Batching applications using BatchTron I

BatchTron I has all the features that make its bigger brothers so powerful and easy to use.  It also keeps your cost to an absolute minimum.  Read about applications in ready-mix to portable and products plants. BatchTron I gives you outstanding value for money.
What is a PLC? Why is it better than a PC computer? Can I purchase BatchTron for one plant and use it on another? Will BatchTron increase speed and accuracy? This page answers these questions and others.

Concrete, food products, animal feed, asphalt: BatchTron has many applications

BatchTron I is already in use worldwide for plants in the ready-mix, precast concrete, block and paver industries. It is also applicable to many other processes. The standard software accommodates minor plant variations. Examples are conveyor, conveyor plus hopper or skip-hoist loading of the mixer in simple premix plants. The program can be modified for plant variations and other OEM applications such as food, animal feed, chemicals, cement blending etc. . . . Read more
  • The 7″ colour touch screen allows extra ingredients and processes to be included when necessary.  However, when extensive customization is necessary it is recommended to use the BatchTron II or III which are more adaptable.  All our accessories such as demand stations and bin level sensors can be used with BatchTron II .  Of course, the AquaSense 2280D and AquaMix 2270D moisture sensors for aggregates and the mixer can be used too.
  • French and Spanish languages are standard.  Other language variations and special symbols, such as Chinese characters, can be included on special order.
  • BatchTron I with BatchLink Order Entry / Dispatching software creates a full-featured ready-mix operation where the operator runs the plant from the dispatching computer.  This software enables the operator to run the most common plant functions from the dispatching computer.  The touch screen is live at all times and is a backup in case the computer fails or for manual control.
  • We can download software updates online, making plant visits a thing of the past.
  • For more flexibility still, consider other BatchTron models.

Customers and Applications

Republic Services Inc., Brook, Indiana 2013.  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  . . . Read more
  • 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 easy to use concrete batching equipment that can be expanded to meet future needs at a reasonable cost.
  • 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.  They rent out these plants for just a few weeks in some cases.  Consequently they did not want to spend days training operators.

Beton Architecturaux Breton, Quebec City, Canada, 2012.  Required a new mixer for a plant expansion, which was filled with an Ocmer planetary mixer and cement scale.  It was controlled from a BatchTron I controller . . . Read more
  • BAB makes various architectural products and have expanded their operation again with a new building and bigger Ocmer mixer in 2018.
  • 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.  They use this software for remote control of some of their outlying plants.

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.  This allows us to monitor its progress to pinpoint faults.  Even if mechanical problems have caused the faults, we can see the resulting holdup.  Consequently we can guide the operator to a successful outcome, anywhere in the world.

Our engineers can monitor or control the PC computer running BatchLink software.  They drill down through levels of menus to check setup data and correct it.  Most important, they can train personnel to understand the processes.  Together with a speaker phone, we can conduct training sessions for groups almost as easily as being on site.  The cost saving and convenience is obvious.  Scale-Tron makes your experience the best possible.

“We purchased a Batchtron I from you in 2013 and found the system extremely user friendly. Support from your engineers when connecting the system was excellent, as was the training and you have designed a system that is a credit to the company; you should be very proud of what you have done.” Joe Mavellia, Delta Ready Mix Inc, Mattituck, NY.