World’s first factory to print number plates using robots in Dubai

RTA says the machine can produce 11,000 plates in a single day, one in every 15 seconds

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced of the first factory in the world that uses robots to manufacture vehicle number plates. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA inaugurated the factory, which has a capacity to manufacture 33,000 plates a day.

RTA said that the factory uses artificial intelligence applications to print the number plates without any human intervention. It stated that in the near future, there will be 10 similar machines at centres of service providers which will be controlled through its central factory. Each manufacturing unit can produce 11,000 plates per day, with one plate taking only 15 seconds. The machine can print up to six different types of plates at a time as well.

According to the statement from RTA, the system uses robotics to print the plates which receives the printing orders through the e-Licensing System. Moreover, the system tracks the lifecycle of the number plates from manufacturing up to scraping using the QR Code embedded in it. German company, Tonnjes Middle East designed and produced the unique technology, it stated.

Al Tayer toured the manufacturing factory which is located at the Customers Happiness Centre in Deira and reviewed the comparative features of old and new plates manufacturing systems.


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