Probat Probatone 5/12/25 (PIII series) - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup

This manual covers the connection of a Probat Probatone 5/12/25 (PIII series) roasters to Cropster's Roasting Intelligence.

      Specifications

      Requirements

      Supported measurements

      • Bean temperature
      • Exhaust temperature
      • Gas (%)
      • Gas control
      • Other temperature (=Cooling air)*
      • Inlet temperature*
      • Drum temperature*
      • Airflow (%)*
      • Airflow control*
      • Drum pressure (pa)*
      • Drum speed (%)*

      * optional 

      Setting up a connection

      There are two ways to connect your roast machine to the network:

      Via the network router

      1. Connect your roaster with an ethernet cable to your network router.
        The router assigns an IP address to your roaster.
      2. Make sure that your computer is connected to the local network.

      Proceed with the Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup.

      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. 

      Identifying IP address

      Once the Probat PIII is connected to the network, an IP address will be assigned to your roaster. You will find the IP address from your Probat's display under Preferences > General

      Screenshot 2021-09-30 at 13.52.36

      The IP address of your Probat differs from this screenshot.

      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:
        In this example the IP address of the machine is 10.20.0.211.
        • IP Address: 10.20.0.42* 
          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 

            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. Probat.
            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 and replace the fourth number block with 42:
              In this example the IP address of the machine is 10.20.0.211.
              • IP Address: 10.20.0.42* 
                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
            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. Probat Sample Roaster)
                  3. Select Probat WebSocket (P III Series) from the drop-down for all measurements.
                  4. Check the IP address from your roaster's display via Settings > General:
                    Screenshot 2021-09-30 at 13.52.36
                    The IP address of your Probat differs from this screenshot.
                  5. Click on the gear () icon to open the PLC-Settings. 
                    • Enter the IP address from the Probat display

                  6. 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.

                  Warning: When using Replay assist, do not use Probat Pilot roaster shop or any other temperature controlling software in parallel. Any gas/airflow changes from a concurrent client disables Replay assist for the remainder of the roast. 

                  Troubleshooting

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

                  • Is the IP address correct?

                  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