International Sugar Journal

Implementation of on-line near infrared (NIR) technologies for the analysis of cane, bagasse and raw sugar in sugar factories to improve performance † [Full subscriber]

BSES Limited has a long history of developing and commercialising NIR technology for sugar industry applications spanning plant breeding, laboratory and online sugar factory use. This paper traces the development of online NIR systems with FOSS Pacific, for the real-time analysis of cane, bagasse and sugar, describing a range of applications currently applied within sugar factories. The Cane Analysis System (CAS) was developed primarily to measure realtime fibre content of a cane consignment for payment purposes. This enables payment on the overall quality of a consignment rather than making assumptions from average figures. CAS uses a FOSS Direct Light 5000…

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