Scale-Tron, automation, sensors and weighing systems

BATCHTRON I - applications

BatchTron II meets the standards of PCI, NPCA, NRMCA and other associations for concrete plant certification. 

Options

Mixer and skip hoist controls, moisture meter interface, batch reports, totals reports, modem, multiple scales, slump meter and mixer moisture meter for water control, plant maintenance program, memory cassette, time and date, demand and mixer cleanout stations, bin level sensors, load cells and more. See menu for more information.


Hookup to Startup

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 ensure 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.



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.


Installation examples

Republic Services Inc., Brook, Indiana 2013.  Picture at right. Single Voeller mixer.  Republic mixes ash from the steel making process with leachate, the water draining from landfills, to make a paste that is returned to the landfill.  The process eliminates the expensive disposal or treatment of these materials.  Brook is the third largest landfill in the United States.  Scale-Tron supplied controls, reporting and inventory software, motor panels and isolation switches as well as the mixer high-pressure washout system.

Delta RM Riverhead NY, USA and A1 Superior Paving. Thunder Bay, Ontario. Canada, 2013.  Both these new companies were looking for an easy to use system that can be expanded to meet future needs at a reasonable cost.

Beton Architecturaux Breton, Quebec City, Canada, 2012.  Required a new mixer and controls for a plant expansion.  BAB make various architectural products.

All Rite Paving & Ready Mix, Colorado, 2011.  The company already has several BatchTron controllers at scattered ready-mix plants throughout the state.  They have found that BatchTron I is a cost effective batching system in ready mix applications, along with BatchLink Order Entry software, which is used for remote control of some of their outlying plants.

Zedex Steel Works and Ridgemar Alum Lite. Manitoba, Canada, 2010.  Manufacturers of mobile plants which are hired out for projects. They needed a easy to use system that allowed for quick operator training, since plants are rented out for just a few weeks in some cases and they did not want to spend days training operators.