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RTA chief tours world's first robotic licence plates factory in Dubai

Mattar Al Tayer inaugurates factory that uses robots in the manufacturing of vehicle number plates, with a capacity of 33,000 plates per day

RTA chief tours world's first robotic licence plates factory in Dubai
Mattar Al Tayer toured the factory, which is located at the Customers Happiness Centre in Deira .

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched the world's first factory that uses robots in the manufacturing of vehicle number plates, with a capacity of 33,000 plates per day.

Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA, revealed plans to install 10 similar machines at centres of service providers which will be controlled through the central factory.

Al Tayer toured the factory, which is located at the Customers Happiness Centre in Deira and was designed and produced by the German company Tonnjes Middle East.

The factory robot receives printing orders electronically through the e-licensing system and starts printing plates without any human intervention.

The system tracks the lifecycle of the number plate from manufacturing up to scrapping using the QR Code affixed to the plate.

Each manufacturing unit can produce 11,000 plates per day, and can automatically print six different types of plates at a time.

Al Tayer said the new machine can produce a plate every 15 seconds, while the old one used to take about two minutes to print a single plate.

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