Hanover invests in robotics

Destination display manufacturer, Hanover, has completed its second installation of collaborative robots, also known as cobots.

Hanover introduced its first cobot in September 2018 to enhance its testing capability in a partnership with Absolute Robotics. Since then, the company says the technology has proved its worth, delivering pinpoint accuracy in the testing of processor and power supply boards, which are produced by Hanover as part of state-of-the-art destination display systems.

Collaborative robots are designed to work alongside teams, interacting with humans in a shared space. They differ from traditional robots, which are designed to operate without human interaction and contact.

Hanover’s Operations Manager, Sean Winter led the installation process. He said: “The cobots are transforming the way we deliver our testing service. Hanover has always been proud of its ability to provide reliable solutions to the passenger transport sector. This is reflected by the fact we offer a ten-year warranty as standard. However, the introduction of the cobots has taken this to a new level, enabling us to further enhance our testing capability. They work to 50 microns repeatability and produce a report giving Hanover full traceability, detailing when the product was tested and its test results.”

Gaurav Bijlani, Production Test Engineer (PTE) Manager at Hanover, said of rolling out the cobots: “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.”

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