Cane and Beet Sugar

Sugar manufacturing is a multi-step process for both cane and beet sugar sources. Most sugar factories globally benefit from SCHMIDT + HAENSCH solutions for sugar production and analysis.

Applications for the sugar industry

Applications for the sugar industry include: sugar extraction (first expressed juice), continuous in-line brix measurement, filtration of the sugar juice for laboratory analysis, titration, turbidity analysis, sample preparation, sugar purity analysis, final molasses concentration, quality and mixed liquor analysis for sugar production, beet and cane sugar processing and beet and cane sugar extraction. Of course, sugar for food & beverage consumption must fulfill extremely high-quality standards. The general goal of a sugar factory is to achieve a high yield of sucrose output with the least input of energy and minimal sugar loss. Due to tight energy control cane factories act as electrical energy producers feeding electricity into the grid.

Crystal Sugar Production

In crystal sugar production, the aim is to produce the maximum amount of high purity sugar crystals, avoiding fine grains and conglomerates. Sugar manufacturing starts with the extraction of juice from either sugar cane or sugar beets. An important aspect is the participation of the farmer to produce beets or cane with a high sucrose content. The reliable analysis of first expressed juice for payment purposes with the SCHMIDT + HAENSCH Saccharomat® are the basis for objective payment regimes. All steps of the sugar production like juice purification, evaporation and crystalizing can be monitored by SCHMIDT + HAENSCH’s analytical instruments or on- and inline monitoring systems. Precious resources and energy can be significantly reduced by using process refractometers from SCHMIDT + HAENSCH within your production line. Our inline process technology can be used to monitor your refining process without loss of product and help to save resources and save the environment. SCHMIDT + HAENSCH has contributed to developing a clarification-free sugar analysis that relieves the sugar factory from hazardous waste.

Measuring Brix

Accurate measurements of the Brix (mass % of sucrose) of raw and in-process liquids helps quantify and qualify your sucrose refinement process. SCHMIDT + HAENSCH process and benchtop refractometers as well as the Purity Analyzer provide:
  • Increased quality of liquid and crystal sugars
  • Sugar production precisely according to ICUMSA methods and standards
  • Sugar products precisely according to recipe
  • Optimized extraction and saving of resources
  • Energy savings
  • Control of feed juice to adjust the crystallization process
The SCHMIDT + HAENSCH Purity Analyzer provides in-lab quality control of the highest standards and assurance that liquid sugar and molasses also meet the required specifications.

Suggested Products

Schmidt.+ Haensch ATR-BR
Compact Refractometer
High Performance Refractometer
The SCHMIDT + HAENSCH AutoDosage for fast and easy sample preparation in your laboratory.
AutoDosage® universal dosing system
Automatic Dosing and Dilution for Laboratories
AutoFilt® Z
Automatic Filtration - chemical free
Coloromat® 100
Spectrophotometer for Color Measurement
iPR B3
Inline Brix Refractometer
Hygenic Design Process Refractometer
Inline Process Refractometer with Certified Hygienic Design
Ash On-line Analyzer
Crystal Sugar Ash Content
On-line purity analyzer
Concentration Measurements of Factory Juices
Ash Color Turbidity Analyzer
Automated Analysis of Ash Content
On-line Titration
Analysis of pH, Alkalinity and Lime 
Polartronic V S+H
Polartronic® V – The Allrounder
High-Performance Circle Polarimeter
Purity Analyzer®
Sugar analysis laboratory
Saccharoflex 2020
Reflectance colorimeter
Saccharomat® V
Sugar Polarimeter - Saccharimeter
Calibration standards
Sugar color determination
Celite filter aid
Clarcel CBL or Filter Cel
Certified Reference Material – Sugar
Temperature compensated sugar reference solution with different concentrations 
Filter pads
Whatman® qualitative filter paper
Precision balances
Accessory for AutoDosage automatic dosage system
Silent oil compressor
Clarcel CBL or Filter Cel

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