Defining conveying requirements for the sugar industry
Conveying requirements for the sugar industry fall into two discrete categories. Reliable transport of the pulped sugar beet feed involves handling a sticky sludge with variable moisture content.
In contrast the granulated sugar product that forms the bulk of sugar industry output is:
- Has a closely defined specification
- May cake, even in the absence of moisture
Sugar conveyors from Guttridge
For pulped sugar beet feeds, Guttridge offers screw feeders with drop bottom doors, features that simplify cleaning and wash out.
Screw conveyors can also be a good option for granulated products with the pitch of the screw modified to meet speed and loading requirements and ensure controlled product flow. Hygienic transport is essential and stainless steel is therefore typically the preferred material of construction. Elevators can be an inexpensive and energy efficient choice where vertical lift is required and are available with special bucket systems where appropriate.
Guttridge machinery is well-suited to the sugar conveying industry, some of which include:
- Guttridge Range conveyors, dischargers and elevators
- Bespoke solutions from the Custom HD Range conveyors, dischargers and elevators
ATEX zoned equipment is offered where necessary and bespoke solutions are routinely delivered.