The Sugar Engineers

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
Tip Speed
Tip Clearance
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