Concrete plant automation for complex multi-mixer applications

BatchTron III’s 12″ touch screen is big enough for concrete plant automation with two or three mixers and a large number of aggregates, cements and associated scales, plus extensive automation of outgoing conveyors, flying hoppers and delivery stations.
BatchTron-III is ideal for two and three mixer plants with extended automation of delivery conveyors, flying buckets and multiple delivery stations.
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BatchTron III concrete plant automation handles two and three mixer applications.  Because these applications are complex, it has the capacity for extensive extra functions.  Examples are multiple delivery stations, flying buckets, multiple conveyor belts and aggregate bin refill.  Its many setup menus allow customization to fit most two mixer concrete plant automation jobs.  Aggregate conveyor, conveyors and holding hoppers or skip-hoist feed to the mixers.  In addition, mixer moisture control, hand-add ingredients, temperature control in the mixer and color addition.  Extra customization can be added for applications in food, animal feed, bulk material blending and other applications.  If this model appears more complex than you need, consider BatchTron I or II.

BatchTron III Specification

Ingredients and scales:30 ingredients standard, mix of solids and liquids with unlimited number of scales
Mixers and associated equipment:Unlimited number of mixers, holding hoppers, conveyors, feeders etc.
Screen type / size:12" (305mm) Omron TFT touch screen with multiple pages of operator screens etc.
PLC type / size:Omron PLC with modular type I/O slots, number of I/O to suit application
Cabinet - wall mount: Rittal, NEMA-4 construction one or two door, sized to suit application
Cabinet - wall mount/console:Rittal, NEMA-4 construction wall mount with separate desk console for operator
Cabinet - floor standing console:Rittal, NEMA-4 construction 32" to 57" wide (813 to 1448 mm) x 51" (1300mm) high x 33" (850mm) deep
Meets standards:UL, Canadian UL, RoHS compliant
Power:115 or 240 volts AC
Outputs:Relay contacts wired for 115/240VAC or 24VDC operation, as required
Inputs:Solid state 115/240VAC or 24VDC operation, as required
Scale inputs:Direct load cell inputs with connection to PLC and weight display on touch screen
Alarm messages:Unlimited number (typical 200) of numbered messages for every fault condition
Mixing cycles:4 or 8 separate sequences of discharge to mixer based on formula in use