Project

Genio Coffee Roaster

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION

Genio Intelligent Roasters is a company specialized in the production of high-quality, handcrafted Coffee Roasting Machines. Each machine is individually adapted to the respective customer requirements – the customer base ranges from small coffee shops to large coffee roasters all around the world.

The first machines were operated manually, with only some of its parts controlled by hand soldered electronic circuits. However, in order to compete in the international market, Neil Maree developer and owner of GENIO Intelligent Roasters needed to improve the level of automation and the machines user-friendliness. This led to first discussions with SAR Electronic SA and resulted into a contract for the development, installation and programming of a control system for the complete automation of the coffee roaster.

A Siemens S7-1200 controller in combination with the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA) was implemented. Machine operation is been done via a KTP 600 HMI operator panel. This fully automated control enables the user to run all previous manual processes in fully automatic mode with a very high accuracy. This includes not only the heating and the frequency-controlled drive for the roasting drum, but also the control of the burner.

All roasting programs can be stored in a memory to be selected 1:1 at any given time or easily adjusted depending on the profile desired by the customer.

Tags: Commissioning, Engineering and Design, Hardware Planning, Installation, PLC Programming, Software Planning, Visualisation