14.03.2024 | reading time approx. 5 min.

The most innovative processes, the safest production

CONGIV launches private 5G project at ZIEHL-ABEGG

“Always one step ahead of the future,” is how ZIEHL-ABEGG ensures its leadership in the industrial communication of its global production sites, with the groundbreaking initiative “5G Project” and its partner CONGIV.

Faster, More Specific, More Efficient

The goal of the forward-looking 5G network project is clearly defined for Uwe Richter, Head of Innovation International Plants at ZIEHL-ABEGG: “Constant perfection of our production environment with the most modern and latest technologies – today, for many years to come.”

Karl Goldmann, Director Information Technology and initiator of the project, is also certain: “5G makes it possible to break new ground in many ways.

Innovative Partners – Innovative Plan

From left:
Jana Stricker, ZIEHL-ABEGG SE
Martin Tittel Fraunhofer IIS
Manuel Weber, ZIEHL-ABEGG SE Jürgen Zogelmann ZIEHL-ABEGG SE
Thomas Schröder CONGIV GmbH
Maryem Kaab CONGIV GmbH
Gabriele Hetzner CONGIV GmbH

The announcement of the start of a private 5G project at ZIEHL-ABEGG by CONGIV GmbH, a partner company of Robur and a leading system integrator of 5G campus networks and connectivity in IoT, means for Uwe Richter that the course is set correctly. The plan for the innovative project is to test the private 5G network based on a core system from Druid while simultaneously evaluating its potential positioning in a real industrial environment in Künzelsau.

More Performance, More Efficiency, More Sustainability

With the integration of the 5G ASOCS technology, from the company ASOCS specialized in private network solutions and AI-driven applications, CONGIV aims to optimize and advance industrial processes. This is to further enhance the performance and efficiency of ZIEHL-ABEGG’s production and make it more sustainable.

Uwe Richter – Indispensable benefits for the future of production at ZIEHL-ABEGG

Uwe Richter – Head of Innovation International Plants, Ziehl-Abegg

Secured real-time transmission through low latency – especially in real-time transmission for mobile stationary applications

Precisely adjusted network configuration for specific use cases

Wide scalability in indoor and outdoor areas

Company-owned licensed frequency, thus precise control over participants and data transmission without limit

A Vision Takes Flight

For Industry 4.0, digital transformation in real-time is crucial for the future positioning of autonomous work and application processes in a real production environment. “We are constantly looking for the latest innovations in manufacturing. The Hermes Position Services from ASOCS are particularly interesting for us, as we have seen that their AI-driven solution has shown excellent results under non-sterile conditions. We are confident we can replicate these results in our real production environment,” says Uwe Richter.

Karl Goldmann, Director Information Technology, ZIEHL-ABEGG

A Promising Deployment at ZIEHL-ABEGG

“It is a significant step in the area of industrial communication and positioning.” The close cooperation between CONGIV and ASOCS in this project, including the development of a validated solution, has led to this promising deployment at the ZIEHL-ABEGG plant, according to Nizar Zalila, CTO of CONGIV.