Joper BR VERSION II ADVANCED/PREMIUM - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup (beta)

This manual covers the connection to Joper BR VERSION II ADVANCED/PREMIUM roast machines 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.

Supported measurements

  • Bean temperature (°C)

  • Exhaust temperature (°C)

  • Environmental temperature (°C) (optional)

  • Other temperature (°C) (=Cooling temperature) (optional)

  • Gas (%)

  • Gas control

  • Drum pressure (Pa)

  • Airflow (%)

  • Airflow control

  • Drum speed (RPM)

  • Drum speed control

Please note: The roaster can be controlled from the roaster's console and by Cropster RI at the same time.

Any control changes done in Cropster RI will disable the automatic mode of the roaster.

When using Cropster Replay assist, please do not use the Brigus Software or any other temperature controlling software in parallel, as this could cause interferences and any control changes will disable Replay assist for the remainder of the roast.

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 Roasting Intelligence (RI) setup

      Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup

      Installing the Roasting Intelligence (RI) software

      1. Download the custom version of Roasting Intelligence here.
      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.
        The username is the email address your Cropster invitation has been sent to. Use the password you've generated when accepting the invitation.
      5. Click the Login button.
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      Establishing a connection to the machine

      1. If you are setting up RI for the first time, click the Select machine button in the banner at the top or click Preferences > Machine > Configuration bottom left to access the machine preferences screen. 
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      2. Select the Roasting machine you would like to connect from the drop down menu. If the machine is not in the list you can add via the online platform.
      3. After selecting the machine all supported measurements will load. Change the order of the measurements by using the drag and drop icon  and moving it into position.
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      4. Switch on the measurements you would like to enable and select Joper PLC from the dropdown. Repeat this step for all measurements you would like to enable.

        Make your measurement readouts more compact. Choose the size of your measurement readouts by selecting either the Small or Large view for display.

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      5.  Click on the Gear icon to open the PID settings.
         Default hostname/IP address: 192.168.100.20
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      6. Click Save to confirm the changes.
      7. RI will automatically restart after saving the changes. 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.

        Note: Customize your RI user preferences

        Learn how to use Gas/Airflow/Drum Speed control and Replay assist

        Troubleshooting

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

        • Is the IP address set properly in the Machine settings?

        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 the Roasting Intelligence (RI5) - Getting Started manual and enjoy tracking your first roasts! More manuals and videos can be found on help.cropster.com