With limited time before the Christmas retail rush, our partner had to set up predictive maintenance and supply monitoring for 6,000 drinks machines in stores around the UK.
If a drinks machine breaks down, replacing the parts can cost thousands; and of course, while a machine is down for maintenance, it can’t serve any customers.
So they needed a way to prevent repair costs and detect problems before they did damage. They also needed to know when syrups are running low and need replacing.
We were called in to help with IoT and mobile data. But the drinks machines were full of complex equipment, so whatever solution we built had to be small enough to fit into very limited space without disrupting the machines; while also staying within a very strict budget.