Engineering News | Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/sugar-growers-millers-and-refiners Mon, 06 Jul 2020 04:24:52 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Distributor’s experience makes for sweeter projects supply https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/distributors-experience-makes-for-sweeter-projects-supply-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546985 1584943306 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000859548_resized_sugargrowersmillersrefinersbearinginternational1022.jpg SWEET RIDE Bearings International supplies the complete drive chain – from the feeder tables where the sugar cane arrives from the farm to the pack house where the product gets distributed 511 287 Equipment design vital for sugar industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/equipment-design-vital-for-sugar-industry-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546435 1584943320 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000859551_resized_sugargrowersmillersrefinersboschcontinuousvacuumpan1022.jpg DIVERSE OFFERING For the sugar industry, Bosch Projects provides front-end cane offloading, cane preparation, juice extraction, sugar processing, sugar drying and refining equipment 511 287 Mechanised systems gaining momentum https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mechanised-systems-gaining-momentum-challenges-remain-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546987 1584973138 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000859539_resized_sugargrowerssaagriculturalmachineryass1022.jpg CANE MECHANISATION Any change towards a fully mechanised harvesting system involves many disciplines and affects all aspects of cane production 511 287 Components provider extends offering for sugar industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/components-provider-extends-offering-for-sugar-industry-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546877 1584973137 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000859545_resized_sugarmillersbmgfenagridpremiumngridcouplings1022.jpg SOAKING UP BMG’s new Fenagrid Premium taper grid steel flexible couplings absorb considerable torque overloads, achieving smoother running, with consequent reduction of wear and tear on machinery 511 287 Mill equipment advances essential for industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mill-equipment-advances-essential-for-sugar-industry-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546189 1584973137 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000859533_resized_suagrgrowersmillersrefinersverderpumpsverderflex1022.jpg ALLEVIATING THE DEFECTS Sucrose losses can be significantly reduced – if not mitigated altogether – if the correct advanced and integrated pumping solution is used 511 287 Company transforming amid difficulties https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-producer-transforming-industry-amid-difficulties-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546881 1584973137 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000859536_resized_sugargrowersmillersrefinerstongaathulettuzinzobenficiaries1022.jpg TRANSFORMATION IN SIGHT The three main shareholders in Uzinzo hold 65% 511 287 Mill closures, continued market decline a concern for growers https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/mill-closures-continued-market-decline-a-concern-for-growers-2020-03-27 Mamaili Mamaila Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 27 Mar 2020 00:00:00 +0200 546684 1584973137 1585260000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000860918_resized_sugargrowersmillersrefinerssacanegrowerswartburgfiller22703201022.jpg THE NUMBERS GAME The South African cane-growing sector comprises 21 500 cane growers – of which 20 200 are small-scale growers, producing about 20% of the 19-million tons of cane a year 511 287 Effective drones well received by farmers https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/effective-drones-well-received-by-struggling-farmers-2019-12-06 Tracy Hancock Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 538633 1575356477 1575583200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000839779_resized_dcgpacsyscropsprayingdronetechnicalterrain1120191022.jpg ANALYSE THIS DJI and PACSys are undertaking research and development to integrate crop health and/or management analytics with drone spraying systems to allow for “spot-spraying” applications 511 287 Eldana challenge continues, bat study under way https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/eldana-challenge-continues-bat-study-under-way-2019-12-06 Tracy Hancock Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 538637 1575356477 1575583200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000839795_resized_sasrieldanadamagedsugarcanestalks1022.jpg GROWING NUMBERS The Eldana populations have increased over the years in the Midlands, where growers prefer integrated pest management strategies that rely on spraying as a last resort 511 287 Industry 4.0 advancing in local sugar milling https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-40-advancing-in-local-sugar-milling-2019-12-06 Tracy Hancock Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 538804 1575356478 1575583200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000840242_resized_smrinirssugarmilling1120191022.jpg SUGAR 4.0 The potential value derived from Sugar Milling Research Institute NPC’s near-infrared spectroscopy analytical technology is only just beginning to be explored 511 287 Local sugar industry critical, master plan being developed https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-sugar-industry-critical-master-plan-being-developed-2019-12-06 Tracy Hancock Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 538628 1575356477 1575583200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000839765_resized_sugarcane1120191022.jpg SWEET ESCAPE To ensure sustainable development of the sugarcane sector, there needs to be diversification into sugar ethanol fuel and other cane-derived products 511 287 Sugar giant transforming business amid turmoil https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-giant-transforming-amid-turmoil-2019-12-06 Tracy Hancock Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 538631 1575356477 1575583200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000839775_resized_tongaathulettfelixtonmill1120191022.jpg FELIXTON MILL The initial assets of Tongaat Hulett’s transformative milling, refining and sugar marketing business have an installed capacity to produce more than one-million tons of sugar a year 511 287 Welding Alloys South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-alloys-south-africa-2019-03-29 Creamer Media Reporter Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:00:00 +0200 515156 1575361081 1575583200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000789110_resized_hammers3large1022.jpg 511 287 Company leads in advancing sugar technology https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-leads-in-advancing-sugar-technology-2019-03-13 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514183 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787230_resized_sugargrowersfeatureboschprojects030191022.jpg NEW DEVELOPMENTS Bosch projects has developed the Lamella Clarifier, that uses a series of inclined plates for fast, effective particle separation and settling 511 287 Company provides solutions to enhance production in sugar sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-provides-solutions-to-enhance-production-in-sugar-sector-2019-03-13 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514187 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787234_resized_sugargrowersbmgtimkenquickflex0320191022.jpg HEAVY DUTY COUPLINGS The Timken Quick-Flex and Vulkan GBN heavy industrial couplings are designed for efficient performance, low maintenance and extended service life 511 287 Trade and Industry committee attends to industry challenges https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/trade-and-industry-committee-attends-to-industry-challenges-2019-03-13 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514176 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787222_resized_sugargrowersfeaturesugarcaneplantation0320191022.jpg LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS The committee acknowledges that factors such as bio-fuels and cogeneration may require legislative changes 511 287 Industry asks government to intervene in crisis https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/industry-asks-government-to-intervene-in-crisis-2019-03-12 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514017 1553523591 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000786714_resized_sugargrowersfeaturesacanegrowerschairpersongraemestainbank0320191022.jpg GRAEME STAINBANK The South African Canegrowers’ Association believes that government should acknowledge the damage that a sugar tax has had on the economy and the sugar industry 511 287 Commitment to transform rural communities https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-producer-committed-to-transforming-rural-communities-2019-03-14 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514345 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787529_resized_sugargrowerssugarmalelanemill0320191022.jpg SHARING THE SWEETNESS Illovo Sugar South Africa makes an economic impact working with small retailers who sell its products within South Africa 511 287 Kilombero Sugar Company relinquishes land to create forest reserve https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/kilombero-sugar-company-relinquishes-land-to-create-forest-reserve-2019-03-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514358 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787536_resized_sugargrowerssugarcaneplantation0320191022.jpg PRESERVING NATURE Local communities, representatives of the Tanzania government and the TFCG decided that the Magombera Forest be declared a nature forest reserve 511 287 Vibrating equipment ensures effective sugar processing https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vibrating-equipment-ensures-effective-sugar-processing-2019-03-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514387 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787597_resized_sugargrowersfeaturepieteruysvipro3020191022.jpg PIETER UYS The vibrating equipment is made out of stainless steel, which decreases the chances of the sugar being contaminated 511 287 New tech helps mills improve factory control https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-technology-will-help-sugar-mills-improve-factory-control-2019-03-15 Khutso Maphatsoe Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 29 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0200 514473 1553523592 1553810400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000787770_resized_sugargrowerssugarmalelanemill0320191022.jpg NEW TECHNOLOGY Sugar mills can use the SMRI-NIRS system to obtain information that can help to better understand and control factory processes 511 287 Local sugar industry struggles to stay afloat https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-sugar-industry-struggles-to-stay-afloat-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505410 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767961_resized_sugarfairplaywideshootprotest1118attributetofairplay1022.jpg UNBALANCED TRADE The world sugar market is distorted by producer country incentives, resulting in production that is surplus to demand 511 287 Delays in biofuel framework hinder industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/delays-in-biofuel-framework-hinder-industry-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505421 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767951_resized_sugarfeaturebioethanoldripsfrompump1118bloomberg1022.jpg SLOW PROGRESS Even if the Biofuels Regulatory Framework is attractive, the first ethanol for biofuel would only reach the petrol blenders by the end of 2021 at the earliest 511 287 Partnership for land tenure rights mutually beneficial https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/partnership-for-land-tenure-rights-mutually-beneficial-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505423 1543910549 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000767958_resized_sugarillovoworkerskzn11181022.jpg WOMEN IN SUGAR More than 65% of those who have benefited from the Illovo Maragra plantation partnership to date have been women 511 287 Welding Alloys South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/welding-alloys-south-africa-2018-12-07 Creamer Media Reporter Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 506477 1543916717 1544133600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000770146_resized_hammers3large1022.jpg 511 287 OLI South Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/oli-south-africa-2018-12-07 Creamer Media Reporter Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 506480 1543917026 1544133600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000770151_resized_p31022.jpg 511 287 Sugar dumping remains a crisis for industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-dumping-remains-a-crisis-for-industry-2018-11-22 Paige Müller Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0200 505415 1548050031 1544133600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000775597_resized_0000768678resizedlebogangchaka11181022dylan.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/76851_2018-11-12_fairplay_-_hd_web.mp485159744Anti-dumping organisation FairPlay’s Lebogang Chaka discusses the impact of sugar dumping on the local industry. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd Anti-dumping organisation FairPlay’s Lebogang Chaka discusses the impact of sugar dumping on the local industry. Camerawork and Editing: Nicholas Boyd Short retention time silo installed in Thailand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/short-retention-time-silo-installed-in-thailand-2018-03-30 Tasneem Bulbulia Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480948 1522048525 1522360800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000713724_resized_boschprojectsshortretentiontimerefinedsugarconditioningsilohvacroomcomprising3blowersand2airconunits0320181022.jpg NEW TECHNOLOGY The newly developed short retention time refined sugar conditioning silo enables reduced residence time of 16 hours, compared with the standard period of between 65 and 72 hours 511 287 Polymer offering diversified into US beet sugar industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/polymer-offering-diversified-into-us-beet-sugar-industry-2018-03-30 Tasneem Bulbulia Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 480946 1522048525 1522360800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000713720_resized_vesconitebearingshangerellipticalhangerbearingforsugarapplications02181022.jpg PROCESS SWEETENER The HiTemp 150 hanger bearing is an abrasive-resistant material, ideal for applications that are wearing on traditional materials such as bronze 511 287 Insufficient tariff requires urgent intervention https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/insufficient-tariff-requires-urgent-intervention-2018-03-30 Tasneem Bulbulia Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200 481071 1522048525 1522360800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000713933_resized_southafricansugarassociationsugartaxinfographic03181022.jpg PROBLEMATIC The Health Promotion Levy currently being pursued will have an adverse effect on the local sugar market 511 287 Battling threat of sugar tax, excessive imports and low price https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/battling-threat-of-sugar-tax-excessive-imports-and-low-price-2017-12-08 Victor Moolman Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0200 472069 1512454231 1512684000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000694515_resized_dsc00671022.jpg DEDICATED TO SUGAR CANE Large parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga, about 360 000 ha, are dedicated to growing sugar cane 511 287 Strand jacks an effective option for sugar mills https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/strand-jacks-an-effective-option-for-sugar-mills-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446483 1491980033 1491948000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634036_resized_lovemorebrosstrandjacks032017jpg1022.jpg EFFECTIVE USE OF SPACE Strand jacks are particularly useful in operations with limited space available, such as in sugar mills, which are generally very congested 511 287 Demand grows as centrifugal screen proves its worth https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/demand-grows-as-centrifugal-screen-proves-its-worth-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446218 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Sugar industry reduces haulage costs by R38m https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-industry-reduces-haulage-costs-by-r38-million-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446401 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Need for industry growth must be recognised https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/potential-for-growth-in-s-africas-sugar-industry-must-be-recognised-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446276 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633584_resized_tsbsugarmalelanemill241112duane1022.jpg REMAINING GLOBALLY RELEVANT South Africa needs to protect its positon as a globally competitive producer of high-quality sugar 511 287 Sugar tax threatens sugar industry survival https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sugar-tax-threatens-sugar-industry-survival-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446274 1490623747 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Online platform advances sustainability in global sugar supply chain https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/online-platform-advances-sustainability-in-global-sugar-supply-chain-2017-03-31 Robyn Wilkinson Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446353 1493198931 1490911200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633759_resized_bonsucrosugarcane0320171022.jpg RESPONSIBLE SOURCING Bonsucro Connect will enable buyers to trace their supply and develop robust sourcing strategies to support producers of sustainable sugar cane-derived products 511 287 Expected decline in sugar cane crop https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/expected-decline-in-sugar-cane-crop-2016-03-25 Simon Sonnekus Sugar Growers, Millers and Refiners Fri, 25 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200 403642 1458291430 1458856800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000522809_resized_img73561022.jpeg RAIN NEEDED Since November 2014 to date, producers have noted an average decrease of about 60% of the required rainfall 511 287