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Probat PIII series full integration with Cropster

Big news! The recently launched PIII series models by our partners Probat are 100% Cropster Control & Replay assist ready from the factory for all customers. That means Cropster customers planning to buy or who already own a PIII series model* can:

  • Read all key measurements used for roast profiling with our Roasting Intelligence
  • Control gas and also airflow of the machine directly via the Cropster interface
  • Replay roasts using Cropster’s Replay Assist semi-automation, as an option next to Probat’s built-in automation
  • Use Cropster’s AI-driven smart predictions for bean temperature, RoR, first crack and flick

*5kg and 12kg models at the time of this writing, all other models of the series will follow
 

How will you benefit from this integration?


You can learn all about the benefits of Gas control & Replay assist here and Airflow control & Replay assist here. But below, roast trainer & friend Jérémie Vergne from our partners SAS Belco in France will explain exactly why this particular integration and our collaboration with Probat makes roaster’s lives easier:

Simple controls, full flexibility


With the full integration to the PIII series you can both control your machine and monitor the roast through the Cropster interface and replay a recorded curve. You can also revert back to the Probat control and automation whenever you’d prefer to do so.

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Jérémie setting up his between batch protocol before starting a roast with Cropster on his new Probat P5

The Cropster powered controls in the Roasting Intelligence are incredibly helpful as you can change your settings while keeping a precise eye on the curves at the same time.
On top I can use Replay assist to make my life easier! It is a perfect version of a semi-automatic function, leaving you in control at any time if you desire. Therefore, you can choose to leave the automatic mode when roasting a coffee you know by heart, and for more efficiency;  as well as using a reference curve (that matches the characteristics of your green) as a springboard and modulate it as you go.

-Jérémie Vergne-
SAS Belco

Easy, plug & play setup


The goal of our machine manufacturer partnerships is to make the connection to Cropster simple, feature complete and stable for all Cropster users. Our standardized connectors ensure that you can just plug in a cable, confirm your machine setup and off you go. They are also fully supported by our support team.
 

I’ve really appreciated the evolution of the ease of installation. Today, an increasing number of machines are equipped to connect to Cropster in only a few steps and benefit from all the features instantly. A real “Plug and Play” solution.
-Jérémie Vergne-
SAS Belco

A partnership that’s in favor of the coffee


We welcome machine manufacturer partners that work with us and help us get more relevant data and simple to use controls in front of the roasting person. Coffee is complex enough. So we do whatever we can with our partners like Probat to provide more relevant information, reduce distractions from the roast process and help roasters focus on the coffee.

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Jeremie replaying a recipe he has previously established using Cropster gas/airflow control

Of course, having all the data you need on a single screen allows you to analyze, act, understand and therefore get to know your new machine and coffee more quickly. Cropster is a real help to achieve consistency across coffees and equipment more quickly.
One really feels that Cropster and Probat put the customer in the focus with this collaboration. The tight integration gives a roaster access to enormous amounts of data that can immediately be applied and help them become better at what they do. It serves better understanding of the coffee and this to our greatest pleasure.

-Jérémie Vergne-
SAS Belco

How can you get this integration?


It’s simple and it’s free.

Are you a Cropster customer with a PIII series model? 
Then simply send a message to your Cropster account manager or to hello@cropster.com. We will get you started in a matter of minutes.

Are you new to Cropster and want to know more about our solutions, the P Series integration and its setup? 
Awesome! Pick one of the following options: 

Get a Cropster Roast free trial

or

Book a demo

or
send a message to sales@cropster.com so our team can show you around and answer any questions

Are you new to Probat? Then simply reach out to the Probat shop roaster team. They will gladly walk you through their machine models and service offering.

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