Command Alkon Inc. reached a major milestone late last year for its COMMANDbatch technology, a successor to three plant automation platforms brought under a single umbrella through the 1998 and 2000 mergers of Auto-Control + Alkon Corp., and Command Data Inc. + Alkon.
“It’s hard to believe we just shipped our 5,000th COMMANDbatch system,” says Command Alkon Vice President of Product Development Mark Merino. “When we started the effort 11 years ago to replace three esteemed batch products with a next generation offering, I don’t think any of us thought it would become as successful as it turned out.”
He attributes the CMDbatch success to sales, implementation, support, engineering, and manufacturing groups’ hard work, adding that Command Alkon will continue to evolve the software and hardware platforms that drive the next 5,000 system installations. Early system deliveries will include one to the winning bidder for a CMDbatch system donated to the 2012 CIM/World of Concrete auction.