LTO’S 2nd plate-making robot starts operation

LTO’S 2nd plate-making robot starts operation

By Glen S. Ramos

CLARK, Pampanga — Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) second automated plate-making machine has already started its operation producing motorcycle license plates.
It is the second plate-making machine acquired by the agency for its own Plate-Making Facility as part of its modernization efforts and fast-tracking of plates distribution.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur M. Tugade stated that the machine is capable of manufacturing 450 motorcycle plates per hour in an efficient and systematic manner or 3,600 motorcycle plates in an eight-hour shift a day, and 7,200 motorcycle plates a day on a two-shift basis.

The machine is manned by two LTO personnel and can produce a total of 158,400 motorcycle plates a month on a two-shift per day basis.

“This second machine will address the recurring problems in issuing motorcycle license plates, which occurred due to issues of backlogs in the past,” Tugade said.

The newest plate-making machine will complement the existing plate-making machines at the LTO Plate-Making Facility to ensure a more efficient and swift motor vehicle and motorcycle plates production.

The LTO plate-making facility was established in April 2018 with the objective of expediting the production and distribution of license plates, which was used to be outsourced in the past. (ai/mtvn)

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