Batching applications using BatchTron II

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BatchTron II Is a flexible batching control system with plant configurations selectable from the menu.  For precast and other products plants, BatchTron II is adaptable and customizable.

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

BatchTron II is in use worldwide for batching plants in the precast concrete, block, paver, dry products, prestressed and hollow-core industries as well as both dry and wet batch ready-mix plants and bulk material terminals. The versatility of the PLC controller lends itself to processes that need extensive customization such as food, animal feed, chemicals, cement blending and many other industries . . . Read more
  • Related processes such as aggregate bin refill can be combined with concrete batching to centralize all controls, eliminating the need for extra equipment.
  • Screens  are easily customized for plant variations and added features as well as language variations and special symbols.  Chinese language versions are running in China and Mongolia.
  • Software updates can be downloaded by modem, making plant visits a thing of the past.
  • All our accessories such as batching demand stations, Mobile Control, bin level sensors and, of course, the AquaSense and AquaMix moisture sensors can be used with BatchTron II.

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

Customers and Applications

Block Tech, Ajman, UAE, 2007. Batchtron II controls a small central mix concrete plant feeding an 'egg-layer' block machine that lays the compressed but uncured blocks on the ground. the hot and humid Dubai air does the curing in a few hours . . . Read more
  • Several other installations of BatchTron are running in various batching plants throughout the UAE, from Ajman in the north to Abu Dhabi in the south.  Service is done on-line during our night time when required, which is rare.
  • Saramac Beton Préfabriqué, part of Schokbeton Group, Montreal, 2013.  Single Eirich mixer feeds a plant specialized in architectural pieces for facades of buildings.  This very old central mix plant has been upgraded with new controls several times.  The concrete being produced at this plant is very critical and high accuracy is maintained by the self-tuning aspect of the BatchTron controls.
  • Joe Floyd, Oregon, 2008.  See picture at top of page.  A small precast batching plant was installed by J. McCoy Equipment to make general precast and drainage products.  They have called us only once or twice since the plant was commissioned.

Thalle Construction, Kentucky Dam Project, 2010. A special application, the operator console connects to a free-standing cabinet that houses both motor controls and the BatchTron PLC. It is controlling the wet-belt aggregate cooling system and concrete plant bin refilling, based on the usage rate of materials. Variable speed feeders are controlled to hold bin levels near their mid-point as production speeds up and slows down . . . Read more
  • Anchor Concrete, Kingston Ontario,  2004.  The two batching plants make prefab buildings and drainage products.  Anchor replaced their old genie-II system, also from Scale-Tron, with one of the original BatchTrons and added the second one when they added their second building and plant.  Both systems run continuously with practically no maintenance.
  • Thalle Construction, Kentucky Dam Project, 2010.  A special application, the operator console shown at left connects to a free-standing cabinet that houses both motor controls and the BatchTron PLC.  It is controlling the wet-belt aggregate cooling system and concrete plant bin refilling, based on the usage rate of materials.  Variable speed feeders are controlled to hold bin levels near their mid-point as production speeds up and slows down.
  • Other BatchTron II customers include all of the Lindsay family’s plants throughout the U.S., many precast, block and ready-mix plants across the U.S. and Canada and Concretos La Silla’s plants in Mexico.

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 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 makes your experience the best possible.