LEWES, UK—Hanover Displays Ltd. recently completed the installation of a second batch of cobots to improve manufacturing and quality control processes. Hanover implemented its first cobot in September 2018 to enhance its testing capability in a partnership with Absolute Robotics. Since then, the technology has enabled Hanover to test its processor and power supply boards that are used in state-of-the-art destination display systems. Hanover’s Operations Manager Sean Winter led the installation process.

Hanover focuses on the latest innovation in LED display technology. The company also specializes in audio-visual passenger information, automatic vehicle positioning, geolocalisation and fleet management.

“The cobots enable us to further enhance our testing capability," notes Winter. “They work to 50 microns repeatability and produce a report giving us full traceability, detailing when the product was tested and its test results.”

According to Gaurav Bijlani, Production Test Engineer Manager at Hanover, "The cobots have improved our efficiency and processes, thereby creating a continuous improvement culture in collaboration with Quality Assurance department to deliver a solution that takes us into the 21st century. The end result for our clients is even greater reliability, a faster turnaround for orders and the ability to draw on the positive benefits they have delivered for our staff, who have been freed up to operate in roles which bring even more innovation and support to the business.”

The company employs 200 people in Lewes, near Brighton, and more than 100 additional staff across the globe. The company was formed in 1985 as a designer and manufacturer of passenger information equipment for the public transport industry. Over the years, it has enjoyed sustained growth to become a global business, with subsidiaries in continental Europe, North America and Australia, and partnering agents in other overseas territories throughout the world.