Probat Pilot Control Systems

The PILOT control systems consist of high-quality hardware and software that guarantee maximum production reliability. Customers can choose between various PLC-solutions and visualization concepts according to their individual demands.

PILOT control systems are available at different upgrade levels, ranging from the basic version with semi-automated control, which is designed for small production systems and independent production areas, to the comprehensive total plant control system with integration of all key production-related areas of the plant. 

PILOT control systems are available in the following model variations:

  • PILOT ROASTER Basic (semi-automated control with touch panel)
  • PILOT ROASTER Excellence (fully-automated control with PC-based visualization; can be integrated into the total plant control concept PILOT PLANT Excellence)
  • PILOT GRINDER Excellence (fully-automated control with touch panel; can be integrated into the total plant control concept PILOT PLANT Excellence)
  • PILOT PLANT Basic plant control (touch panel solution for independent production areas)
  • PILOT PLANT Standard (predefined solution focused on automation)
  • PILOT PLANT Excellence (tailored, maximum solution with centralized operation)



The next-generation control solution PILOT 2020 is a web-based application which features an intuitive HMI, enabling roasters to modify vital roasting parameters by touch. Roasting profiles can be compared and reproduced, thus making their optimization easier. PILOT 2020 is programmed using modern web technologies such as HTML5 and JS, which allows access from different devices and operating systems. The application was built from scratch, with a touch-optimized interface that provides a completely new user experience focusing on essential information to monitor and control the roasting process.

Created for demonstration purposes, the PILOT 2020 click dummy gives you an insight into how this brand new control solution ensures higly efficient processes as well as increased quality and productivity. Go to and convince yourself!