Industrial automation and electronics department

The eRcane Industrial Automation and Electronics Department, founded in 1973, has made a major contribution towards modernizing sugar processing management in Réunion through the introduction of distributed control systems (DCS)

The eRcane Industrial Automation and Electronics Department, founded in 1973, has made a major contribution towards modernizing sugar processing management in Réunion through the introduction of distributed control systems (DCS) via which sugar mill operations can be monitored and viewed from a central control station. Meanwhile, automation—incorporating technological advances—has continued to improve machine safety and process management, while reducing the breakdown rate and improving the sugar processing consistency.
This department has a laboratory equipped with a testing and programme simulation station. It provides tailored training for sugar and distillery staff in Réunion and in any countries that request its expertise.

Project monitoring

 

The department team is involved at all project stages, whether it be a new device to outfit or an existing device to upgrade:

  • assessing needs with the mill teams
  • drafting the specifications
  • determining the automation
  • quipment to be purchased
  • determining the control loops
  • automation control programme implementation
  • execution of graphic display for HMI (Human-Machine Interface)
  • testing on test benches
  • deployment of the unit at the mill site.

Our offer

The eRcane Industrial Automation Department has already exported its expertise to several countries.
Most sugar process automation projects are programmed, verified and tested at eRcane before being implemented on site.
The training courses organized by the Industrial Automation Department in Réunion are also available to foreign trainees.
The eRcane Industrial Automation Department also manufactures transmitters tailored for crushing and crystallization processes in the cane sugar manufacturing industry (chute level transmitters, conductivity meters, etc.).