Sivetz SRM-models - Roasting Intelligence (RI) Setup (beta)

This manual covers the connection of Sivetz SRM-model roast machines, equipped with an Ethernet port, 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
  • Exhaust temperature
  • Inlet temperature
  • Gas (%)
  • Gas control (%)

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 Network settings.

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:
    The default IP address of SRM-model machines is 10.0.0.100.
    • IP Address:  10.0.0.42
      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 Apple icon > 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. Sivetz.
    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:
      The default IP address of SRM-model machines is 10.0.0.100. 
      • IP Address:  10.0.0.42
        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 this custom version of Roasting Intelligence Beta.
      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. Check the Remember credentials box if you want to be able to run the RI offline.
      6. 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 gear-png Preferences  > Machine > Configuration bottom left to access the  preferences screen.
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      2. Select the roast machine you would like to connect from the dropdown menu (e.g. SRM-15)

        If the machine is not in the list you can add via the online platform.

      3. Select Sivetz PLC from the dropdown for all measurements.
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      4. 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.
      5. Click on the Gear icon to open more settings. 
        • Hostname/IP address: Enter the IP address of the Sivetz machine.
          The default for this roast machine is 10.0.0.100.
        • Select the correct version:
          • Version 1: Sivetz roasters equipped with the "Productivity" PLC.
          • Version 3: Sivetz roasters equipped with the "Click" PLC (the serial number of the roaster should end in 004 or higher).
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      6. Save to confirm the changes. The RI requires a restart to apply the settings.
      7. 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:

      When using Replay assist, do not use any other temperature controlling software in parallel. Any gas 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 static IP address configured correctly?
      • Does the IP address of your roaster differ from the default?

      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