Commercial drinks specialist Liquidline has launched the Juicetouch, a juice dispenser featuring a touchscreen and wifi connectivity, said to be the first of its kind.
Designed to improve the user experience, the Android touchscreen interface is said to be intuitive and simple, while giving operators control of the system. Management information such as the number of vends, juice levels and maintenance notifications can all be accessed remotely. A login area allows the manager to select juice concentration, from squash to premium full-strength, and set specific times of day that juice can be dispensed.
The Juicetouch lets end users offer diners a choice of three chilled juices from a selection of five, as well as filtered still water, with the added option of sparkling water if desired. Drinks can be dispensed at a high speed into cups or jugs.
The customisable design allows businesses to tailor the Juicetouch to match their brand, with the ability to display a company video or image on the touchscreen. Branded paper cups and crockery can also be ordered from Liquidline.
Gavin Pooley, MD at Liquidline, explained: “There has been very little advancement when it comes to juice dispensers. These machines have been left alone, whereas coffee machines have evolved massively over the past few years, creating a huge gap in the market.
“Businesses can now benefit from the latest technology across their entire drinks offering. The Juicetouch perfectly complements the Cafétouch – our flagship range of coffee machines. Pairing them creates the ultimate refreshment station that instantly improves the environment they’re placed in.”
The Juicetouch can dispense between 30-100litres of juice, depending on concentrate level, before requiring a refill – which if ordered by 4pm over the phone, online or by email should be delivered the next day.
The bag in box juice system is designed to eradicate mixing within the machine and pipes to be cleaned, said to make the dispenser hygienic. This system should also reduce the amount of packaging waste that’s created.
All Liquidline products are backed up by a team of UK-based experts and nationwide engineers. The manufacturer reports that more than 25% of faults are fixed over the phone, and promises a call out response within 8 working hours. Dispensers are scheduled a full service and filter change every 6 months.