Order Entry, Dispatching Software with Reporting
The dispatching software that’s simple and straightforward
BatchLink Order Entry and dispatching software upgrades your BatchTon batching controller into a flexible and powerful single plant Ready-Mix operation. It handles all your scheduling of orders, dispatching, truck management and inventory on a daily basis. It also gives you reports on all important activities. If you wish, it can also tie into your accounting software.
The BatchTron controller connects to your existing or new PC computer by a single cable up to 4000 ft. long, or by radio link if desired. You can operate everything from your PC computer. You can still use the BatchTron controller on its own, for the manual controls or to make fully automatic batches.
Minimize mistakes with water and admix prompting
As you enter the water amount for the mix design, it shows you the w/c ratio, assuming that the aggregates are SSD. This avoids problems later if your water amount was in error. You can enter moisture values manually or use any commercial moisture sensor. Our own AquaSense sensor has a 10 year guarantee, plus microwave accuracy. You can read more about moisture, SSD sensor calibration and aggregate absorption in our blog “Surface moisture or free moisture”.
For experienced operators without a sand moisture sensor, a special feature helps them by checking the water target for any mix design. In the image at left, the moistures for red rock, pea gravel and sand are 1.0%, 0.5% and 2.5%. Batch size is 9.5 cu. yd. and mix design 5 is selected. If he believes that the water target is too high or low, by clicking “Yes” he can enter a new target based on his experience. The system will then recalculate the sand moisture, based on the entered water target and the existing stone target. Following this entry, he can continue by adjusting the sand moisture value.
Also for admixtures; as you enter the admix values it prompts you with the amount per 100 lb or kg of cement as comparison with the recommendations of the admixture manufacturer. Once you enter the units to be used – English or Metric, the system displays all values in these units. 2020 article “Batchlink, powerfully simple dispatching”.
The batch report includes total water in batch, including water in the aggregates, and water/cement ratio (w/c). This report is also customizable and you can add or delete any fields that you want.