As such, Alberts turns the classic food industry chain upside-down. Instead of centralising raw produce to big classic factories where pasteurised purees or freeze-dried powders are created to produce instant snacks with +60 days shelf life (low in nutrients), Alberts transforms raw produce in an environmentally friendly way, on the spot, in under 2 minutes, into a fresh, healthy, hassle-free personalised snack. Since it is freshly produced, the taste is optimal without juices, purees or powders added. Alberts free mobile app enables consumers to share their recipes and experiences with the healthy snacking community. A Health Coach integrated in the mobile app, gives the consumers personalised advice, based on their own nutritional requirements and daily habits.
The following specific challenges have been addressed by our tech team over the last years :
– Designs present in the Freezer Unit: running electromechanical solutions at -18deg isnt easy, it results in sturdy and britle solutions.
– Design a full-range linear guide in the freezer to not loose any freezer space.
– Design linear rails with a minimized number of degrees of freedom while maximizing the utility of the system + limiting the cost and space required as much as possible. Again: while putting food safety first.
As part of our process enhancement, were today implementing the Apiro modular gearbox system in the freezer, first tests were a success. Were now looking into the further integration.
Cost Savings: by developing our propietary solution (main architecture patented in EU, US, S-Korea, Japan and Australia), instead of implementing a cobot arm, weve managed to not only operate in the freezer but also reduce the cost with €15000. This is a massive advantage compared to our competitors since our total machine cost today is <25000 whereas competitors >66000.