Berto R Roaster (via Ethernet) - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup (pre-beta)

In this article, you will learn how to connect a Berto R-model roast machines via Ethernet, to Cropster's Roasting Intelligence.

This roast machine is currently in pre-beta stages at Cropster. If you haven't been invited to participate in the beta program for this integration, but you are interested in participating and testing the feature, please sign up here.

Pre-beta means that, at Cropster, we have had minimal experience with Berto R roast machines. Therefore, contact with the machine's manufacturer may be required to clarify, and commence the Beta program for Berto R roast machines. Once we have achieved a connection with your Berto R machine, you may come across some flaws under everyday conditions. Hence, it will be necessary that you share your feedback with us, and let us know in case you come across any sort of unexpected behavior.

The setup instructions, below, have yet to be confirmed by the roast machine's manufacturer. Cropster does not explicitly recommend the procedure outlined in this manual. A Cropster support representative will gladly assess different connection options for your machine.

Specifications

Requirements

  • Ethernet cable

Supported measurements

  • Bean temperature
  • Exhaust temperature

Setting up a connection

Via the computer 

  1. Connect the network cable to your roaster's Ethernet port.
  2. Connect the other end to the computer's Ethernet port.

Proceed with the Network settings.

Network settings

When the roaster is connected to the computer directly, you need to set up a static IP address. 

Static IP address configuration - Windows 7, 8, 10

  1. Go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
    or enter ncpa.cpl in the Windows search field.
  2. On the left panel, click the Change adapter settings link.
  3. Identify the network adapter-icon that refers to the roast machine connection.
    If you are not sure which icon refers to the roast machine, simply disconnect and reconnect the Ethernet cable and check which icon changes its status.
  4. Right-click the network adapter and select Properties.
  5. Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and click the Properties button.
  6. Select Use the following IP Address option.
  7. Enter the specific IP Address for your roaster and replace the fourth number block with 42:
    The default IP address of Berto R machines is 192.168.2.10.
    • IP Address:  192.168.2.42
      Important: The first three blocks of the IP address need to match the IP address of your roaster, as identified via the roaster's panel
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • Leave the rest blank
  8. Click the OK button to submit your changes.

Proceed with the Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup.

    Static IP address configuration - MacOS 

    1. Go to Apple icon > System Preferences > Network.
    2. Identify the Network connection item that refers to the connection to your machine and select that item.
      If you are not sure which icon refers to the roast machine, simply disconnect and reconnect the Ethernet cable and check which icon changes its status.
    3. Open the Configure IPv4 dropdown and choose Manually.
    4. Enter the specific IP Address for your roaster and replace the fourth number block with 42:
      The default IP address of Berto R machines is 192.168.2.10.
      • IP Address:  192.168.2.42
        Important: The first three blocks of the IP address need to match the IP address of your roaster, as identified via the roaster's panel
      • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
      • Leave the rest blank
    5. Click the Apply button to confirm the changes. 

    Proceed with the Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup.

      Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup

      Installing the Roasting Intelligence (RI) software

      1. Download the Roasting Intelligence from https://download-beta.cropster.com/
      2. The Cropster installer leads you through all the installation steps.
      3. Open the RI by double-clicking the Cropster icon on the desktop
      4. Enter your username and password.
        They are the email address and password you were given to access your Cropster account on c-sar.cropster.com
      5. Check the Remember credentials box if you want to be able to run the RI offline.
      6. Click the Login button.
         

      Establishing a connection to the machine

      1. Go to Account > Preferences > Machine tab.
      2. Select the roast machine you would like to connect from the drop-down menu (e.g. Berto R)
      3. Select Generic Modbus over Network (TCP) from the drop-down for all measurements.
      4. Click on the gear () icon to open more settings.
      5. Copy the settings as shown in the screenshot below, and input the Hostname/IP address
        • Hostname/IP address: Enter the IP address of the Berto R machine.
          The default for this roast machine is 192.168.2.10.
      6. Leave the empty fields as they are, then click OK.
      7. Click Save to confirm the changes. The RI requires a restart to apply the settings.

      If the setup was successful, you will be able to see temperature values on the right-hand side of the RI screen, after the restart.

      Learn more about how to customize your RI user preferences.

      Troubleshooting

      If the RI indicates No source connected and/or you cannot see any measurements, please check the following: 

      • Is the static IP address configured correctly?
      • Does the IP address of your roaster differ from the default?

      For further assistance, please create a support ticket by clicking the Support button in the left lower corner of the app. A Cropster support rep will get in touch with you.


      Congratulations! You have successfully set up the Cropster Roasting Intelligence!

      Check out our Getting started video and enjoy tracking your first roasts! 

      More manuals and videos can be found on help.cropster.com