Diedrich IR-models with Z2.5 automation software (Cropster Replay Assist Ready) - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup

This manual covers the connection of a (Cropster Replay Assist Ready) Diedrich IR-model roast machine equipped with Z2.5 automation software to Cropster's Roasting Intelligence.

Specifications

Requirements

  • Ethernet cable(s)
  • Ethernet switch, or router
  • Cropster Replay Assist Ready*
    • HMI software version with a "_C" ending
    • PLC software version end with a  "_C" ending

*A Diedrich is Cropster Replay Assist Ready when a "Cropster Replay" button is shown from the machine's HMI display.

Supported measurements

* Depending on your roast machine's model, year and the Diedrich sensor package included with the machine, you may, or may not be able to track these measurements.

Setting up a connection

Diedrich IR-series roast machines (w/ Z2.5 automation) will need to be equipped with an Ethernet switch. The Ethernet switch must have a minimum of 3 ports.

Diedrich uses a Stride SE2-SW5U Ethernet switch. It requires an additional power supply with wired connections. Other switches or routers may be used as well, but might not fulfill industry standards.

Note: We recommend an Ethernet switch over a router; a switch is usually plug & play whereas a router needs to be configured. 

The EDS-205 Series Ethernet switch is also rated to operate at temperatures ranging from -10 to 60°C, and is rugged enough for harsh industrial environments.


The schematic above serves as reference of the connection for IR-series roast machines before an Ethernet switch (Stride SE2-SW5U) has been installed.

  1. Disconnect the Ethernet cable from LAN2 (refer to the dotted line), then use the now free end from the Ethernet cable to connect the MicroLogix 1100 PLC to the Ethernet switch.
     
  2. Connect the HMI touchscreen to the Ethernet switch.

  3. Connect the Ethernet switch to your computer (Cropster).


The schematic above serves as reference of the connection for IR-series roast machines after a Stride SE2-SW5U Ethernet switch (with 5 ports) has been installed.

Proceed with the Network settings.

Network settings

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: 192.168.251.42
    • 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 

    Creating a new network location 

    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 Locations drop-down menu and click Edit Locations...
    4. Create a new location by clicking the + sign and name it after your machine, e.g. Diedrich.
    5. Click Done to confirm.

    The statuses next to the network connection item will change to Not connected. After setting the static IP address the status will say Connected again.

    Configuring the static IP address

    1. Make sure the Network connection item that refers to the connection to your machine is still selected.
    2. Open the Configure IPv4 dropdown and choose Manually.
    3. Enter the specific IP Address for your roaster 
      • IP Address: 192.168.251.42
      • Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
      • Leave the rest blank
    4. 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.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. Diedrich IR-5)
    3. Select Diedrich PLC from the drop-down for all measurements except Exhaust, Inlet, and Drum temperatures.
      Depending on your roast machine's model, year and the Diedrich sensor package included with the machine, you may, or may not be able to track temperatures for Exhaust, Inlet, and/or Drum. Learn more about how to set up Exhaust, Inlet, and Drum temperatures.
    4. Click on the gear () icon to open the PLC IP Settings.
      • Select the version ZII/Z2.5 - IR series from the drop-down menu.
      • Enter the IP address of the roast machine.
        The default for Diedrich roasters is: 192.168.251.202
         
    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.

        Learn more about how to:

        On Diedrich IR models, Airflow control is limited to 0%, 50% and 100% only. Any airflow settings in between won't be taken into account. 

        When controlling gas and airflow from Roasting Intelligence (RI), the values on the Diedrich HMI change with a delay of several seconds; this is only affects the display of the values. The roast machine reacts to gas and airflow changes from RI usually within 1-2 seconds.

        Troubleshooting

        If the RI indicates No sources 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?
        • Is the ethernet cable connected to the switch or router of the roasting machine?
          Do not connect it to the ethernet port of the roaster's HMI (touch screen).
        If the RI indicates Sources connected but you cannot see any measurements, please check the following:
        • Is the Diedrich roast machine "Cropster Ready"?
          This is indicated by the "Cropster Replay" button on the HMI display.

        Note: The Cropster Replay button is only shown when the roaster is in Manual mode; Auto mode will turn the Cropster Replay button off making the button not visible!

        • Do the roast machine's PLC and HMI software version match the required versions (ending in "_C")?

        Are the control sliders unresponsive?

        If the gas and airflow values are shown, but the roast machine does not react to changes of the control sliders in RI, verify that the Cropster Replay button is switched on.

        Diedrich roast machines w/ sensor package

        Depending on your roast machine's model, year and the Diedrich sensor package included with the machine, you may, or may not be able to track temperatures for Exhaust, Inlet, and/or Drum. Learn more about how to set up Exhaust, Inlet, and Drum temperatures.


        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