori.

For extra data: Telefónica at MWC 2024