Bulk Inventory Management: PLC / Touch Screen Automation

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

  • BatchTron bulk inventory management is versatile and adaptable to all types of batch based or continuous processes where bulk materials need to be weighed or mixed in a timed sequence.
  • Bulk terminal operations are a good application.
  • BatchTron is also used for loadout control, bulk material weighing and batching by weight in feed mills, concrete and many other products.

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  • Tailored to your operation, to fit the way YOU work.
  • Because we study your operation, this allows us to quote a bulk terminal system that empowers your crew.
  • The operator directs truck or rail car deliveries to the appropriate silo.
  • Automatic loadout to trucks using truck scale or weigh hopper, legal for trade with printed ticket.
  • You get full control from anywhere around the plant by using the Mobile Control tablet computer.
  • We have designed-in operational features such as automatic self-tuning that eliminate batch weight errors and wasted product.
  • All the receiving and loadout controls, with their weight displays are on the screen; consequently broken switches and loose wires are a thing of the past.
  • Everything is in one cabinet.  Consequently no boxes, cables and connectors to go wrong.
  • Above all, it’s RELIABLE because PLC/touch screen technology eliminates Windows updates and other issues.

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Bulk material control system with truck loadout at Baker-Hughes plant, Shafter CA

Features & Benefits
  • Silo inventory is calculated from deliveries minus the truck loading amounts.
  • Computer shows bulk material inventory and updates on every batch or delivery.
  • Alarm messages for every possible fault mode.  They pinpoint the problem, allowing fast correction.
  • Mobile Control tablet computer gives you full control from anywhere around the plant.

The main bulk material control screens at BHI Shafter, showing silo inventory

  • Process can also include loadout, bagging, blending or batching into other products.
  • Manual control of every function.  You can continue running until plant equipment problems can be fixed.
  • Multi language.  You can select English/French, English/Spanish or English/Chinese with an on-screen button.

  • Dual units – choice of kg or lb measurement units.
  • Optional second screen for more complex 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
Best service in the business” says Greg Roache of Gainey’s Concrete Products. May 2017

Customers & Applications
  • Most BatchTrons over the years have found applications in concrete, because that is where we are well known.  We use these same techniques in bulk inventory management.
  • BatchTron has legendary reliability and is at home in any industrial environment  This includes dusty and hazardous environment situations.
  • Bulk material terminal, fracking sand. Baker-Hughes, the Texas oil giant, uses BatchTron  bulk material controls for its Shafter, CA fracking sand terminal.  Bulk shipments arriving by rail car are transferred to twelve 610 ton silos.  Loadout controls fill trucks with precisely weighed amounts for shipment to job sites.  All terminal controls, silo weighing and camera system were supplied by Scale-Tron.

  • 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.  Everything was supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  A second concrete batch automation controller managed the “wet belt” aggregate and sand cooling system.  This allowed production of concrete to meet the 35°F specification 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.  He has since upgraded his batch plant with larger mixer and color touch screen.
We received a referral from a trusted supplier that we should talk to Scale-Tron about upgrading our manual operated batch plant in Nevada.  We were impressed with the attention to detail in your quote and were further impressed by your responses to our questions about your company and your products.  We ordered a BatchTron control system and are truly amazed with how many yards an hour this old plant can produce.  Scale Tron is our new operating system partner.  They did everything they promised and didn’t gouge us with hidden fees.  Thank you for all your help Chris and Robin.  Patrick Schaefer, G.M. Jetcrete North America, 2018