Scale-Tron, automation, sensors and weighing systems

BATCHTRON II - customized automation, outstanding reliability

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.

BatchTron concrete plant controls are the choice of large corporations such as Hanson, Coreslab, Lafarge Construction Products and many others. 

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. July 2015


Touch and go

Load 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.

Tailored 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?

Legendary reliability

Pat Walgamuth of Akron Concrete bought his BatchTron in 1998 and it's 17 years old at the time of this picture.  We are presently (2015) upgrading it with a new PLC and touch screen, plus all the latest features.  "It's worked perfectly all these years" says Pat, "and all that's wrong is the screen is hard to see."  Maybe if they had cleaned it, even that would not be a problem!

Akron's original cabinet, dirt and all, will house the new system.  The cutout on the door will be enlarged for the new screen but the PLC takes up less room and will fit with room to spare.