The batch plant controller for two and three mixer plants with extensive extra automation

Get best value out of your plant by running it with the best batch plant controller.  BatchTron III, with its 12″ color touch screen and optional second touch screen is the choice of many precast concrete companies for two to three mixer plants with high volume production.  Perfect for animal feed, many food products and concrete brick/block/paver production, it optimizes the timing to give you the maximum possible throughput.

Visual and intuitive with outstanding reliability, BatchTron turns work into fun.

BatchTron III batch plant controller for delivery to a high-production dam project

A batch plant controller tailored to your operation, to run it the way YOU want. Unattended operation - no operator needed in most plants - BatchTron III can react to batch calls from multiple mud hopper sensors, demand stations or Mobile Control tablet PCs, handling them all in turn and giving priority to the critical one without missing a beat . . . Read more
  • Eliminate expensive down time.  The BatchTron III batch plant controller’s  PLC and touch screen gives you reliability that just isn’t possible with computer-based systems.
  • Eliminate batch weight errors and wasted product with automatic self-tuning that keeps your plant at peak trim all the time.
  • All the controls – all of them – are right on the screen, making broken switches and loose wires a thing of the past, and it can be upgraded on-line.  So easy.
  • No scale indicators either.  The scale displays are all on the touch screen, making it even more reliable, and they’re all digital;  no error between external weight indicators and the control system.
  • BatchTron doesn’t use Windows software – it is guaranteed freeze-proof.  Unless struck by lightning, your PLC will keep on running, no matter what.
  • 12″ colour TFT screen, much bigger than BatchTron-II’s screen, allowing it to handle 5 scales, 14 solid ingredients and 3 mixers.  The operator screens are ergonomically designed to simplify operation in these larger, more complex plants.
  • Also available are a double screen model and expanded PLC for the most demanding applications.
  • Integrated functions include moisture and slump measurement as well as batch and inventory reporting, eliminating other controllers and giving better, more reliable results.
  • Optional bar graph symbols display motor current or power, bin and silo levels and more.
  • No fans, no inlet for fine dust.  Even the best filters let in the finest dust, which gets into the connectors and stalls the system.  We know the problem.  We don’t let it happen.
  • Available in wall-mount with touch screen, floor standing console or wall-mount controller with destop operator console (shown above).

BatchTron III is the choice of large corporations such as Hanson, Lafarge Construction Products and many others.

BatchTron III batch plant controller has been in use at Con Cast Pipe's two mixer plant for many years

The BatchTron-III batch plant controller is available as a free standing console, wall-mount cabinet with built-in screen or wall-mount cabinet with separate desk console screen unit. Plants using one mixer can easily be run from one screen. For plants with 2 or 3 mixers, we recommend two screens for ease of operation . . . Read more

The two screens are programmed identically, giving you the security of full plant control from one screen, should the other break down:  you can display the plant overview and batching progress on one screen while the other displays the mixing sequence, moisture or slump control, or the list of batches being produced.  Have one operator run part of the system manually from one screen while a second operator monitors automatic operation on the other;  it’s your choice.  Like the rest of the BatchTron family, BatchTron-III is very competitive in price and is tailored for the precast concrete, block and paver markets although it is applicable to any process requiring batching by weight.

Illustrated is a two screen BatchTron-III at Con Cast Pipe Inc., Guelph Ontario.

Tailored to your operation

Do you have an automated batching system with a full time operator who runs it day in, day out?  Many do, and they don’t realize that they can save major dollars by setting things up differently.  At Scale-Tron, the first thing we want to know is HOW you run your operation, and then WHY.  This allows us to plan a method for ordering your concrete the way you want it, and delivering it to where you want it, when you want it; for example, fork lift operators ordering material through Mobile Control.  We work with you to plan a full automation system.  How much savings would this give in your operation?