International Sugar Journal

Sugar mill operation with individual drives † [Full subscriber]

The term ‘Individual drives’ refers to the process of separately moving each roll of the mill with independent drives. This way of mill operation is rather new and knowledge regarding how to set and operate the mills with individual drives is very limited. This paper describes tests made with a complete tandem (four mills) driven by electro-hydraulic independent drives. The first mill was driven at a constant top roll speed, and the feeding was adjusted automatically to keep the chute level within the determined range. The rest of the mills were automatically changing speed, keeping the chute level of the…

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