Photo 1 | JST control station technology: With "state of the art" solutions from Jungmann Systemtechnik, the PROBAT coffee specialists want to enable their customers to work ergonomical and efficiently in terms of safety and production capacity utilization. The company wants to impress with a suitably equipped showroom in the Emmerich headquarters.
Photo 2 | Historical coffee roasting machine from the PROBAT Museum for Coffee Technology
Photo 3 | Modern coffee roaster from the PROBAT product range. The efficient control of such a drum roaster is done either via the touch panel on the machine or via innovative control center technology.
Photo 4 | JST control center: The showroom contains all elements of a complete control center - from the technology to the furniture, which also includes, for example, a control room console that can be adjusted in height by an electric motor (here the Curve model in the sitting position), which...
Photo 5 | …allows the operator to adopt a changing posture thanks to the adjustment up to standing height. This can prevent health problems such as tension or back problems.
Photo 6 | JST control center desk: The OperatorDesks from the Jungmann furniture manufacture not only meet the highest ergonomic and visual demands, …
Photo 7 | JST control center tables: ...behind the inspection flaps are generously proportioned, illuminated supply rooms, which offer a perfect appearance thanks to cleanly installed technology - without visible cables.
Photo 8 | JST control room solutions: Thanks to a generous glass front, customers who take the plant control in the technical center of the PROBAT plants into their own hands have the possibility to directly observe the processes in production from the control center.
Photo 9 | JST monitor articulated arms: The workstation monitors are attached to the OperatorDesks with height-adjustable 3D articulated arms. They allow an ideal and individually adjustable viewing angle and viewing distance on all displays through a parabolic arrangement.
Photo 10 | JST AlarmLight: The control center at PROBAT-Werke's North Rhine-Westphalian headquarters was equipped with the JST AlarmLight - both the large screen wall and the operator console have LED light strips with freely and intuitively selectable colors
Photo 11 | JST AlarmLight: In the case of high-priority alarms, the color of the LED strips changes event-controlled (e.g. to red) to signal to the operator that he must become active immediately. In combination with the multiple award-winning PixelDetection® alarming software, which automatically indicates undesirable deviations via pre-defined parameters, reaction times in the control room can be demonstrably reduced.
Photo 12 | JST large screen: Design strips on the DisplaySuit with high-quality aluminum brushed surface (here in the corporate design of PROBAT-Werke on request) give the large screen the unmistakable JST look.
Photo 13 | JST audio system: An audio system integrated into the large screen transmits acoustic signals which, in addition to the AlarmLight, ensure maximum security in the event of any system faults thanks to the PixelDetection® monitoring software.
Photo 14 | JST Large screen: The JST DisplaySuit forms the basis for the proven QuickOut mounting system, which allows individual displays to be easily pushed forward by applying light pressure to the outer edges.
Photo 15 | JST QuickOut-Wall: The large screen displays can also be installed on non-load-bearing walls with a special JST support plate for load distribution. All cables, data and power sockets are concealed behind the wooden panels, so the installation remains visually appealing.
Photo 16 | JST FrontAccess: Perfect service accessibility - even for displays located in the middle of a video wall - the QuickOut mounting system. Slight pressure on the outer edges of the displays provides access to rear connections and technical components even during operation.
Photo 17 | JST ControlRoom-Automation: Integrated directly into the table top of the operator console: The bar for the ControlRoom-Automation control system. The individual buttons are linked to individually selectable scenarios. If, for example, green coffee is delivered, the AlarmLight in the control station lights up green. The operator can initiate all necessary actions with a single push of a button to have the machines needed to receive the raw material ready.
Photo 18 | JST ControlRoom-Automation: Small box with a big effect: Via the CommandBox the various actions linked to the buttons in the control panel are executed.
Cooperation: Showroom in the technical center offers control room solutions for coffee roasting plants
If you explore the town of Emmerich, close to the Dutch border, the conclusion can quickly grow: “Ah! There is a coffee roasting plant here. There’s a smell in the air…” But there is much more behind this olfactory industry determination. The tranquil little Rhine town is indeed the home and headquarters of PROBAT-Werke von Gimborn Maschinenfabrik GmbH, which has been concentrating on the construction of roasting machines and plants for more than 150 years. Now the coffee specialists have decided to cooperate with the control room professionals from JST. Thanks to a showroom in the form of a production control center in the technical center, PROBAT customers have the opportunity to experience coffee roasting 4.0 live.
According to a legend, it was shepherds of the kingdom of Kaffa in what is now Ethiopia who noticed that after eating the red fruit of a bush with white flowers, part of their herd of goats jumped around cheerfully until late at night, while the other animals were tired. Already in the 9th century, these shepherds are said to have been the first to roast the seed of the coffee cherry and thus extract the incomparable coffee aroma from it.
With roasting plants to the world market leader
Current processes have little in common with heating the green bean over an open fire. Today the most modern equipment takes over the roasting process. The highest demands are made in terms of economy, quality, service life and availability. As world market leader in the field of machine and plant construction for the coffee and food industry, PROBAT has stood for groundbreaking solutions in all aspects of coffee processing for more than 150 years. An interesting fact in passing: the coffee for two out of three cups consumed worldwide comes from a PROBAT roaster.
Coffee producers from all over the world are guests here
Coffee manufacturers from all over the world come to Emmerich on the Lower Rhine to find out about innovative production techniques to modernize their own plants. This is where a new control room comes into play. The team around Sebastian Kersten, head of the sales department IT and automation, supported by the control room professionals from JST – Jungmann Systemtechnik. A Control room showroom especially for coffee producers.
Antiquated control rooms need an upgrade
“The aim is to replace the partially antiquated control rooms within the industry with modern systems that not only allow ergonomic working, but in particular more efficient working in terms of safety and production capacity utilization,” says Sebastian Kersten, explaining the considerations behind this project. His experiences in the roasting plants of PROBAT customers have shown: Although production control rooms can be found everywhere, most of them date back to the 80s or 90s and require urgent upgrades. The best example: a customer where each machine was assigned its own workstation; with 17 PCs in just one control room.
JST Installation opens doors to modern high-tech world
“We want to show our partners the possibilities offered by the use of state-of-the-art control room technology in conjunction with our control solutions,” says Sebastian Kersten. In the new high-tech world created by the installation of the JST specialists, the international public will therefore not only get to know advanced machines, but especially their effective control.
New perspectives in control and monitoring
In addition to a large screen wall with business displays, which are ideally suited for overviews in BigPicture format thanks to their ultra-narrow frames, a flexible and proactive control with the JST MultiConsoling®. In combination with the AlarmLight and PixelDetection® monitoring software, this opens up completely new perspectives in control room technology.
Visitors take the machine control in their hands
Sebastian Kersten: “Here in the Demo Center we have on the one hand the possibility to call up different systems simply by pressing a button, so that the customer can take the mouse and thus the machine control into his own hands. On the other hand, we can also demonstrate from a security perspective what modern monitoring software is capable of”. The PixelDetection® software, which permanently monitors running applications in the background, provides visual and acoustic signals in the event of an alarm. Reaction times and thus possible downtimes are drastically reduced.
State of the art: Consider ergonomics
In addition to trend-setting technology, the PROBAT team also wants to convey the advantages of ergonomic control room furniture to its showroom visitors – with operator consoles and chairs from the Jungmann portfolio. “When we talk about state of the art today, it is absolutely necessary to think about modern workplaces,” says Sebastian Kersten, summarizing the intention of the project team.
Control room simulator was the model
The decision to commission JST with the installation of the new showroom in the technical center and also to recommend this step to our own customers has good reasons, by the way: Together with his colleague Sebastian Fichthorn (Head of Software Engineering & IT at PROBAT), Sales Manager Kersten has, so to speak, set the “great example”, the JST control room simulator in Buxtehude near Hamburg.
“We really enjoyed that. We knew right away that we would like something like that, too. In addition, JST’s references are really remarkable, and the contact with consultants Timo Bredehöft and Dirk Lüders also convinced us.“
"That's what I call good project management."
At this point there is not only praise for the Jungmann hard- and software, but also for the JST Project team: „The feedback of our colleagues on the products is terrific. And the implementation was exemplary – there was a lot of movement behind it, it was structured, the deadlines were met. That’s what I call good project management.”
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- Senvion SE, Osterrönfeld
- SGL Carbon Group, Bonn
- SIEMENS, Wegberg
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- Städtische Werke Magdeburg
- Stadtwerke Gießen
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- Stadtwerke Wolfenbüttel
- Starlim Sterner, Marchtrenk
- Straßenverkehrsamt Frankfurt am Main
- Swisscom, Zurich