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The robotic convenience food preparation system for

High throughput applications

DK-One

DK-One is the world’s first robotic solution for high throughput, fast turnaround, 100% individualized and portion-controlled high volume catering applications.

Highly capable

• User-selectable portion control allows customers to adjust their meal to fit their unique dietary requirements to every order

• Multiple ingredients can be dispensed per installation, with each ingredient temperature controlled

• Each ingredient is dispatched with measured mass, providing 100% control of all nutritional content

• Can dispense any ingredient type including wet, dry, soft, or hard into variable plates or meal containers

Fast and flexible

• High throughput: Several hundred meals per hour* Throughput is related to number of ingredients per order

• Maximum meal servicing time < 2mins from order to collection

• Typical meal output one meal every 10s

• Compact dimensions, designed to be transported through standard doorways

• Each ingredient plated to a specified location or aesthetic

Watch DK-One in action

Karakuri DK-One from MWA on Vimeo.

Technical Specifications

Power

Specification

  • Voltage 3-phase, 400VAC
  • Max current (machine rating) 32A
  • Physical connection IEC 60309 3P+N+E socket
  • Max Power Consumption* 3,500W
  • Average Power Consumption* 1,500W

Network connectivity

Specification

  • Network connection WiFi or wired ethernet

Environmental

Specification

  • Operating temperature range 10 degC to 35 degC

Dimensions

Specification

  • Machine height 2150mm
  • Machine diameter 2500mm

Weight

Specification

  • Base machine weight (without Dispensers) * 1100kg
  • Configured machine weight (with Dispensers) * Configured machine weight (with Dispensers) *

* Karakuri's power and weight calculator provides accurate values based on actual machine configuration, menu and required throughput - please discuss with your Karakuri sales contact

Ingredients

Specification

  • Number of ingredients 18 ingredients max (at any one time)*

Meal Container

Specification

  • Maximum dimensions 170mm x 170mm x 70mm**
  • Number of entry locations for empty containers 3 "Pass In" locations
  • Number of collection locations for prepared meals 3 "Pass Out" locations

Meal preparation performance

Specification

  • Order preparation time 90 to 180 seconds preparation time (typical)
  • Concurrent order preparations Menu and meal dependent (6 - 12 typical)
  • Typical order throughput Menu and meal dependent (80 - 120 typical)

Traceability (meal order to collection)

Specification

  • Full tracking of customer meal from order entry to delivery Full tracking of container through all meal preparation stages
  • For each ingredient mass, temperature and time of dispense is recorded.

* Flexible ingredient supports allow refreshing of ingredient set and menu – please consult your Karakuri sales contact for details
** DK-One flexibly supports a wide range of bowls and containers sizes and shapes – please consult your Karakuri sales contact to discuss your requirements

Ingredient temperature control (hot-holding)

Specification

  • Guaranteed temperature 65 degC or higher
  • Holding temperature configuration Configurable per ingredient

Ingredient temperature control (cold-holding)

Specification

  • Guaranteed temperature 8 degC or lower
  • Holding temperature configuration Configurable per ingredient

Ingredient temperature monitoring

Specification

All ingredients
  • Number of temperature sensors per ingredient Up. to 4 sensors
  • Temperature logging 45 second intervals
  • Temperature monitoring accuracy +/- 0.1 degC
  • Operator temperature alert thresholds Configurable per ingredient

Ingredient dispense portions

Specification

  • Supported range of portion size (grams) Ingredient specific - see "INGREDIENT SUPPORT"
  • Dispense portion accuracy (%) Ingredient specific - see "INGREDIENT SUPPORT"
Portion measurement accuracy
  • Per ingredient portion < 1 gram
  • Prepared meal < 1 gram

Ingredient hopper fill-level detection

Specification

  • Fill-level detection accuracy +/- 5% relative to Hopper capacity (typical)
  • Operator alert threshold Configurable per ingredient
  • Logging and reporting 45 second interval

Ingredient consistency

Specification

  • Vinagrettes, dressings In-hopper agitation to prevent separation
  • Porridges, stews In-hopper mixing for uniform consistency throughout service

Type 1

Specification

  • Typical Ingredients Dips, condiments and dressings
    Milk and yoghurts
  • Ingredient hopper capacity 8L
  • Portion size range Configurable
  • Dispensed portion accuracy Greater of +/-2g and +/-10%
  • Dispense portion granularity/increment (grams) Configurable
  • Temperature control Ambient, hot-hold, cold-hold

Type 2

Specification

  • Typical Ingredients Hot sauces, tagines and curries
    Porridges and bircher muesli
    Compotes, purees and fruit coulis
  • Ingredient hopper capacity 4.1L
  • Portion size range Configurable
  • Dispensed portion accuracy Greater of +/-2g, inclusion and +/-10%
  • Dispense portion granularity/increment (grams) Configurable
  • Temperature control Ambient, hot-hold, cold-hold

Type 3

Specification

  • Typical Ingredients Granolas and breakfast toppers
    Nuts, seeds and savoury toppers
    Proteins; chicken, beef, tofu, falafel, poke fish
    Salad leaves
  • Ingredient hopper capacity 6.5L
  • Portion size range Configurable
  • Dispensed portion accuracy Greater of +/-5g, piece size and +/-10%
  • Dispense portion granularity/increment (grams) Configurable
  • Temperature control Ambient, hot-hold, cold-hold

Type 4

Specification

  • Typical Ingredients Grains & pulses
    Rice & mixes
    Cheeses
  • Ingredient hopper capacity 8L
  • Portion size range Configurable
  • Dispensed portion accuracy Greater of +/-5g and +/-10%
  • Dispense portion granularity/increment (grams) Configurable
  • Temperature control Ambient, hot-hold, cold-hold

Operator status and control interface

Specification

Operator interface features
  • Dashboard view Clear and intuitive status summary of complete machine
  • Alerts and warnings Timely prioritised indicators for operator efficiency
  • Machine configuration Dispenser settings, portions sizes, menu
  • Reporting Machine usage summary
  • Logging Detailed usage history (per ingredient data, hopper refills, orders placed)
  • Maintenance Cleaning mode, hopper purge, self-test

Physical HMI (Human-Machine Interface)

Specification

  • Pass In / Pass Out Pass status LEDs (ready for entry/collection), button (pass ready/cleared)
  • Dispensers Power and status LEDs. Support for LCD character display
  • Emergency stop button Immediate machine halt

Karakuri ordering app

Specification

Platforms
  • In-restaurant dedicated tablets
    Consumer mobile device (Android, IoS)
App features
  • Choice of fixed menu recipes or "Build Your Own"
    Swap and add ingredients in any meal selection
    Adjust portion size of any ingredient
    Dynamic nutritional information displayed throughout order process
    Dynamic pricing displayed throughout order process
    Detailed meal information delivered to your email address
Pre-order and order status
  • Prepare now or pre-order for a time that suits you
    Order status (queued, preparing, ready) via app and in-restaurant display

Supports your staff

• Real-time food quality and health and safety data logging

• Predictive staff workflow and scheduling improves site efficiency

• Reduced labour costs

• Enables staff to concentrate on customer service and value-add tasks

• Improved profitability

Benefits your customer

• 100% accurate portion control improves operator margins and reduces food wastage

• Improves food quality through accurate placement and constant ingredient monitoring

• Predictive ingredient reordering, minimising waste and maximising supplier efficiency

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