The exciting RS adventure in the Kingdom of the Coffee Pot
If we were to think of an Italian artefact par excellence, many, many people would think of the Moka.
Moka is a coffee maker (or coffee machine) created by Alfonso Bialetti in 1933 and subsequently produced in more than 105 million copies. It is a product of Italian industrial design famous all over the world, present in the permanent collection of the Triennale Design Museum in Milan and the MoMA in New York.
“Good evening, I am the little man with the mustache, that of the Moka Express coffee maker. What it says to you: yes, yes yes it seems easy but it is not; to make a good coffee you need your experience, your kitchen and … the Bialetti Moka Express “. It’s the 1950s, when the phlegmatic little man with a mustache (by cartoonist Paul Campani), finger upwards, enters the homes of Italians thanks to the Carosello.
Over the years, the Moka’s design has undergone only slight changes in shape, remaining virtually unchanged over time, with its typical octagonal aluminum shape which, patented, represents one of the distinctive and original elements of the product.
Today the Moka is recognized worldwide as an icon of Made in Italy.
All coffee makers are born from ingots of food grade aluminum which go through the process of melting, casting and cooling in the foundry to obtain the raw piece, ready for the next finishing steps.
The ritual of modernized coffee
RS, thanks to its thirty years of experience in the field of robotic automation, has made its know-how available to improve the complex production system of this extraordinary product, the result of the genius of the best Italian craftsmanship.
The production of the Moka continues through the turning and threading, together with the flattening of the collector. Our robotic islands are inserted and optimize the legendary production method of the Moka, in the operations of laminating and grinding the boiler, the collector and the lid, which is also subjected to deburring to remove all the cutting impurities.
Soon said the degree of optimization that the insertion of RS robotic systems entails in the field of industrial production:
- speeding up production processes
- punctual constancy of production
- possibility to employ skilled workers in the implementation of advanced production strategies
The next step consists in the tumbling or polishing, with the ball method, of the product, which is then treated for a final operation, called sawdust, for the definitive elimination of any residue.
Finally, for the more modern models you can then move on to the painting which gives the coffee maker an original and artistic look. As if an industrial masterpiece like this needed it.