Concrete batching applications using BatchTron III controller

BatchTron-III is ideal for two and three mixer concrete batching plants with extended automation of delivery conveyors, flying buckets and multiple delivery stations.

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

BatchTron III concrete batching at Hanson's New Orleans concrete products plant

Batchtron III is in use in the precast concrete batching, block, paver, dry products, prestressed and hollow-core industries as well as larger ready-mix plants and is also ideal for batch-related processes in the food, animal feed, chemicals, cement blending, bulk material terminals and a wide range of other industries . . . Read more
    • Color proportioning can be combined with concrete batching to centralize all controls, eliminating complicated setup for new production runs.
    • A second screen can easily be added to give individual control of mixer moisture, two or three mixers when necessary.
    • Screens and operating program are easily customized for plant variations and added features, making it ideal for non-standard applications.
    • Software updates can be downloaded by modem, making plant visits a thing of the past.
    • All our accessories such as demand stations, radio call, bin level sensors and, of course, the RadarTron and MixTron moisture sensors can be used with BatchTron-III.

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

Customers and Applications

BatchTron III was used in all concrete batching for Thalle Construction's Kentucky Dam project, 2012 to 2016

Thalle Construction, Kentucky Dam project, 2011: Two-mixer plant to supply concrete for a new lock. This was a US Army Corps of Engineers project with very tight control of mix designs and concrete quality . . . Read more
  • A wet belt cooling system for the aggregates was controlled separately by the BatchTron II custom aggregate system seen on the center console in the picture.Several similar installations are in use at dam sites throught the U.S and Central America.
  • Hanson Pipe and Precast, New Orleans:  See picture at top of page.  Two twin shaft mixers discharging via dual discharge doors and conveyors to three casting machines, each requiring different mix designs and moisture are controlled by the two-screen BatchTron III concrete batching controller with aggregate and mixer moisture sensing and control.  System installed 2007, was operating non-stop with practically no maintenance calls until its recent replacement.
  • Con Cast Pipe, Guelph Ontario:  See pictures on other pages or click for CPI editorial.  Two pan mixers discharging via two doors each onto two transverse belts and three delivery belts to three casting machines, all using the same mix design and accepting batches as they are ready on a first come – first served basis.  Aggregate moisture sensing and mixer moisture control.  Concrete batching system installed 2001, has operated non-stop since and has never been halted for breakdown of control system.  Maintenance has been very minimal.


  • BatchTron-III as described above is adaptable to almost any concrete batching plant.
  • Special versions available for decumulative batching, color pigment batching, food and chemical batching etc.
  • Many extra functions can be added – examples are conveyor belts, skip hoists, holding hoppers etc.
  • Power and I/O can be 24, 110/120 or 220/240 volt to suit any country.
  • Language of screen messages can be customized and special symbols can be created for Far Eastern countries.

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.