How does "Temperature based auto-start and end" detection work


The following article and its screenshots refer to Roasting Intelligence (RI5). 

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What is the temperature based auto-start and end detection?

The temperature based auto-start and end (formerly known as "Automatic start and end detection") is a feature of the Roasting Intelligence (RI).

The start and the end of the roast is triggered by a significant temperature drop when filling or unloading the drum with the beans. 

Enabling the temperature based auto-start and end detection

To enable the temperature based automatic start and end detection follow the steps below: 

  1. Log in to the Roasting Intelligence (RI5).
  2. Navigate to the gear-png-1 Preferences on the bottom left side of the screen.
  3. Navigate to the Roasting tab and select Smart features.
  4. Scroll down to the Smart detection section.
  5. Click on the checkbox next to the Temperature-based auto-start and end of a roast.
  6. Save the changes.Screenshot 2024-01-09 at 18.25.11

Set values for what temperature drop will start your roast timer: 

  • Start detection:  If you choose 7ºC/13ºF degrees, the roast timer will start once the temperature has dropped 7ºC/13ºF continuously within a 30 second window, and calculates start of the roast.
  • End detection: Once there is a second temperature drop, the RI detects the end of the roast. If you choose 3ºC/5ºF, the roast timer will detect the end once the temperature has dropped 3ºC/5ºF continuously within 5 seconds.

💡 When the temperature based automatic start and end detection is enabled, make sure that the bean temperature is stable (not decreasing) the moment you release the beans into the drum.

If your roast machine's temperature readings display noise/electrical interference, and your temperature is "jumping around", the Roasting Intelligence (RI) may recognize the start/end prematurely due to the start/end threshold being reached within the specified interval of time (i.e. Start: 30 sec, End: 5 sec).

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