sugar industry

Benzler Product Applications and Uses for the Sugar Industry

April 28, 2017

The sugar industry feeds the world with processed saccharose and refined fructose. There's even sugarcane ethanol, a resource that fuels vehicle engines. Sugar, from any perspective, is a heavily processed resource. It's also a material that exists in several discrete states, so the industries' gearing solutions are bound to require many innovative features and form factors. Let's take a closer look at the power transmitting engines that drive the sugar industry.

Diversifying the Farm-to-Factory Production Environment

Challenging conditions are met head on out in the field. Sugarcane crops are head-and-shoulders taller than the average worker. That colourful phrase also applies to the lofty role of sugar among all other crops, for this sweet plant is the most cultivated plant on our globe. Indeed, some stalks grow as tall as 6 metres, so a toughened power train is the first order of business if the agricultural equipment is to harvest the stalks. Next, there are shredders and boilers, juicers and evaporators, all the production line stages that convert a grown medium into a processed resource.

Robust Sugar Processing Solutions

Flexible couplings handle the turgid load characteristics at the end-line production points as the shredded cane is soaked and transformed. Converted from raw organic matter into a refined form, the barrel-shaped bushes cope with transient loads and misalignment issues on the production floor. Meanwhile, back in the field, industrial reducers work in concert with helically equipped gearbox trains and rigid couplings to deliver higher torque. These are the gearing housings that enable threshing and cutting implements to do their work then roll forward on rubber tracks. They also equip special cutting discs and gathering rollers with variable speed functions.

Powering Pumping and Precipitation Components

Essentially, the giant stalks require gearing units that can convey torque across all three planes. The angular swing of a cutting arm and rotating cycle of a sharp cutting disc recruit that power transmission train. Passed forward, deep into the processing complex, robust pumps and high-volume pipework take over. The inner working of the operation are fluid-based and heat powered, but they still require Benzler brawn, the type of reliable power that keeps the fluid pipes full, centrifuges rotating, and boilers pumped full of fuel.

The sugar processing industry uses a production environment that encompasses many diverging engineering solutions. The only constant in this scenario is a level of drive energy that threads inexorably through the fields, the factory, and into the final stage storage/distribution yards. That enduring power transmission chain is maintained by recruiting a fully-equipped Benzler gearing solution, one that dependably satisfies the contrasting application specs that are reserved for this challenging processing line.

Kelmar Engineering

95 Wayo St, Goulburn, NSW 2580

Phone: (02) 4823 9931


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