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Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit

Loring Control System (LCS) v2 Upgrade Kit

Regular price
$4,900.00
Sale price
$3,900.00
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Part #
1005933

Description:

Bigger. Smarter. Faster.
Loring Control System (LCS) v2 provides a larger touchscreen, increased flexibility with precise control or roasts thanks to PID-driven Profile Roasting, and a more responsive interface.

Advanced Display
LCS v2 comes with a screen that is 20 percent larger than the legacy 10.4-inch model. It also delivers a familiar QWERTY onscreen keyboard.

  • 1-inch (diagonal) touch screen
  • Better brightness and contrast
  • Higher resolution
  • More responsive user interface: Switching screens is faster, and buttons react more quickly.

 Interface Improved

  • Easier to read, with improved layout of gauges and controls, making critical roast information more accessible
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Easy access to network and email settings
  • Cropster plug-and-play on 6-slot machines, no Phidget needed.

 

Touchscreen Comparison

 

T100 (Legacy)

X2 (2017)

Size (diagonal)

10.4-inch

12.1-inch

Resolution

800 x 600

1280 x 800

Aspect Ratio

4:3 (full-screen)

16:9 (widescreen)

Back-lighting

CCFL (cold cathode florescent lamp)

LED (light-emitting diode). Improved contrast and color

 

PID-Driven Profile Roasting
LCS v2 includes an enhanced PID-driven profile roasting feature. It allows you to dial in a baseline profile that can be run at different batch sizes, or on different Loring roasters, and get consistent results. This is achieved through a combination of carefully defined charge temperatures and burner settings that prepare the roast for the turn around. The PID (Proportional, Integral, Derivative) control then takes over, actively monitoring bean temperature, and automatically increasing / decreasing the burner percentage to follow the baseline curve. This happens multiple times per second to achieve a predetermined bean temperature at a given time. This results in much more fine-grained temperature control, and repeatability of roast results regardless of batch size.

 Automated Roasting: Burner Recipe and Profile Roasting Comparison

 

Burner Recipes

PID Profile Roasting

Temperature Control

Burner percentage, triggered by temperature

PID control loop

System Type

Open loop (indeterminate)

Closed loop (determinate)

Reproducibility of roasts

Same roaster model and batch size

Variable batch sizes. *

Transferable between roaster models

* Profile roasting allows the transfer of roast profiles between roasters. Ability to match a given profile may depend on the thermodynamic properties of the roaster.

For more information please reach out to Loring Support

Used On / Where is it located:

S15, S35, S70 Operators Consolet of Roaster

Contents:
12.1” Touchscreen
Consolet Lid
Tooling Clamp and Pliers
PLC
Cables
Flash Drive
Installation Instruction Manual
Operations Manual

 Please note:
**A rear mounted Green Bean Vacuum Elevator system is required, either as a factory install or as a retrofit kit. Infin-a-tek Green Bean Hopper mounted vacuum elevators are not compatible with LCS V2 and will require a Vacuum Elevator Upgrade Kit to be installed.

***S35 Kestrel roasters built in 2007 and earlier will need a thermocouple upgrade to take advantage of all LCS V2 features. This era roaster is easily identified by its 1/4” bean thermocouple mounted in the faceplate and no thermocouple in the discharge door. The return air thermocouple is also 1/4” instead of 3/16”.

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