International Sugar Journal

The next-generation cane-fibre analyser* [Full subscriber]

Abstract         Cane-fibre analysis plays an important role in the cane-payment system in Australia.  The relationship between brix in first-expressed juice and brix in cane and the relationship between pol in first-expressed juice and pol in cane are affected by the cane-fibre content.  As a result, Australian raw-sugar factories conduct cane-fibre analysis each day through the crushing season.  Since the early 1990s, cane-fibre analysis has been mainly undertaken using the SRI can fibre machine.  Although many factories now use the NIR Cane Analysis System for online cane-fibre measurement, the SRI can fibre machine is still used daily for calibration purposes.  A…

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