Speed and quality control improved
Lead times, quality control and obsolescence management will all be improved as a result of the latest investment by Infotec into new equipment for its Leicestershire headquarters.
A new flexible placement platform has been installed this week and is already being used to manufacture our new surface mount technology LED displays.
Built by Fuji, the equipment is four times faster than our original unit and so will dramatically increase capacity and speed work on the assembly line. It has also enabled Infotec to bring manufacture back from China, providing complete control over quality.
The original machine will still be used, but primarily for other components.
The modular aspect of the Fuji unit is considered key in providing Infotec with the option to expand output to meet future demands. With orders for train, bus, tram and on-vehicle displays both in the UK and overseas continuing to be won, Infotec is investing to meet projected increased demand.
Recent contracts fulfilled include full matrix displays for South West Trains at Clapham Junction, platform and overbridge displays for East Midlands Trains stations in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield, passenger information screens for tram stations on Manchester Metrolink’s second city crossing and displays for nine stations on the central section of London’s new Elizabeth Line.
Passenger waiting time for destinations to appear on displays has been reduced by changes made to the scripting
A questionnaire to which professionals have responded in their dozens has highlighted key areas of interest when it comes to passenger information displays
Significant time and effort is invested in creating enclosures that provide ingress protection and installation teams need to pay similar attention to detail
Infotec provided its web-based back office system Javelin to allow operators at London Waterloo the ability to filter out details relating to particular platforms. Its ease of use and flexibility makes it the ideal way of keeping passengers fully informed about temporary changes.
Ultra-bright eco white LED displays designed and manufactured by Infotec have been installed at Ashton-under-Lyne