Probat to showcase new technology at Interpack 2023


Probat is eager to highlight many new technologies at Interpack 2023 including the first hydrogen Px 120 drum roaster, electrical shop roasters, the Pilot 2020 Suite, and intelligent sensor technology.

“With the intelligent and sustainable solutions we present at our interpack booth, we are already providing the answers to tomorrow’s questions today, thus helping our customers to stay one step ahead in the market,” says Probat CEO Wim Abbing.

At the international trade show for the packaging and related process industries taking place from 4 to 10 May in Düsseldorf, Germany, Probat will showcase the hydrogen P05 shop roaster after a successful launch during the Connecting Markets symposium in September 2022. According to the company, it triggered enthusiastic reactions among guests who tasted hydrogen coffee and expressed it had no difference in taste from conventionally roasted coffee.

“The topic of hydrogen is currently just as agile as the methods we have used while developing this project. We successfully mastered the adaptation of the burner and the heating furnace for use in industrial roasters. We are thrilled to present the result at Interpack this year, a hydrogen-powered Px 120 drum roaster,” says Stefan Ripkens, Head of Technical Engineering at PROBAT.

PROBAT will also display the electrical P01 and P05e shop roasters at its Interpack booth, featuring electrical heating technology that allows for the same flexibility as a gas burner. This way, consistent and reproducible roasting results are guaranteed, while also considerably fewer pollutant emissions are released during roasting.

PROBAT will also allow visitors to explore the many sensors hidden inside the PROBAT roasters and plants, which collect data and monitor performance metrics. While each type of sensor has a different function, overall, they enable increased production quality and productivity.

The Probat control solution PILOT 2020 is a ‘living’ software that grows with customer requirements. The roasting machine manufacturer has now transformed this digital ecosystem into a multifaceted platform, the PILOT 2020 Suite.

“At Interpack, we will demonstrate how third-party technologies are easily integrated into the PILOT 2020 Suite and in which way enhanced targeted data analysis benefits a safe control of coffee processes,” says Sebastian Fichthorn, EVP of Electrical Engineering at PROBAT.

Probat will share a stand with Hamburg Dresdner Maschinenfabriken, another member of the Probat Group and an expert in cocoa and chocolate processing technology.

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