Coffed automated SR-models (with touch screen) - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup (beta)

This manual covers the connection of a Coffed roast automated SR-models equipped with an ethernet port to Cropster's Roasting Intelligence.

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.

Beta means that the features are being tested with a select group of users to help us identify minor flaws under everyday conditions that we cannot reproduce internally. Therefore, it will be necessary that you share feedback with us and let us know whenever you come across some unexpected behavior.

Specifications

Requirements

  • Ethernet cable

Coffed automatic machines manufactured before mid of 2017 do not readily support data logging via roast-profiling software (e.g. Roasting Intelligence); a software update is required. For more information, please reach out to Coffed directly. 

Supported measurements

Setting up a connection

Via the computer 

  1. Locate your ethernet port inside the control tower of your roast machine. 
    Note: The device (switch) might differ from the picture below. 
  2. Connect the network cable to the free port. 
  3. 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:
    • IP Address: 10.0.0.42
    • 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 > 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
    •  IP Address: 10.0.042
    • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
    • Leave the rest blank

    1. 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 Roasting machine you would like to connect from the drop down menu (e.g. Coffed SR-15)
      3. Select Coffed Auto PLC from the drop-down for all measurements.
      4. Click on the gear () icon to open the PLC IP Settings. 
        • Select the Coffed Automatic version
        • Leave the Hostname/IP address override field empty, unless the IP address of your roaster is not the default.
          Default IP for SR5, SR15, SR25, SR30 = 10.0.0.100
          Default IP for SR60 =10.0.0.200
      5. 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.

        Troubleshooting

        No sources connected 

        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?

        Gas and Airflow control not working

        If Gas and Airflow control are not working, please check the following: 

        • If your machine has been manufactured before mid of 2017 a software update is required to use the control measurements. Please reach out to Coffed directly for more information in the update. 
        • Make sure PC control is enabled from your roaster's HMI display:

        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.