International Sugar Journal

Automation of the Proserpine mill feeding station* [Full subscriber]

Abstract The feeding station is the area of plant where full cane wagons are unloaded and empty wagons are assembled, in preparation for distribution to harvesters. It can be a high risk area of the plant, particularly if manual uncoupling of cane wagons is required prior to the wagon unloading process. This paper presents an overview of a project to automate the mill feeding station at Proserpine sugar mill. The project aimed to reduce risk while improving operational and maintenance aspects. The project included development of novel methods and items of plant necessary to facilitate the improvements in a compressed…

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