If it runs through a Tap, we can dispense it. We don’t force you to use our beverages, think of Hop Robotics as an equipment supplier that has vested interest in your success. Your Kegs. Your Beverage Partners. We fulfill draft beer orders and are capable of dispensing Teas, Nitro brew coffees, Kombucha, Ciders, and Wine in the kegged format. We outfit your machine with any needed coupler and have ZERO specialized draft hardware (no flowmeters even). We partnered with Micromatic, an industry leader in draft hardware and dispensing technology to offer best in class, on-board refrigeration and other NSF approved hardware. Hop Robotics can also offer Cocktails on Tap. By partnering with Innovative Dispense Solutions (IDS) we can add automation to their already impressive 50+ premium mixers for inline (non-batched) cocktails.
Cooler capacity accommodates standard 1/6, 1/4, and 1/2 barrels. Smaller mobile units hold 240 pints and larger models, 480 pints. You will actually yield close to theoretical capacity. Hop Robotics value lies in the efficiency of the pour, and we have seen 98%+ Keg Yields. If you have a remote walk-in cooler, we can run bev. lines to the machine. The cups are evenly matched with the number of pints. 240 pint-sized cups can be pre-loaded into the machine and reloaded without stopping the automation. Speed of Service is a pillar for us. Depending on the size of the pour our machine can fulfill 180-240 drinks/hour. If the robot isn’t moving, then you aren’t making money. We arm your staff with mobile payment terminals to start line busting to Keep Orders in the Queue. We monitor and guide you in how to reach peak machine utilization.
Our most popular size is 16 oz and we are also setup for 12 oz and 22 oz. If you are sampling at festivals or tradeshows, then we suggest using a 12 oz cup and adjusting the pour timer accordingly. Because the robotics utilize Time Based Dispensing, your staff is able to meter down to whatever volume is needed. Need to leave room for ice? No problem! We have a growing list of vendors and cup SKU’s that are being added as well. Many of which allow for custom branded cups. We source the cups for your event but are happy to evaluate and pre-approve your venues cups. No plans for glass right now. We stick to the plastic cups because the robot and the cup droppers need the rim. Certain sizes of Eco-friendly and 100% recyclable Aluminum cups (from Ball Corporation) are included in our approved vendor list. Reach out for more details.
I know what you’re thinking…ANOTHER piece of tech I have to keep up with. You likely already have refrigeration and draft equipment on-site, so this is nothing new on this part. Line cleaning and maintenance is the same. We have resources with nationwide food service repair networks should your team need help. Now let’s talk robotics. This particular model is from Epson. The same folks that make the receipt printer you likely have. With over 300 robot models and 50,000+ installations worldwide the network and reliability of Epson Robotics is unmatched. Couple that with remote diagnostics, monitoring, video feed, and updates you can rest easy. All electrical components are Industrial grade and the automation is rated for 100% continuous use. Consumer facing robotics is a walk in the park when compared to 24/7 factory environments. If you keep the kegs loaded, we’ll ensure the automation becomes your greatest asset.
Hop Robotics partners with GoTab, a Restaurant Commerce Platform that was built to enable large and mid-sized restaurants, breweries, bars, hotels & other venues to run lean, profitable operations while making guests more satisfied. By using a suite of order and pay solutions staff can now focus throughput and customer service while Hop Robotics handles the dispensing. An array of options for QR based payments can be utilized for premium hospitality such as suites. If you wish to operate with Hop Robotics in a pre-paid environment or as Grab and Go setup then you can simply disable the need for payments. Reach out for any questions regarding integrations, security, or compliance.
We kept this simple. (1) standard 110 VAC outlet with WiFi optional. Thats it. No water, air, or drain lines. Forget complicated and costly infrastructure changes too. We just ask for a level spot and a way to avoid stairs! In most cases we can be set up within an 1 hour. Our equipment is on 5″ heavy duty casters and can be rolled up/down ramps, liftgates, loading docks, and fits through a standard doorway. If WiFi is available, it opens up a host of unique features like low keg alerts, video feed, and remote updates.
This is Brandable Asset for you. You are encouraged to get creative with graphics and wrapping by utilizing the bolt on branding boards. We partner with Iowa Rotocast Plastics as a component supplier with access to top-quality custom graphics and digital printing capabilities. Make this machine your own.
Features & Benefits
Let tap into some of our guiding principles. 1) Standardized components: We believe in an OTS approach (off the shelf). No custom circuit boards or components that are so specialized that we risk reliability or lead time issues. We are compatible with various brands of robots, controllers, and coolers. We choose the best to start out with but are ready for whatever happens. 2) Insight: We have our pulse on the operation from throughput metrics to alarm status’. We can stay in tune with keg levels from our application partners at BrewLogix using their Performance platform. Event logging and fleet management services are accomplished by the modern robotics platform from Viam. Menu management is database controlled and we keep track of the latest brands and trends to keep the menu continuously up to date.