00He SARS-2 has forced us to implement some changes in the way we operated in the service sector. To meet disinfection needs, control of capacity and social distancing while maintaining the profitability of the premises, There are two technologies that are being of great help to professionals in the sector. On one side are the service digitization options, mainly with he delivery, very fashionable in recent years and now more than ever. For another, a wide range of robotics-based solutions that, although in a shy and frankly pioneering way, they are already beginning to find a place in many restaurants, especially in those with a large number of associated stores.
Within this second block, the one with the robotics for restaurants, we find all kinds of devices, from devices specially designed to perform a repetitive task in the kitchen without the need for staff intervention, to autonomous vehicles designed to carefully navigate the transit spaces of the dining room and take the orders from the kitchen to the table from where the order was made. To these two examples we must add an uncountable list of options, to which another one has recently joined, he robot dishwasher Dishcraft Robotics.
Dishwashing robots are nothing new on the market, somehow, this appliance has always been highly automated. Nevertheless, in the restaurant environment, where the volumes of tableware, Cookware, cutlery and the like are important, and where the service is intended for a client who has very high expectations, models for home automation are not up to par.
What is really interesting about this model that has appeared on the market lately is its ability to manage the pickup, introduction and washing of the dishes, cutlery and other restaurant furnishings. Thanks to this specification save time to the staff, so the initial investment, that by the way is not unreasonable, quickly pays for itself due to saving minutes in each wash cycle.
But that is not the only saving that is reflected with the robot dishwasher. Since Dishcraft Robotics make a clear call to restaurateurs to join a green revolution that will reach restaurants after the coronavirus crisis. We will also see this same trend in the investments of many countries, that have finally addressed the economic imbalance that a crisis such as that of anthropogenic climate control can have in all sectors.
It defends that its system is one more step in the search for sustainability in restoration as it allows minimizing the investment of time derived from having reusable crockery and cutlery. This type of material is often used in organized catering aimed at fast food niches and even in some casual food brands because of the time invested in collecting, properly insert and wash dishes, glasses, Forks, spoons and knives are more expensive than stocking up on disposable plastic analogues.
With the entry into force of a plethora of laws restricting the sale and production of disposable items made of plastic (so-called single-use plastics), this robotic dishwasher appears at a perfect time. Restaurants need to save as much as possible to expand profit margins and ensure business viability in a year in which dining room traffic is at historic lows.
further, the company's commitment is seamless. Since the transformation in terms of sustainability restoration it has to be comprehensive, they have also thought about small businesses. For them, offers a pick-up service at the establishment of the dishes, and has in its facilities enough dishwashers to clean 10 000 pieces per day. Usually, even the smallest restaurants have a surplus of dishes, glasses and cutlery, so this system can be applied without problem: while Dishcraft leaves a batch of objects pristine, the restaurant has the following in use. However, there would always be the possibility of expanding the project by offering a parts rotation service if there was a need for it..
Dishcraft Robotics is one of the first companies that has proliferated lately and whose reason for being is to limit the consumption of unnecessary objects in the restaurant sector. Its growth since June has been exponential.
It thus joins other similar companies such as Neato Robotics, another business venture by one of the founders, from where a service of cleaning robots for all types of commercial premises with open attention to the public, or the spanish Macco Robotics, with his robot Dibo Disinfection, which is capable of disinfecting the interior of establishments and furniture autonomously through its spray nozzles with a disinfectant solution.
So that the operation of the robot dishwasher lives up to what they promise, have had to rely on a handful of cutting-edge technologies As the image recognition, disinfection with ultraviolet light, machine learning, mechatronics, the integration of calibration sensors and much more.
There are already several chains and holdings of restoration those who have been encouraged to have the services of Dishcraft, but from the top management they assure for TechCrunch that will soon announce many more.
Sustainability in restoration not only opens the doors to a better world, but it can involve important benefits for restaurants using technology wisely. That's why we hope to see many more initiatives like Dishcraft in the near future..