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Control and Automation Systems | Ready Mix Concrete | Concrete Batching | Management System - Calibre Batch from SCL

Supplier: System Controls Ltd

We have developed an automated readymix concrete batching system to counter the issues in the concrete industry…

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  • Manual Systems are time consuming and susceptible to operator mistakes…
    Calibre Batch can handle as many as 8 different batches at once. The automated system is not only faster but more accurate than manual systems.

  • Typing out reports, juggling production schedules and keeping track of stock is a full time job…
    Calibre Batch automatically reports on production and consumption and provides a full audit trail.

  • Automated systems are complicated for operators to use…
    Calibre has been designed after consultation with operators to provide a simple, user friendly system. Voice prompts guide operators through the process. Graphical screens are kept simple and consistent to clearly display the batch progress. Help screens are available displaying information relevant to the screen that is displayed.

  • Not all customers have the same batching requirements…
    Mix Designs can easily be changed by clicking the Mix Design button and scrolling through the list of Mixes. The changed mix is not carried over to the next batch to avoid the issue of altering all following batches.

Calibre Batch gives you:

  • Production and Consumption Reports
    Provided on a Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly basis along with returned (and reused) concrete reporting.
     
  • Progress Display
    Provides large text and graphical progress bars showing batching progress. Enables batching operators to monitor progress from across the room.
     
  • Customer Data
    Enables rapid multi-field searching/selection of customer at batch start, and enables the production report to itemize production for each customer.
  •  Audit Trail / History
    Calibre Batch logs operational data to a SQL Server database enabling retrieval of batch and operator action reports over many years of operation.
     
  • Automated Mix Design and Customer list entry
    You provide us with a spreadsheet of your 1m3 SSD designs, our application will extract the required data and build all the batch recipes for you.
     
  • Mix Design Copy
    To enter a new mix design pick a similar existing design, enter a new code and name, and there is your new recipe, just adjust the differing setpoints and you’re ready to batch.
  •  Moisture Probes
    Average readings and adjust final setpoint for the current material while in-flight providing immediate results.
     
  • Truck loading Rate control
    Either variable speed drives or inching gates Calibre Batch will control the feeding rate relative to the current truck and blend the cement with the aggregates.
     
  • Voice Box
    A voice box warns the operator of alarms and announces special conditions.
     
  • Gate Swapping
    For twin gated bins during single gate operation, during no or low flow situations will swap operation of the two gates.
     
  • Skip
    As plant control functions are controlled from the recipe, faulty field devices such as limit switches can be skipped to enable continuation of production while repairs are carried out.
     
  • Front End Loader Display
    For front end loader operated plants, this 10digit alphanumeric displays instructions to the driver as to which agg and the required quantity, counting back to zero as the bin fills.

  
 
 Calibre Batch has the flexibility to talk with existing systems in your organisation

  • Interfaces seamlessly with your Dispatch / Mix Design system.
  • Can be customised to meet your operational requirements 

  
 
User Training
As part of the implementation, System Controls Ltd provides comprehensive training on all aspects of the Calibre? Batch concrete batching system. These courses are tailored to individual client's needs and can be presented at our head office or onsite at your premises.

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