Machine and equipment evaluation

Cenicaña executes research projects to evaluate the performance of implements and field machines used by sugar mills and suppliers, in order to give recommendations for selection, calibration and operation.

Experiments are carried out in representative agro-ecological zones of the Cauca Valley and in areas that present special problems, such as lots with high presence of rocks or zones of high humidity. Among the criteria used to make the evaluation of the performance of implements is the power requirement, the degree of soil compaction, the consumption of irrigation water, and the productivity, among others.