Demand Stations let you start/stop delivery, remotely

BatchTron controllers are designed for unattended operation; mix can be ordered from one or more DEMAND STATIONS located throughout the plant, usually next to casting stations or bucket filling positions, saving precious time by putting the controls where they are needed.

Give priority to your critical stream without starving anyone else.

Demand Stations allow the delivery of a mix design and batch size pre-chosen at the BatchTron controller whenever the holding bin is empty or a bucket is placed for filling. Optional BATCH SIZE switches can change the amount delivered to meet changing production needs, eliminating the need to go to the control panel. MOBILE CONTROL allows roving personnel to order ahead when meeting heavy production requirements in wet cast operations. All DEMAND STATIONS and MIXER CLEANOUT STATIONS are available in regular and ruggedized versions; the ruggedized version encloses all switches and controls behind a hinged transparent cover for protection from the splashes, dust and dirt that stop other systems from working.

Demand Stations can have many optional controls.  Contact us for details.

All demand stations have a 'Priority' Switch. PRIORITY - LOW mode prepares a batch when a bin low or bucket in place signal is received . . . Read more
  • PRIORITY – HIGH mode weighs the next batch and holds it, either in the scales or in the mixer. When the bin low/bucket in place signal is received, the batch is dumped into the mixer and a further batch is weighed and held.  This accelerates the delivery of mix to the chosen location, allowing it to take precedence over other less critical operations. These other demands are serviced as soon as the current high priority batch is complete, ensuring that other stations are not starved of mix.
  • PRIORITY – OFF mode cancels any further demands from the station.
  • DEMAND IN PROCESS lamp (in Priority switch) – illuminates while a batch is being prepared for the station and flashes when scales are ready for discharge / discharging.
  • MIXER FULL lamp – illuminates when mixer is filled and flashes when mix is ready for discharge.
  • EMERGENCY STOP button – push to stop, twist and pull to restart; this control is fitted on all demand stations. It can be configured to stop the whole batch plant or only the parts connected with the demand station, such as conveyors and mixer doors.
Demand stations for wet-cast concrete, using bucket transportation: BUCKET IN PLACE button - Used to indicate presence of a bucket at the discharge position; illuminates when pressed and requests a batch. Alternatively, an external ultrasonic sensor can sense presence of the bucket and request a batch automatically. Batch is discharged into bucket as soon as mixing is complete, provided bucket is in place . . . Read more
  • BUCKET READY lamp (in Bucket in Place button) – illuminates when BUCKET IN PLACE button is pressed, extinguishes when mixer discharges into bucket and locks out further discharges, preventing a second batch being dumped on top of the first.  Second press on button extinguishes lamp.
  • BATCH CALL button – illuminates and directly requests a batch when pressed, regardless of whether the bucket is ready. This button is often not provided, since impatient operators are inclined to call for batches before the bucket is free, causing the mix to be held too long in the mixer. It is available on request, however.
Mixer Cleanout Station has manual controls for mixer . . . Read more
  • Installed next to mixers, manual control stations allow local control of mixer functions and lock out automatic operation during cleaning and maintenance, eliminating the need to go to the control panel.
  • Controls include mixer motor, hydraulic pump, discharge open/close, scale discharge open/close as well as other functions when appropriate. 
  • See also Mixer Washout Systems.

Demand stations for precast concrete production


Demand stations for wet-cast concrete can be fitted with a batch size selector.