A very real advantage in a smart coffee company is the full traceability of the product, following all the steps in the process: from the source of the product to the shipping, from customs clearing to the person who processed it, from the reception of the product at the company to how it is introduced into the process, all the way to the end product delivered to the consumer, sent by our company or placed on the market. The roasting machine exchanges data with the entire process to increasingly automate not just an individual machine, but entire production flows and processes, to feed into and share with the company’s other management software. The processes are completely integrated with the activities.
IMA Coffee Petroncini has developed Coffee Control Room, a very valuable partner for the product traceability in line with the Industry 4.0.
Roasting and Plant Data
The systems developed by IMA and Petroncini allow the user to always have at disposal the data coming from the roaster and plant, organising them as preferred.
Sensors and IT systems applied to machines and plants have made it possible to develop IoT systems, capable of communicating information regarding the machine in real time. In the cloud, through platforms designed to manage data to transform them into information which in turn will become the basic building blocks for production processes.
Reporting and Maintenance
Through these data reading systems, it is possible to analyze:
ROASTING MANAGER let the roast master collect and archive roasting production data and recipes over the years, summarising data in a useful way with an attractive design. It enables to collect a back-up of almost 5 years of production.
A UNIQUE DASHBOARD FOR YOUR DATA
All the roasts and process data are organised in the same place for a quick overview and analysis.
AT EVERY ROAST, ITS PROFILE
Roasting Manager can show the correspondent profile for every roast, either in a single view or compared with other roasts at the same time.
CUSTOMIZE THE DATA VIEW
You can filter all the data in the desired way: production date, recipe name, final temperature, green coffee moisture. Just with one click.
Production Manager offers the operator the complete vision and control on each production area of the plant. It allows to manage the green coffee intake process, setting the quantity of each origins of coffee to be delivered to the storage silos and, then, to the roasting plant. Furthermore, thanks to this system, the operator is able to deliver the desired quantity of roasted coffee to the different grinding stations, or to the specific packaging machines, supervising and managing each step of production.
Furthermore, Production Manager monitors the production of batches, starting from the agenda of raw coffee components up to packaged products. It is a useful tool to launch the daily production batches of the roasters, identify the coffee present in the storage and supply silos and avoid contamination errors in the batteries of the silos. It identifies the preferential process for certain types of roasted or ground product, avoiding product contamination and packaging errors. It has a list of active lots to monitor with relative quantities in the time of interest. It can also act as a traceability system starting from any area of product interest, from the green lot to that of the packaged product, thus helping to trace any critical issues.
Control Board is the coffee plant supervisor: a complete dashboard of the plant configuration, where is possible monitor the plant, by dividing it into a certain number of graphic pages, with excellent levels of definition.
The video pages will also represent the flow route of the transport cycle in progress, by means of changes in colour of the tubes through which the material is being transported, further distinguished (in case of pneumatic transport) according to whether sections
travelled by air or by coffee are being highlighted.
With regard to alarms, Control Board is capable of carrying out an autodiagnosis on each individual user, using sophisticated sequential type procedures able to show: