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OUR EXPERTS

TEAM

U-Experten are the leading specialists for consulting, realization, industrialization and production of individual embedded HMI panels and smart connected devices. For the consumer and capital goods sectors, our interdisciplinary teams of UX design, engineering and production are developing, designing and producing connected products and product lines with perfect user experience.

Alexander Sorg Managing Director UX Gruppe
Alexander W. Jonke Managing Director U-Experten
Erwin Hölzl Director Consulting
Robert Stumpe Senior Manager Consulting
Christian Merk Manager Consulting
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wiethoff Director UX Design
Andreas Becker Digital Service Designer
Heike Ziegler Managing Director basysKom
Stefan Thalhammer Managing Director Design
Markus Ernst Head of Research & Development

U-EXPERTEN INDUSTRIES

INDUSTRIES THAT ARE OUR WORLD

foods
Coffee systems
Lab
communications
IT systems
Medical
consumer products
measurements
Home Automation
factory automation
IoT Connected Devices
Energy
Health Products
industrial
Start-ups
Automotive
Logistics

U-EXPERTEN CUSTOMERS

THESE COMPANIES ARE MORE THAN SATISFIED

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merrychef
convotherm
frymaster
garland
merck
vita
myGEKKO
Rohde &Schwarz
Amada
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Osypka
HEMRO
esterline
BORA


PROJECTS AND SUCCESSES

WHAT WE CREATE WITH OUR CUSTOMERS

We accompany our customers on their individual transformation with the aim of implementing smart connected devices and IoT services. Our references range from strategic consulting to the interdisciplinary implementation of physical and digital product and service developments.

BORA

Classic 2.0 cooktop extractor system

Central control unit for all functions of the Classic 2.0 cooktop extractor system

Perfect UX design, innovative operating philosophy, modular system for individually combinable hobs.

Together with the BORA development engineers, U-Eperten designed, developed and industrialized the embedded system design for the operating elements and their surfaces. A wide variety of materials, such as glass, was tested for feasibility, functionality and safety. The perfect combination of materials was chosen and certified. An innovative, vertical touch slider was integrated into a smoothed trough on the surface, the Black Vision technology is hidden behind a jet black control panel. In standby mode, it is almost invisible and adapts perfectly to any kitchen environment.

BORA Classic 2.0 is a modular system that enables completely individual hob solutions. Various high-performance hobs such as surface induction, gas or Tepan stainless steel grill, can be freely combined with the extraction system. Even combinations with one, three or more hobs are easily feasible. The product has won all important design awards.

FRANKE

A line

Modular platform for fully automatic coffee machines

Development of a modular platform for mapping an extensive product portfolio of professional fully automatic coffee machines. A quick adaptation to the needs of customers and operators in markets all over the world should be achieved by using a scalable electronics and software platform. The key to success is an extremely high re-use of existing components.

Development and further progression of standardized electronic assemblies for use in fully automatic coffee machines. Based on a central user interface design, the user interface for user-centric operation was paired with an extensive service menu for parameterizing the machine and optimizing the product experience. The robustness of the glass on the touchscreen was matched to the requirements of the food industry. Ultimately, the industrialization was successfully completed alongside the development of the platform itself.

Based on this concept, seven individually marketed coffee machines which largely share the same platform were created. The high level of component intercompatibility allows for easy adaptability for custom projects and perfect product maintenance. Today, the machines are successfully established in numerous well-known food chains and have won many design awards.

WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Milli-Q® IQ 7000

Milli-Q® IQ 7000 is a water purification system for pharmaceutical, clinical, academic or industrial applications.

In order to further consolidate its exceptional position as the world market leader for laboratory water and water treatment systems, a new product family was to be developed based on the current portfolio.

A space-saving solution with a central filter unit. Up to four dispenser units equipped with HMI can be connected. A hybrid user interface of touchscreen and physical wheel for the perfect UX. Technological perfection and maximum user-friendliness are also reflected in the system’s appearance. The organic combination of straight lines and dynamic curves is an expression of absolutely precise, tailor-made industrial design.

FIRING UNIT AND CONTROL UNIT

SMART.FIRE

Smart Fire Is a firing unit specially developed for the dental practice for all common chairside materials.

Compact construction, modern design, intuitive operation, reliable firing technology, durable housing and modular electronics

In a preliminary project, project-specific requirements (modular bus system, hardware, software) were examined for feasibility. After a successful feasibility analysis, an interdisciplinary team consisting of embedded system design, GUI software, application software, construction, industrial design and the customer’s application-specific specialists started. Overall development period 15 months up to system integration, series transition and the first series batch. Successful launch at the IDS in Cologne.

Successful market launch as a new product for professional dental practices. Winning a Red Dot Design Award. The system consists of the actual firing unit and a control unit with a touchscreen display and graphic user interface, which means that the two components can be positioned flexibly. Thanks to its compact design, the firing unit fits into almost any practice environment in a space-saving and harmonious manner. Reliable function with durable firing technology and a robust housing with sealed surfaces complete the system. Material selection and program start take place in just one step. Ideally coordinated programs are already pre-installed for all common chairside materials. The menu navigation is clear and takes place via self-explanatory program symbols. All-round visible status display.

MOST IMPORTANT

U Experten Facts

From the idea to the brand

Based on the Top100 award-winning platform concept for HMI and IoT solutions, U-Experten were registered as a brand in 2010 and the division was founded.

UX Gruppe

UX Gruppe is a high tech service provider with intellectual property in technologies for international companies and enterprises. As a group, it combines all disciplines, services, and technologies that are required to create intelligent and connected devices.
The group contains U-Experten GmbH, Ultratronik GmbH, Ultratronik Vertriebs GmbH, basysKom GmbH and Imago Design GmbH.

Philosophy

What drives us is our passion for state-of-the-art solutions and the successful coordination of complex projects. We feel at home in interdisciplinary teams and we use new ideas to fuel our own innovations. The focus is on innovation, interdisciplinarity, networking and corporate values.

From brand to GmbH

“We make smart products”: Since January 2022, U-Experten have been a company of UX Gruppe. This is how we implement multi-disciplinary projects related to networked products and IoT. We enable companies with a product-centric transformation approach to a faster time-to-market.

Alexander W. Jonke Managing Director U-Experten

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