Get best value out of your
new concrete plant by running it with the best controls. BatchTron is a
step ahead of other batch plant automation control systems.
to your operation, to run it the way YOU want.
Eliminate expensive down time.
BatchTron's PLC and touch screen gives you reliability that
just isn’t possible with computer-based systems.
What is a PLC?
Eliminate batch weight errors and
wasted product with automatic self-tuning that keeps your plant at
peak trim all the time. Lots of other premium features too.
All the controls - all of them - are
right on the screen, making broken switches and loose wires a thing
of the past, and it can be upgraded on-line. So easy.
No scale indicators either, unless they are needed to meet
local regulations. The
scale displays are all on the touch screen, making it even more
reliable, and they’re all digital; no error between external
weight indicators and the control system.
The BatchTron control system doesn’t use Windows software
- it is guaranteed
freeze-proof. Unless struck by lightning, your PLC will
keep on running, no matter what.
Integrated functions include optional moisture
and slump measurement as well as batch and inventory reporting,
eliminating other controllers and giving better, more reliable
No fans, no inlet for fine dust.
Even the best filters let in the finest dust, which gets into the
connectors and stalls the system. We know the problem.
We don’t let it happen.
BatchTron concrete plant controls are the choice of large corporations such
as Hanson, Coreslab, Lafarge Construction Products and many others.
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"A quick note to
let you know how happy we are with BatchTron-II; it's fast, easy to use
and can be customized for specific needs." - Aaron Wilson, Southern
Precast, Alachua, FL.
Touch and go
a formula, choose the batch size and press GO. It’s that easy to
make a batch. Everything else is automatic. Or touch a feed
button to feed aggregates into the scale. Touch the discharge
button to discharge the scale. Start or stop the mixer; on-screen
buttons allow individual
automatic or manual operation of every function, not just one AUTO/MAN
switch that forces you to run manually when a fault occurs. This
allows minor breakdowns like faulty limit switches to be bypassed
without affecting the rest of the system and keeps you running
automatically except for the one function that you bypassed.
Enter, retrieve, modify and copy
formulas from one memory location to another. Modify ingredients
or formulas on the fly. It’s fast, accurate and easy with
BatchTron’s touch keyboard.
to your operation
Do you have an automated batching
system with a full time operator who runs it day in, day out? Many
do, and they don't realize that they can save major dollars by setting
things up differently. At Scale-Tron, the first thing we want to
know is HOW you run your operation, and then WHY. This allows us
to plan a method for ordering your concrete the
way you want it,
and delivering it to where you want it,
when you want it.
We work with you to plan a full automation system.
How much savings
would this give in your operation?
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up to 16 aggregates, 8 cements, 5 waters, 3 fibers, 8 admixtures, 8
colors, 10 mixing sequences and 300 formulas to handle many plant
- "Bin mapping"
allows you to assign different ingredients to the same bin and choose
their batching sequence.
- All operations
executed through touch screen, giving better safety,
better security and recording of all unauthorized material feeds and
batches - even when disconnected from the dispatching computer!
Stop stolen material and ensure 100% quality.
- BatchLink PC computer based
customer database gives you order entry, delivery tickets, production
records, inventory and more.
- Built-in mixer moisture controllers
- microwave based systems at a fantastic price, with calibration
directly from the screen.
- Multi language,
- English/French, English/Spanish or English/Chinese selected by typing a
code - no need for operators to understand English,
and choice of kg or lb measurement units on the fly.
- Local inventory
management for every ingredient, visual bar graph of on-hand amount
on batch screen.
- Mixer 'hours of
operation' meter, records total hours since last service, for
BatchTron-II performs automatic
tolerance checks on all ingredients and is totally self-tuning for fast,
precise batching every time. It has automatic moisture
compensation for aggregates, delivers separate formulas and batch sizes
to different user stations, has programmable alarms for plant functions
such as mixer running, gates and doors sticking, programmable timers for
adjusting mixer ingredient sequencing and many other things.
BatchTron-II can be calibrated in English or Metric, and can report in
both units when required.
Overshoot correction - system automatically trims all ingredients
to keep mix design constant. Water manual adjust by
water/cement ratio window.
Hundreds of programmable alarms
for plant functions such as conveyors and mixer not running, gates and
doors sticking. Alarms shut down operation until you verify that the fault
has been cleared. They help your operator find the problem quickly.
front panel has only two manual switches - POWER circuit breaker and EMERGENCY
STOP push button. All other functions, such as material feeds and
conveyor belts, are controlled from graphic touch pads on the screen.
The two or three full-load-cell scales, water and admix meters are all
displayed on the touch screen, eliminating the need for separate
indicators. A powerful Omron PLC controls material feeders, discharges
scales and runs the mixer, allowing true "hands-off" operation.
Because the heart of the system is an industrial PLC - not a frail
computer - BatchTron is truly rugged and will run for many years without
service of any kind.
Real power, plus reliability in a
Operation is simplicity itself.
Like the pages of a book, BatchTron-II's many screens unfold at the
touch of a finger. The "page" arrows at the corner of every screen
carry you through the control screens to menus for every function.
The BatchTron family even protects
your operation after a power failure by returning to the point where it
stopped, ready for you to press the GO button and start the plant
machinery again. All these features and much more make BatchTron
the best value ever in batching systems.
Aborted batch restart, uses ingredients already in scales, completes
Memory card stores batch reports securely - no
need to maintain connection to a PC computer. Just let BatchTron
store results and download them whenever you wish.
Installation can be accomplished by any
electrician familiar with industrial control systems. Connect to
console models with multi-conductor flexible cable, to allow it to be
moved for the best operator position, Teck or conduit for wall-mounted
cabinets. We recommend our personnel be present during scale
calibration and startup; this ensures that operator training is
accomplished and any on-site changes are completed before we leave, to
guarantee your satisfaction.
Although you can do the startup yourself once your designated technician
has been factory trained, we recommend that our personnel be on-hand to
avoid costly delays due to simple and easily solved problems.
Alternatively we can help and train by phone or Skype video.
STI (Service and Training by Internet)
BatchTron's lifetime and reliability
are by far the best in the industry. This is not where we stop,
however. Our customers tell us - loud and clear - when they do
have a problem. In order to solve problems quickly and efficiently
we have called upon the latest Internet technology. Through your
company network and its Internet connection, or even through a phone
connection to the Internet, we can access your batching system and
monitor its progress to pinpoint faults. Even if the faults are
caused by mechanical problems in the plant (90% of all faults are), we
can see the resulting holdup and guide the operator to a successful
outcome, anywhere in the world.
Our engineers can monitor or control
the PC computer running BatchLink or RediLink software, drilling down
through levels of menus to check setup data, correct it and, most
important, train personnel to understand the processes. Together
with a speaker phone, training sessions for groups can be conducted
almost as easily as our trainer being on site. The cost saving and
convenience is obvious. Scale-Tron is pioneering this technology
to make your experience the best possible.
BatchTron-II is a truly
simple-to-use batching system with all the features of expensive,
computer controlled systems at a fraction of the cost. It uses an
industrial PLC, not a computer, for rock solid performance and
tremendous reliability as well as impressive batching power. It operates
completely automatically at high speed and can also be run manually or
part manually when the need arises.
Of the hundreds of
BatchTron and other PLC systems in service over 20 years, only two PLCs
and 3 touch screens have ever failed.
- BatchTron I
concrete plant control systems are in use in ready mix, precast, architectural, block
and paver plants across North America and the Far East. Second languages
can be added; systems are operating in bilingual English/French,
English/Spanish and English/Chinese.
- Screens and operating program
are easily customized for plant variations and added features, making it
ideal for non-standard applications.
- Software updates
can be downloaded by modem, making plant
visits a thing of the past.
- All our accessories, like demand
stations, radio call, bin level sensors and, of course, the RadarTron
and MixTron moisture sensors can be used.
- Special additives such
as colors can be handled as weighed or meter ed ingredients.
- Special versions handle aggregate cooling and
heating while refilling batch plant bins.
BatchTron meets the standards of
PCI, NPCA, NRMCA and other associations for plant certification
as well as USACE and all state D.O.T. requirements.
Mixer and skip hoist controls, moisture meter interface, batch reports, totals
reports, modem, third scale, slump meter for water control, plant maintenance
program, memory cassette, time and date, demand and mixer cleanout stations,
radio call, bin level sensors, load cells and more. See menu for more
- BatchTron as described above
suits most concrete plants.
- Many extra functions can be
added - examples are conveyor belts, skip hoists, holding hoppers etc.
- Power and I/O can be 24, 110 or
220 volt to suit any country.
- Language of screen messages can
be customized and special symbols can be created for Far Eastern
countries. All screens can be bilingual, with language changeable
from one to the other at any time.
is also available as an OEM
controller for plant manufacturers and for special purposes, like color
and powder batching / dispensing. Variations include monochrome
screens and smaller PLCs to keep your cost to an absolute minimum.
Call us for details.
is a desktop console model, 20"(508mm)W,
12"(305mm)D, 14"(356mm)H. Weight 35lb(16kg)
is a wall-mounting model, 20"(508mm)W,
8"(203mm)D, 20"(508mm)H. Weight 45lb(20kg)
BatchTron is now GREEN - fully RoHS compliant
Wall mount model