Concrete Automation: The PLC/Touch Batch System

Imagine Concrete Plant Automation that fits the way you work.  It’s possible because we study your work process and match it to your needs.

BatchTron concrete automation is adaptable to all types of processes where solid and liquid ingredients need to be batched and mixed.

Automation of Concrete Plants is the main application.   Customers also use it in bulk terminal controls, food, animal feed and other products.



  • Tailored to your operation, to fit the way YOU work.  Because we study your operation, this allows us to quote concrete plant automation that empowers your crew.
  • Unattended operation, therefore no operator needed in most plants.
  • Precast Demand Stations start and stop the ordering of batches at each delivery station.
  • Above all, it’s RELIABLE because PLC/touch screen technology eliminates Windows updates and other issues.

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

Features & Benefits
  • 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.
  • Mobile Control tablet computer gives you full control from anywhere around the plant.

Mobile Control gives you full control of batch automation, anywhere in the plant

  • 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 from the menu.

BatchTron's mixer screen shows batch plant automation very clearly

  • 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.

Concrete automation at Con Cast Pipe, Guelph Ont.

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

Batch plant automation at Joe Floyd Precast

Customers & Applications
  • Many National Precast Concrete Association members use BatchTron batch plant automation 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.
  • These members chose BatchTron for automation of their batch plants 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 batching automation for the production of concrete in their precast plant in 2007 (picture above).

Concrete batch automation at Thalle Construction's Kentucky Dam project

  • 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 plant automation controller managed the “wet belt” aggregate and sand cooling system, allowing production of concrete at 35°F as a result.

Batch automation at BAB

  • 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 terminal batch automation fills trucks and keeps inventory at Baker-Hughes' Shafter terminal

  • 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.
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
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