RGU Collaborates With Loch Electronics To Create World’s Smallest Dishwasher
RGU and Loch Electronics, an award-winning Edinburgh-based company, have created an innovative dishwasher that can sanitize and sanitize both kitchen utensils and personal items such as phones, keys and wallets.
Nicknamed “Capsule” for its compact size, the machine integrates medical-grade UV lamps inside a washing hub, which they believe can help prevent the spread and transmission of Covid-19 through contaminated surfaces.
The collaborative project was funded by the Scottish Funding Council Innovation Voucher administered by Interface.
Funding for other parts of the Capsule Dishwasher project comes from private and public institutions in Scotland, the UK and the EU, including the Scottish Enterprise ‘Unlocking Ambition’ program and Climate-KIC EIT through the ‘Edinburgh Climate Change Institute.
As the smallest dishwasher in the world, Capsule was designed to save time, energy and water and thus create the greatest impact.
The appliance takes just 15 minutes to wash the dishes of two meals using just two pots of water.
In eco mode, Capsule can save 86% water consumption and 73% energy consumption compared to washing dishes by hand, allowing households to save money while being eco-friendly. environment.
Loch Electronics was connected to RGU through Interface, an organization that connects businesses to universities.
Dr Taimoor Asim, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, who supported the development of the project, said: “The university is proud to collaborate with Loch Electronics and apply its expertise in mechanical design, design optimization and dynamic systems. fluids to create an innovative product that is not only environmentally sustainable and energy efficient, but also highly effective in combating the current pandemic.
“This project also illustrates RGU’s commitment to stimulate innovation and economic development by mobilizing its expertise, strengthening its partnerships with industry and supporting the development of products and services.
Capsule was designed and developed by Francisco Carreno, CEO and Co-Founder of Loch Electronics, who said: “Loch electronics is delighted to collaborate with RGU on the integration of medical grade UV lamps inside the dishwasher – l innovation lies in the product itself, there is nothing like it available on the market today.
“UV lamps will help sanitize and disinfect small items that play a key role in the transmission of Covid-19, such as phones, keys, wallets, face masks and mail.
“These are items that would normally be damaged by water; therefore UV lamps are the perfect solution to disinfect them safely ”.
Capsule has been specially designed for a one or two person household.
The 3-in-1 plug and play mini dishwasher is fully portable and weighs just 10kg and is only 45cm high and 25cm wide.
Although Capsule’s unique architecture takes up only 10 inches of a countertop, it is able to accommodate larger plates, frying pans, tall bottles, baking tins and even cutting boards.
The capsule can be used with or without plumbing and the extremely simple and easy to use control panel makes it incredibly user-friendly.
In addition to medical grade UV light sanitation and the ability to wash dishes, cutlery and utensils, Capsule can also wash your fruits and vegetables.
For more details visit: https://www.lochelectronics.com/