Iberital Vision (Professional Espresso Coffee MacHine) by IBERITAL & Andreu Carulla Studio
2017 - 2018, Platinum A' Prosumer Products, Tools, and Machinery Design Award Winner
Inspiration
Iberital VISION is a professional espresso coffee machine that has been designed following three principles -healthiness, energy efficiency and connectivity- to be a class leader. It is aimed to be used at coffee shops, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels to brew premium espresso coffee, all kind of tea and herb infusions, and use steam for latte art. It is the result of teamwork by the design team and the engineering team, and its development has been partially funded by Horizon 2020 SME Instrument program by EU agency for SMEs, EASME.
Creativity
Iberital Vision achieves its goals (healthy, sustainable and connected) thanks to a new design of the hydraulic circuits, electronic controls, sensors and actuators, use of new materials and state-of-the-art human-machine interface. At the same time, Iberital Vision achieves the best features for a professional espresso coffee machine: - Multiboiler design for coffee with independent programmable group temperature, brewing temperature stability and repeatability, and stepper motor gear pump for flow and pressure profiling during brewing - A new tea water system that uses fresh water and in which the user can select a desired temperature and volume.
Design Challenges
Iberital VISION is a professional espresso coffee machine designed to withstand the passing of time, we could define it as a timeless machine. We have simplified its design to the minimum expression in order to focus the user's attention on the functional elements, thus achieving an intuitive and gestural machine (the actions are controlled with levers instead of buttons facilitating the activation of the machine reducing the precision required to the user). The machine is available in 3 different configurations and customization is very easy, so that with simple plates you can panel it in a way that is a perfect complement to any space. The Chief Designer describes from the aesthetic point of view: brutalist architecture, synthetic and rational, very rational. Three adjectives that describe the machine: Shocking, forceful and radical. How is the "machine of the future" designed? Studying the past very well and knowing the present perfectly. How does your design come together with Iberital's sustainability and innovation values? These values are the dna of the interior machinery for what is inherent in the machine itself. With the design we have transmitted it with the absence of stridency or purely aesthetic frivolities that do not add value.
Production Technology
Iberital Vision achieves its goals (healthy, sustainable and connected) thanks to a new design of the hydraulic circuits, electronic controls, sensors and actuators, use of new materials and state-of-the-art human-machine interface: - Healthy: the hydraulic circuits for coffee, hot water for infusions and steam have been redesigned with new lead and nickel free materials that are safe for food applications. Also, the circuits have been separated and water stagnation is avoided. Thus, coffee, tea and other infusions always use fresh water. - Energy efficient: power consumption has been reduced up to 50% by: (a) reducing energy loss by isolating boilers and tubes, (b) reducing heating needs by optimizing boiler sizes and heating elements, (c) the use of smart algorithms with predictive heating, and energy saving modes in low-work hours. - Connected: the machine has a custom communication module that can connect either via wifi, or via 2G mobile network, to an IoT server platform that collects data from the machine, and that can send settings and orders to it. Vision has also a tablet with an App for monitoring and performing settings, that is also connected to the world of social networks. At the same time, Iberital Vision achieves the best features for a professional espresso coffee machine: - Multiboiler design for coffee with independent programmable group temperature, brewing temperature stability and repeatability, and stepper motor gear pump for flow and pressure profiling during brewing - A new tea water system that uses fresh water and in which the user can select a desired temperature and volume.
       
     
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