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Automation of Sugar Cane Crushing in Sugar Mill

M. Aravindprasad, G. Arun, M. Sasikumar, M. Sundaraiya, M. Suseen


The Sugar Plant contains various stages involved in the production of sugar starting from the inflow of sugarcane into the crushing machine. Now a days in Sugar Plant, if heavy load enters into the crushing machine it cannot crush properly. So the wastage is increased and production rate will be reduced. To overcome this problem, we are going to implement the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) based speed control of three phase induction motor. The VFD controls the speed of three phase induction motor depending upon the load entering the crushing machine by increasing or decreasing the RPM of the motor. The whole unit is controlled by Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and monitored by Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA).


Automation, Programmable Logic Controller, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System, Variable Frequency Drive.

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