SELECTING A BATCH CONTROLLER - which model is best for you?
The 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
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.
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
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.
Tailored to your operation, to run it the way YOU want.
Unattended operation - no operator needed in most plants - BatchTron can react
to batch calls from mud hopper sensors, demand stations or
Mobile Control tablet PCs.
Eliminate expensive down time.
BatchTron's PLC and touch screen gives you reliability that
just isn’t possible with computer-based systems.
What is a PLC?
Eliminate batch weight errors
and wasted product with automatic self-tuning that keeps your plant
at peak trim all the time.
All the controls - all of them
- are right on the screen, making broken switches and loose wires a
thing of the past, and it can be upgraded on-line. So easy.
No scale indicators either.
The scale displays are all on the touch screen, making it even more
reliable, and they’re all digital; no error between external
weight indicators and the control system. Everything in one cabinet - no
boxes, cables and connectors to go wrong.
The BatchTron controller doesn’t use Windows
software - it is guaranteed
freeze-proof. Unless struck by lightning, your PLC will
keep on running, no matter what.
All BatchTron models are available in desktop console or wall mounting
cabinets. The BatchTron III console is a floor standing automation
All include extensive alarm messages; every possible fault mode,
including custom functions, generates a unique, numbered plain text message that positively pinpoints the problem, to allow fast correction.
If the fault cannot be rectified immediately and it is possible to continue,
BatchTron's individual auto/manual control of every function allows you to
ignore the problem and continue running until it can be fixed.
- 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 number of ingredients,
number of scales, gravity, belt,
belt plus holding hopper or skip hoist to get the aggregates
from scale to mixer as well as many other setup choices. 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.
- 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, using setup menus or menus plus custom
programming 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
software, moisture sensors
, multiple concrete ordering (Demand)
stations, modem and internet connection, AquaMix
control, slump metering, Mobile Control
and many more.
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 and applications 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 left 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
Options include Mobile Control
, separate weight indicators,
software, moisture sensors
, multiple product ordering (Demand
stations, internet connection, AquaMix
control, slump metering, silo and bin level displays, radio
, mixer cleanout stations, automatic mixer washout
sequencing and many more.