IQS Design Study – Andres Garcia

We proudly announce a design study, made by the spanish university IQS under Prof. Andres Garcia. It is the university of our alumni team members Jordi and Bernard.

Students made a design study in order to make their ideas of possible modules more tangible. You can see a frozen yogurt machine, with a cooled yoghurt dispenser and a topping module. In another study, there is a dispenser of “disparillos” and other sweets to decorate the product. In video 4/8 you can see an animated dispenser with different toppings and a mixer.

All the Mi5 team congratulates the students at IQS for their great work. We hope to collaborate further on this topic, and would love to build a module together.

Keep up the awesome work!

Ps.: Please note that video 2/8 cannot be watched in germany, since there is a GEMA conflict :-/

System Rendering

To get an overview of our sales fair demonstrator, we put all the modules and parts in one big rendering file. The cookie team, the cocktail team and the system team in construction contributed big parts to it. It consists of several parts, which are put together in one assembly.

The active parts are highlighted by color, while frame and non-active components are grey. Except for the XTS, of course.

This scheme is important to see the dimensions and the space, that is required for the total assembly. It also shows, that the height of the modules, while not functionally important is not equal over the modules. This might be an issue for a next update.

Due to our constant feedback with suplliers, we could already implement the sensors in this assembly. On the right we see Hardware from Beckhoff and from Wenglor.

Plese feel free to give feedback in the comment section below.

Funktionale Sicht der HMI

Um dem mechatronischen Ansatz in unserem Projekt gerecht zu werden, arbeiten wir mit digitalen Skizzen.

Für die HMI ist es entscheidend, die relevanten Akteure in der Gesamtwirkungskette zu identifizieren, und anschließend den Informationsfluss darzustellen. Dies ist meist nicht mit nur einer Grafik schaffbar. Um einen Überblick zu erhalten sind verschiedene Sichtweisen notwendig, zum Beispiel die Sicht des Anwenders, des Wartungsingenieurs, und andere.

In dieser Phase gliedert sich diese Skizze eindeutig zur Initialphase, und Anforderungsspezifikation.