PROBAT, the world market and technology leader in coffee processing technology, and Nupac, their Australian and New Zealand agents, present the next generation of industrial drum roasters. The forward-looking NEPTUNE 1000 is a perfect combination of flexibility and process safety, clad in an innovative hygienic design.
PROBAT has reached the next step in drum roasting with the launch of an all-new drum roaster. With an extended roasting time range of 6 to 20 minutes and a batch size capacity between 110kg and 220 kg, the new NEPTUNE 1000 provides maximum possibilities in creating recipes for any aroma development from light to highly intense. Equipped with high-performance cyclones and a recirculation system, the roasting machine also reflects the rapidly growing importance of sustainable processes for the sector.
However, the main focus of the development was on the hygienically safe design of the roaster. The selection of the right materials, and the geometric design of the operating equipment, are paramount for clean production processes. The cleaning-friendly design of parts and components, next to the relocated maintenance points, and inspection openings of the NEPTUNE 1000 ensure easy accessibility and service, thus reducing downtimes to a minimum. “Avoiding contamination of the end product is a key requirement in hygiene-critical production environments”, explains Nico Moede, PROBAT project development manager. “Listening closely to our customers and service engineers was key to developing the innovative hygienic design of the NEPTUNE 1000, which allows for maximum availability”, Moede adds.
Furthermore, with an hourly roasting capacity of 1,000 kg, this drum roaster is a crucial and much-in-demand addition to the PROBAT drum roaster series as it bridges the gap between the Px 120 and the next larger NEPTUNE 1500 model with an hourly output of 500 and 1,500 kg, respectively. “With its mid-size roasting capacity and high flexibility also in terms of modularity, the NEPTUNE 1000 is the ideal solution for customers who plan to gradually step up their capacities”, Marco Petry, PROBAT Area Sales Manager, emphasizes the importance of the new roaster for the market.
On May 18, 2 pm CEST, the new NEPTUNE 1000 drum roaster was presented for the first time during a digital launch event on the PROBAT YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook channels, before it’s release to the global market.