BatchTron I, a low-cost batch controller embodying features of the larger II & III versions, is a PLC/touch-screen system that can replace more expensive PC-based controllers. Directed at simpler applications, such as portable or transit mixed concrete plants, BatchTron I can store 1,000 mix designs and handle up to two scales, plus six aggregate, three cement, two water and six admixture sources, with direct feed or inclined belt from aggregate scale to mixer.
Manufacturer-cited benefits include ease of use; fast, accurate batching through moisture compensation devices; total self-tuning of batching parameters; graphic touch screen with animated symbols; intuitive screen navigation; and, multiple levels of password protection for mix design entry and setup parameters.
Installation and startup can be performed by local personnel, although use of trained specialists is recommended. The basic system includes load cell inputs and touch buttons for all functions; no external controls or weight indicators are required. Order Entry and reporting can be added via BatchLink software that runs on a nearby office computer. ScaleTron Inc.