Hannover fair: Hello Industrie 4.0 – we go digital

Posted By on 2016-04-28


Time is flying. The Hannover fair is in full swing. This year many solutions for the industry 4.0 are in focus. Topics like Human Robot Collaboration (HRC), Mobility and Networking play a major role. Especially our Coffe 4.0 application amazes our visitors and spoils with tasty coffee in the sign of industry 4.0.

Coffee 4.0: The KR Agilus as a Barista

Whether  you add milk and sugar or prefer it unsweetened and strong, everyone likes their coffee in a particular way. That is why we are preparing coffee in a new way: by having two robots serve the drink as mechanical baristas – from order taking through to preparation and serving.

Customized products in industrial manufacturing

With the Coffee 4.0 application, KUKA is demonstrating what is already possible today. All core functionalities of networked digital production in a smart factory are implemented in a fully operational manner. The required production and system data are thus stored in the Cloud. By scanning the barcode the mechanical barista receives the customer order. The customer used this barcode already before to establish his coffee preferences. The benefits are obvious. For example, system data can be called up from anywhere on a mobile device, maintenance requiremments can be predicted and the Service team can immediately be informed of any irregularities via the Internet. The showcase can be transferred at almost any industrial production process. Instead of grinding and brewing, it could be welding, adhesive bonding, pouring, laser cutting and much more.

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