Zigbee based monitoring and control of melter process in sugar industry

V. Saravanan, S. Arivoli, K. Valarmathi
2014 2014 International Conference on Electronics and Communication Systems (ICECS)  
This paper presents utilization of Programmable Control System (PLC) for sugar factory brix measurement. Brix is dissolved amount of sucrose crystal to clear syrup named after German mathematician and engineer Adolf Brix (symbol °Bx). Sugar industry use batch pans for boiling of clear syrup to form the sugar crystals. This pure crystal can only be developing in certain confined pan parameters. Pressure, temperature, vacuum and level are the main parameters of a pan system. One degree Brix is 1
more » ... e degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by mass. PLC is a current trend in control system. In sugar industry PLC can be used for controlling parameter of the batch pan. PLC based control system can improve the results of this non-linear multi input multi output system.
doi:10.1109/ecs.2014.6892551 fatcat:5pfs2naoenfstivjdmj2nufzhu