International Sugar Journal

Shredder improvements* [Full subscriber]

Continual development over more than 20 years has delivered a revised shredder design that is better performing with lower associated life cycle costs. Wilmar now operates eleven shredders installed at the eight sugar mills from Macknade in the north to Plane Creek in the south. Due to historical acquisitions of sugar mills there are variations in the configurations of these eleven machines. While previous attempts have been made to standardise components, there were seven different hammers required for the eleven different machines. There were also two different rotor designs with seven standard Walkers type shredders and four Goninan type shredders.…

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