Sugar manufacturing is a seasonable business. Each year, the company operates three around-the-clock shifts to process the sugar beets within a roughly 100 day timeframe from late September to late December. The employees and the measurement instruments work under extremely tough conditions during this three-month production period. Given that an interruption to production costs 4,000 Swiss Francs per hour, production reliability and plant availability are the highest priority.
The broad and proven product portfolio from Endress+Hauser ensures the operation of each important step in the sugar production process, from loading the sugar beets into storage, to extraction, evaporation and crystallization. The measurement instruments reliably capture and evaluate data relevant to the process, such as flow, level, pressure, temperature and various analysis parameters. The measurement instruments feature a robust design that ensures flawless operation not only in production, but also during the subsequent cleaning and maintenance phase. This guarantees:
- Reduced downtime
- High plant availability