SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s leading mobile carrier, announced Tuesday that it will work with its affiliate SK Planet Co. and Hwashin Co. on an artificial intelligence (AI)-based Smart Factory Project.
Hwashin is the country’s major chassis producer and primary supplier for Hyundai Motor Co.
SK Telecom plans to set up an Acoustic Emission (AE) Solution, a technology that uses sound to detect defects, at all of Hwashin’s assembly lines over the next five years.
AE Solution analyses sounds produced during assembly to locate defects, which increases production efficiency, quality of end product, and makes it easier for manufacturers to locate the source of defects.
SK Telecom expects that the new solution will significantly cut production costs each year.
The three companies plan to improve the solution at Hwashin’s assembly plant and commercialize smart factories both domestically and internationally.
SK Telecom will oversee the AI-based Smart Factory Project using AE Solutions. SK Planet will be in charge of R&D, with Hwashin in charge of marketing.
“This new opportunity will employ SK Telecom’s 5G and AI technology to boost the competitiveness of South Korean manufacturers,” said Choi Nak-hoon, head of the 5GX IoT/Data Group at SK Telecom.
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