PROBAT to exhibit sustainable solutions at HostMilano

Probat HostMilano

Probat will present smart digital solutions and sustainable roasting technologies at HostMilano this year, including the PILOT 2020 platform, P05e, hydrogen-operated UG22, and NEPTUNE 1000, which represents the all-new drum roaster series.

“The most demanding customer requirements are our daily work. In the fast-moving world of consumer trends, those who embrace innovative solutions come out ahead. At HOST, we present our latest sustainable roasting technologies and digital solutions that future-proof our customers’ coffee processes for the challenges to come,” says PROBAT CEO Wim Abbing.

The NEPTUNE 1000 drum roaster has fused technical know-how with customer demands in terms of modularity, sustainability, and ease of maintenance. The drum roaster is a combination of maximum flexibility and process safety in an innovative hygienic design. Equipped with high-performance cyclones, heat energy recovery systems, and modular exhaust air treatment technology, this roasting machine also reflects the rapidly growing importance of sustainable processes for the sector.

“Avoiding contamination of the end product is a key requirement in hygiene-critical production environments”, says Nico Moede, PROBAT Project Development Manager. “In the run-up to the new NEPTUNE series, we listened closely to our customers and service engineers, which was key to laying out the innovative hygienic design of the roasters, thus ensuring maximum availability.”

The NEPTUNE drum roaster series also includes one of the world’s largest drum roasters available on the market. The NEPTUNE 4000 has an hourly roasting capacity of 4000-kilograms and features the same technological highlights as its smaller twin.

To accelerate the decarbonisation of coffee roasting processes, PROBAT is pushing electrical and hydrogen roasting in both the specialty and industrial roaster segments. The P05e and the hydrogen-operated UG22 specialty roasters `substantiate the company’s claim to shape the coffee industry in a sustainable way. All roasters of the new NEPTUNE series are also available as an electrical or hydrogen version.

PILOT 2020 is a web-based application with a leading-edge intuitive user interface for non- proprietary multi-device operation. Process parameters can be modified simply by touch. Its open system architecture allows for interoperability between hardware devices, enterprise planning, and automation software, and secure data communication between virtually all systems.

“PILOT 2020 is a multifaceted control software platform that grows with customer requirements,” says Sebastian Fichthorn, Probat EVP of Electrical Engineering. “At HOST we show how third-party technologies are easily integrated into the PILOT 2020 Suite and in which way targeted data analysis enables proactive control of coffee processing operations.”

Attendees can visit the Probat stand in Hall 22P at Booth C59, C65, D60, D66 at HostMilano.

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