Gencor’s SL-400® Loadout Control
For this issue that focuses on conveying material, let’s take a look at an asphalt plant control that helps make loadout easier for the production team. Gencor Industries of Orlando, Fla., has developed just that with the Gencor SL-400® Silo Loadout System. Here’s how it works.
The SL-400 is an integrated processor that is designed to control, monitor and track all truck loading functions for the plant in a Windows-based environment. The PC-based system starts with a high-speed IBM compatible computer with a large capacity hard drive—that’s located in the plant control house.
A high-speed load cell digitizer interfaces with each scale at the loadout area to provide a redundant display of the scale weight. As the empty haul truck sits beneath the appropriate silo, the SL-400 receives information from the readers at the loadout area. In the event of an emergency, the plant operator can press a silo gate close push-button in the control house.
When the haul truck is filled to its appropriate capacity, the system automatically ceases filling to prevent overloading. The system prints a ticket with bar code. Daily reports are created for trucks, jobs and customers.
For more information, contact Gencor at (407) 290-6000.