Concrete Batch Controller: Reliable Touch Batch Controls

Imagine batch plant controls that fit the way you work.  It’s possible because we study your work process and match it to your needs.

BatchTron control systems are versatile and adaptable to all types of batch based or continuous processes where solid and liquid ingredients need to be batched and mixed in a timed sequence; concrete is the main application but it is also used in bulk terminal controls, food, animal feed and many other processes.

Product features

BatchTron plant automation is a full-featured ultra-reliable batch controller

Tailored to your operation, to fit the way YOU work. Because we study your operation, this allows us to quote a concrete automation system that empowers your crew . . . Read more

Unattended operation, therefore no operator needed in most plants.

Demand stations start and stop the ordering of batches at each delivery station.

Mobile Control tablet computer gives you full control from anywhere around the plant.

Above all, it’s RELIABLE because PLC/touch screen technology eliminates Windows updates and other issues.

We have designed-in operational features such as automatic self-tuning that eliminate batch weight errors and wasted product.

All the controls and the weight displays are on the screen; consequently broken switches and loose wires are a thing of the past.

Everything is in one cabinet, therefore no boxes, cables and connectors to go wrong.

No Windows software – guaranteed freeze-proof as a result.

Alarm messages for every possible fault mode to pinpoint the problem, allowing fast correction.

Manual control of every function.  This allows you to continue running until plant equipment problems can be fixed.

Built-in mixer moisture control avoids the need for a second controller.

Multi language, English/French, English/Spanish or English/Chinese selected by typing a code.

Dual units – choice of kg or lb measurement units.

Local inventory management for every ingredient. A visual bar graph of on-hand amount is available on the batch screen.

Optional second screen for two and three mixer applications.

Choose either Wall mount, Desktop, Wall mount with one or two display consoles or Free-standing console.

 

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

Customers, examples

Many National Precast Concrete Association members use the BatchTron concrete batcher to run their plants. Members Greg Roache of Gainey's Precast, Paul Heidt of Garden State Precast, Randy Lindsay-Brisbin and Michael Hoffman of Lindsay Precast are all Scale-Tron customers, as well as several NPCA founder members . . . Read more

These members chose BatchTron because of its reliability and because our knowledge of the precast industry helps them to produce more efficiently.

Precast concrete, central mix. Joe Floyd, Prineville, OR installed BatchTron batch plant controls for the production of concrete in their precast plant in 2007 (picture above).

Large civil works, dam project. Thalle Construction‘s 2-mixer plant at the Kentucky Dam poured up to 500 yd/hour between 2011 and 2016 for a new lock for shipping, supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A second concrete batch automation controller managed the “wet belt” aggregate and sand cooling system, allowing production of concrete at 35°F as a result.

Architectural concrete, small central mix. Bétons Architecturaux Breton‘s president Guy Jacques with his original BatchTron batch plant controls (2009) running his plant with Ocmer 1 yd mixer.  The plant, located in Quebec City, specializes in architectural concrete products and has since been upgraded with larger color touch screen.

Bulk material terminal, fracking sand. Baker-Hughes, the Texas oil giant, uses BatchTron to control its Shafter, CA fracking sand terminal.  Bulk shipments arriving by rail car are transferred to twelve 610 ton silos.  Trucks are filled with precisely weighed amounts for shipment to job sites.  All controls, silo weighing and camera system were supplied by Scale-Tron.

The company

Training a group of users on BatchTron III at Hanson’s New Orleans plant.

Company history and background
Scale-Tron started building control systems over 40 years ago.  BatchTron was the third generation batch controller and previous generations were used in both precast and ready-mix production with great success.  Most applications for precast concrete need careful setup and sometimes customization of extra conveyors and hoppers, which needs our presence on site.  For this, we have three engineers and two product specialist technicians available for startup supervision, support, service and training.  BatchTron I is a simpler system with fewer choices and can be self-installed by a competent electrician.

Company technical personnel

Three engineers and two product specialist technicians are available for startup supervision, support, service and also training:

Robin ShepherdsonRobin Shepherdson, President and company founder. Professional engineer for over 40 years.  He has designed most of the company’s equipment and directs R&D as well as supervising all aspects of the company’s business.

Marian EnachescuMarian Enachescu, BSc, P. Eng. Senior engineer. Professional engineer for over 20 years, specializes in BatchTron, AquaSense and SiloWeigh.  He has added many of BatchTron III’s major features and supervises installations and startups across North America.

Robert Xiang HuRobert Xiang Hu, BSc, Senior engineer. Joined Scale-Tron over 20 years ago.  He is responsible for most of BatchTron I and II’s recent upgrades.  Based in Washington DC, he is our primary installation and startup expert, traveling between his home and job sites.

Chris ShawcroftChris Shawcroft, General Manager. Came to Canada with HNC Mechanical Engineering.  He has spent over 7 years with Scale-Tron, first as Service Manager and now as General Manager.

Samir Bouadin, technician. As our newest team member, Sam, who is a qualified automation/electrical  technician, is presently responsible for quality assurance.  He also maintains our UL certification.

Best service in the business” says Greg Roache of Gainey’s Concrete Products. May 2017

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