Scale-Tron, automation, sensors and weighing systems

BATCHLINK ORDER ENTRY - step by step example

Let's assume you have set the system up, using multiple menu choices, to suit your operation.  You have orders coming in, plant ready to produce and trucks waiting to receive loads:

Step 1:

Create a JOB by entering customer, job name and delivery address. 

Step 2:

Enter an ORDER into Deliveries Schedule Grid for a quantity of a formula type and delivery size to be made on a date and time.

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Step 3:

Add orders to the DELIVERY QUEUE.  See complete screen

Step 4:

(Below) Convert deliveries into LOADS and BATCHES, either manually or automatically when delivery date and time are met. Loads can be rescheduled or implemented at any time. Table can be sorted in the order of any column.

BATCHES queue can be viewed at any time, to show all batches waiting to be executed.  TRUCKS are assigned to loads automatically, according to the assigned sequence.


TRUCKS can be dragged-and-dropped to change the sequence at any time. They can also be made AVAILABLE or UNAVAILABLE by double clicking. As they are loaded, they automatically become UNAVAILABLE. FORMULAS (mix designs) can be entered or edited, then saved on the computer hard disk. Formula storage is unlimited. At any time, formulas can be downloaded to the BatchTron controller, giving the ability to continue batching if the order entry computer is down, or formulas can be uploaded for backup on the BatchLink computer, assuring safe storage of your mix design database.

PRE-PRINTED FORMS for delivery tickets or batch reports can be created or modified in minutes; no programming necessary. Simply scan the form; when it appears on the screen, drag and drop the desired report fields into their proper positions on the form. You can make as many report formats as you wish.

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REPORTS can be either displayed on the screen or printed, showing:

Loads – for a range of dates, can be sorted by ID, Job, Customer, Truck or Driver to show, for example, how many loads a specific customer or driver received.

Production - for a range of dates and times, can be sorted by formula or batch number for ready mix plants or user station or mixer in precast plants.

Jobs - for a range of dates, shows all jobs and whether complete or still open, with customer and delivery information.

Orders - for a range of dates, shows all orders, with details, and whether open or done.

Inventory – shows all materials used since last time cleared, and on-hand quantities.

Deliveries – for a range of dates, shows all deliveries with weight, supplier and driver.

Batch Report - for a range of dates, a single selected batch or continuous printout, shows ingredient weights, weight deviation, water added and total water in batch plus water/cement ratio.

All report and database information can be cut and pasted into other Microsoft Windows applications such as Word and Excel.