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Titanium Alloy is Best Material for Roller Shaft in Sugar Mill

Ashish B. Pendharkar; Laxmikant S. Dhamande

Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering & Sciences Publication(BEIESP)

In sugar industry, the sugar processing done in different sections, but to increase total crushing per day (TCD) capacity, the milling section takes a vital role in the sugar industry. The sugar industry aims to extract the maximum amount of juice from sugarcane. In the milling section, the processed sugarcane is fed in between the three-roller shaft from the different arrangements, there are different loads applied on each part roller shafts. When load between all rollers varies then there is a chance of bending it is analyzed to check the roller shaft condition. The modeling is done on roller shaft with the help of CATIA V5. After modeling, we analyze the condition of the rollers, when different stress or forces are applied to different sections of the roller shaft it analyzed with the help of Finite element method using ANSYS WORKBENCH software. We were selecting titanium alloy materials for the roller shaft to analyze the variation in results. When comparing the calculated and software-based results using Maximum Shear stress and Total deformation for top, feed, and discharge rollers said the roller shafts are safe to use in the sugar industry and titanium alloy is the best material for these roller shafts.

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