Loring Smart Roast Selects HMI Panels by Beijer Electronics for their Sustainable Coffee Roasters

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Loring Smart Roast, a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced coffee roasters, has chosen the EXTER T100 human machine interface (HMI) panel by Beijer Electronics to control the entire coffee roasting process. Featured on all three roaster models, the EXTER T100 panel allows operators and facility managers to easily control the temperature and humidity of the coffee roasting chambers for roasting that bring out the finest flavors in the beans.

Loring Smart Roast is known for bringing optimum control, energy-efficient technology along with their patented Flavor-Lock Roast Process™ Technology to artisan coffee roasting.  The closed-loop roasting environment of the Flavor-Lock Roast Process eliminates the need for an afterburner and produces a clean cup of coffee. This low oxygen environment preserves coffee flavor and the unique roast technology reduces fuel costs by up to 80%.

"After reviewing many operator panels, we chose the EXTER T100 by Beijer Electronics because of its superior SCADA-like software capabilities," said Bob Austin, President and CEO of Loring Smart Roast and Loring Founder, Mark Loring Ludwig. "With the EXTER T100, our roasting chambers can be controlled remotely in real-time and customers receive an email at the end of each roast with detailed roast data." 

Included on the A15 Merlin, the S35 Kestrel and the S70 Peregrine roasters, the EXTER T100 is used by the operator to run the machine in both manual and automated modes. The EXTER T100 is connected to a Koyo 205 PLC system providing logic and timing to run the machine.

"We are excited to be working with Loring Smart Roast and being part of their revolutionary coffee roasting technology," said Nate Turner, Sales and Marketing Manager of the Americas. "Our powerful hardware and intuitive software combined with their sustainable roasting technology creates the perfect solution for serious coffee roasters."  

The EXTER T100 is 10.4" durable yet lightweight HMI panel with a 64K color TFT-LCD display, touch screen, a high-performance Intel XScale® processor and easy-to-use yet powerful Information Designer application software. Information Designer allows you to easily create applications to efficiently interface between systems, machines and operators.

For more information about the EXTER product line, visit http://beijerinc.com/product/industrial/exter-panels.php.

About Loring Smart Roast

California-based Loring Smart Roast is pioneering in the coffee industry with the introduction of innovative commercial coffee roasting equipment that utilizes their patented Flavor-Lock Roast Process™ Technology and a sophisticated parametric profiling system that gives roastmasters the unmatched ability to develop the optimum flavor in every bean they roast.

Loring combined precision-controlled roasting with dramatic fuel savings as a result of eliminating the need for an afterburner used on conventional roasting machines. This allows for an incredible reduction in operating costs and CO2 emissions. Loring technology is redefining coffee roasting worldwide. For more information, contact Loring Smart Roaster at 707-526-7215 or visit www.loring.com.

About Beijer Electronics

For over thirty years, Beijer Electronics has designed and manufactured human machine interface (HMI) products for industrial OEMs and vehicle systems integrators.  Products include automation software, operator panels, industrial/panel PCs and environmentally-rugged QSI™ HMIs and TREQ® mobile data terminals.

Since its start-up in 1981, Beijer Electronics has evolved into a multinational group present in twenty-two countries.  Beijer Electronics is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm's Small Cap list under the ticker BELE. For more information, contact Beijer Electronics, Inc. at 801-466-8770 or visit beijerinc.com.


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