Coffee Roasters

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Drum roasters

Drum roasters series NEPTUNE

As world market leader for the manufacture of roasting machines, PROBAT cannot only look back on a long tradition but also sees itself with the responsibility to drive forward innovations. As well as centrifugal roast­ ers and tangential roasters, drum roasters, among other things, have been in the PROBAT range for well over one hundred years. The first drum quick roasters were produced in Emmerich as early as 1884. The drum roaster R successfully established itself in the market in 1967. With the modern NEPTUNE series, the drum roasters have been pre­ senting themselves with new brand names – just like the other PROBAT products – since the beginning of 2007.

The drum roasting procedure
The roasting procedure for NEPTUNE roasters combines a range of posi­ tive characteristics which can be described as follows: The green coffee is filled in batches using the feeding funnel. The roasting supply air is conducted both through as well as around the roasting drum for heating the roasting product. The contained thermal energy is thus applied 1. conductively via the contact of the beans with the roasting drum (approx. 30%) and 2. convectively via the hot roasting supply air flow (approx. 70%). The roasting drum has guide plates which effect a product flow in the opposite direction to the roasting air. The roasting process can be specifically ended by feeding water whereby pre­cooling of the product is also achieved (except NEPTUNE 200). Afterwards, the drum lid opens for emptying the roaster and the roasted coffee cools in the provided cooling sieve gently using ambient or outdoor air.

Other roasting procedures

Tangential roasting procedure

Centrifugal roasting procedure

Drum roasting procedure

The uniformity plays a large role for coffee roasting. The NEPTUNE series implements this requirement…...

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