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SELECTING A BATCH CONTROLLER - which model is best for you?

Controls for industrial automation and concrete batch plant controlThe BatchTron series of batch controllers are full-featured, World Class automation systems that run your plant at the highest possible speed while giving the rock-solid reliability that you need;  freedom from worries that the control system will quit at a critical time.  The use of industrial PLCs and touch screens for control, rather than domestic PC computers, gives all versions of BatchTron this legendary freedom from service calls and costly downtime. Your maintenance bills will be 1/4 to 1/10th of the typical cost for your PC based system.  In addition, our Gold Service Package includes parts - even a complete PLC or touch screen.  Others just can't do that because it would cost them too much. Click picture for a 4 minute video.

Batchtron is versatile and adaptable to all types of batch based or continuous processes where solid and liquid ingredients need to be batched and mixed in a timed sequence; concrete is the main application but it is equally applicable to any product that is made in batches.  Foods, grain products and chemicals are good examples.  Interruptions for hand-added or micro-ingredients can be included at any stage.  Continuous blending based on flow rate, loss in weight or volumetric feeders, temperature control etc. is equally applicable.

BATCHTRON I - with its new 7" color screen this controller is a scaled-down economical version of the BatchTron II concrete batch plant controller.  Handling up to 6 aggregates, 3 cements, 2 waters, 6 admixtures and 2 to 3 scales in "standard" plant configurations, BatchTron I is capable of controlling most ready-mix plants, with or without mixer, or small central mix plants for precast, block and paver production with delivery to a single station.  800 formula capacity is adequate for almost every application.  It is limited in plant variations but has built-in choices of belt, belt plus holding hopper or skip hoist to get the aggregates from scale to mixer.  BatchTron I is the controller of choice when automating standard plants which can benefit from ease of operation and outstanding reliability.  Batchtron I is also used in specialized OEM control systems for many applications.  Options for concrete include decumulative weighing, order entry/dispatching and batch reporting/inventory software, moisture sensors, concrete ordering (Demand) station, modem and internet connection. 

BATCHTRON II - the 10" color TFT touch screen has superb animated graphics that allow even first-time users to understand and control the plant with practically no training.  A wide range of solid and liquid ingredients can be handled with two to five or more scales feeding one mixer or discharge to transit mix truck.  Automation is customized to any type of non-standard plant type with  mixer delivering to multiple delivery stations via conveyors, chutes or travelling hoppers.  The BatchTron II batch control system is ideal for demanding precast and prestressed concrete, block and paver plants where ease of operation, outstanding reliability and service and training by internet can make a big difference to the bottom line.

Options include decumulative scales, separate weight indicators, order entry/dispatching and batch reporting/inventory software, moisture sensors, multiple concrete ordering (Demand) stations, modem and internet connection, MixTron moisture control, slump metering and many more.

BATCHTRON III - A 12" color TFT touch screen is big enough to display two or even three mixers with ease, along with all the assorted conveyors, holding hoppers, delivery stations and special cutomizations.  For high production 2 and 3 mixer concrete products plants, a second screen is available for simultaneous monitoring and control of critical processes as well as the plant overview.  Extensive customized processes andapplcations such as food and animal feed are welcomed.  BatchTron III is in use in critical automation applications where high speed and reliability are paramount, from large precast and prestressed products plants to high speed SCC and RCC production for large civil engineering projects such as dams and associated hydro-electric projects.  At right is a controller ready for shipping to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dam project.

A large number of ingredients can be handled with full flexibility - multiple scales can be arranged to be fed from pre-set groups of ingredients and the batching sequence is flexible also.  Multiple scales feed multiple mixers by any combination of conveyors, skip hoists, holding hoppers etc.  Multiple waters and admixtures can be added in any sequence.  A number of pre-programmed mixing sequences can be attached to formulas and automatically implemented.  Delivery from the multiple mixers can be by any combination of chutes, conveyors, travelling hoppers etc. to any arrangement of delivery stations with Demand Stations to start and stop the flow of concrete as required.

Options include Mobile Control, separate weight indicators, order entry/dispatching and batch reporting/inventory software, moisture sensors, multiple product ordering (Demand) stations, internet connection, MixTron moisture control, slump metering, silo and bin level displays, radio batch call, mixer cleanout stations, automatic mixer washout sequencing and many more.