International Sugar Journal

SCHLOT Live: changing the harvesting game with real-time cane-loss monitoring* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         SCHLOT Live is a real-time cane-loss quantification system for sugarcane harvesters, making this information available to both the operator and other value-chain stakeholders.  SCHLOT Live measures the net power consumption of the extractor fans as they “process” the extracted trash and billets and utilises embedded algorithms, other measured parameters and relevant operator inputs to derive a commercially viable estimate of cane loss under widely varying harvesting and field conditions.  SCHLOT Live is a major development as, despite the significant cost to industry of harvesting cane losses, there was no way of quantifying these within a useable timeframe, and, therefore,…

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