The Company – background, mission, capabilities

Company Background

Scale-Tron Inc. was formed in 1971 as a private corporation, specializing in automatic weighing systems and quickly entered the concrete industry.  The company has developed five generations of batch controllers, mostly used in automatic concrete production.  In addition, numerous custom weighing systems covering almost every industry.

Our mission statement below reflects our dedication to our customers and the industry as a whole. The company’s objective is “PQRS – Performance, Quality, Reliability and Service”.  Our engineers pay attention to the smallest details at every stage of your production process.  Whether it is in the way a plant would like to order concrete, electrical safety interlocks, special software variations or the way that wires are run in the control cabinet and plant. We discuss the whole picture with the customer and advise on the best way to combine equipment, sequence it and optimize it to obtain the highest possible performance, bar none.

A good weighing or automation system must operate at high speed, allow for all the variations of usage in the industry and be simple to operate. Above all, it must be able to handle minor breakdowns without having to revert to manual operation. Our controls and software, being fully integrated, go further than any other that we know of in this regard.

Mission

To advance the science of weighing and automation through innovative products and excellence in service.
We believe in honesty, integrity and in solving technical problems with enthusiasm.

Capabilities

BatchTron III concrete batch weighing controls in use at Con Cast Pipe in CanadaScale-Tron is the only manufacturer to produce all the major components of an automatic concrete production control system.  Batching controls, aggregate moisture measurement, mixer water dosing, silo inventory and Ready-Mix Management software.

BatchTron-III controller at Con Cast Pipe, Guelph, Ontario has operated continuously
from 2000 to 2015 at full production output with no breakdowns at all, no failures at all and minimal maintenance.

Concrete Industry

We handle batching, mixing and delivery of all types of concrete with a range of control systems.  These include low-cost basic automation up to high-speed fully automatic production for the most complex plants.  Industry experience includes precast, block, brick, pavers, dry bagged products, large civil projects such as dams, and ready mix.  Through extensive R&D in computer, PLC and touch screen techniques, these products are world leaders as well as being aggressively priced.  Scale-Tron batching equipment is easy to use and eliminates the need for skilled personnel, which makes it ideal for use in underdeveloped areas.  As well as batching systems, the company manufactures microwave-based moisture sensors for aggregates and for the concrete mixer.  Silo weighing systems, developed since 2000, allow us to measure the inventory of silos with high accuracy.  Examples include cement, grain, flour, frac sand, explosives and many other materials.

NPCA membership logoSpecial features for automatic concrete production in precast and other products plants, such as demand stations, Mobile Control, inter-batch washout and remote material delivery stations were first introduced to the industry by Scale-Tron.  Many of these features are still not available from other suppliers.  Our association with Ocmer/Redbeton concrete mixing and batching equipment allows us to integrate our skills more completely by matching plant equipment and controls more closely.  As a result, this further perfects the production of concrete.

Scale-Tron is a proud member of the National Precast Concrete Association.

Food, Chemical and other industries

Weighing lorry at Bayer Premier, ThailandThe company’s batching systems and engineering ability are applicable to all industries.  Past achievements include:

  • A 14 station explosion-proof traveling weigh lorry supplied to Bayer Premier Co. in Thailand (picture at right).
  • A statistical weight control system which analyses data from many scales in a fish processing plant near Montreal.
  • Several custom designed and built load sensors for special applications.  For example, tension sensors for stretch-wrapping machines.
  • A bagged fiber dispensing machine.

A mix of interwoven mechanical, electrical and software engineering skills allows flawless integration of complete systems with a minimum of startup problems and superior after-sales service.  Knowledge of the requirements of  consulting engineering companies, acquired from many years of close collaboration with them, allow painless transition from design through documentation approval to manufacturing and startup.

Weighing industry

Weighing platform is supported by four Mini-Mount load cell assemblies to make a high-accuracy scaleWe manufacture a wide range of weighing platforms, load cell transmitters, load cells and other modules meeting international standards, for use in weighing systems.  We designed them for use in our own systems.  With them, you can build high accuracy systems, superior in performance, at low cost using PLCs and computers.  We also supply custom sensors and weighing systems for O.E.M. applications.  Finally, we provide application assistance whenever requested.  Contact us now for more information.