Probat Probatone (series 2) - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup

This manual covers the connection of a Probat Probatone roast machine to Cropster's Roasting Intelligence.

Specifications

Requirements

  • Pilot Roaster Shop (PRS) software by Probat
  • Ethernet cable
  • RI version > 4.1.8

If you do not have PRS, please reach out to support.shop@probat.com and request an offer.

Supported measurements

* = optional

Note: Only some Probat Probatone Series 2 roaster have a drum pressure sensor installed. If the Drum pressure measurement is not displayed on the Probat's panel, then a drum pressure sensor is not installed in the roast machine. 

Setting up a connection

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

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.

Via the network router

  1. Connect your network cable to your roaster's ethernet port.
  2. Connect the other end to the routers's ethernet port.
  3. Make sure that your computer and the router are connected (via wifi or ethernet cable). 

Proceed with the Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup.

Identifying IP address

Once the Probat Probatone has been connected with a network, an IP address has been assigned to the roaster. 

  1. Go to the Probat touchscreen. 
  2. Click the Radio tower icon bottom left.
  3. You will see the DNS name and the IP address of the roaster.

    The IP address and DNS name of your Probat differ from the screenshot.

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 and replace the fourth number block with 42:
    In this example the IP address of the machine is 10.10.109.18.
    • IP Address: 10.10.109.42* 
      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 add replace the forth number block by 42:
    In this example the IP address of the machine is 10.10.109.18.
    • IP Address: 10.10.109.42* 
      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 Probatone 12)
      3. Select Probat PLC from the drop-down for all measurements.
      4. Click on the gear () icon to open the PLC-Settings. 
        1. Enter the IP address.
      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.

        Customize your RI user preferences

        Learn how to use Gas control and Replay assist

        Learn how to use Airflow control and Replay assist

        WARNING: When using Gas/Airflow 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.