Cane Preparation Equipment

The following table gives recommendations on cane preparation equipment installed specific powers and tip speeds

Cane Preparation Equipment Installed Power
Specific Power
[kW/tfh]
Tip Speed
[m/s]
Tip Clearance
[mm]
Leveller knives 6 50 1000
First knives 15 60 150
Second knives (heavy duty) 30 60 50
Shredder 60 100  
Total 111    
Southern African industry average 84    

Reference Hugot Handbook of Cane Sugar Engineering