SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Apr 5 (ACN) With the aim of increasing agricultural yields through import substitution, the Enrique Villegas Martinez Workshops Division of Santa Clara, which belongs to Azutecnia Company, promotes the manufacture of machinery for quality control of sugar cane.
The entity -which provides different technologies to the diverse productive forms of the country, with incidence in the payment to the harvesters- is currently focused on the construction of horizontal mobile probes and plant stalk shredders.
Eduardo Ruiz Benitez, director of the Workshops Division, told the press that this technology makes it possible to obtain valuable information from the extraction of the juice of the grass, regarding the content of sucrose, fiber and impurities, as well as its potential yield in the field and the chemical composition of the guarapo.
Three additional machines will be produced in the first quarter of 2021, in addition to the 36 produced during the past year.
The executive commented that the factory will also expand its range of assortments of hydraulic and conventional concrete mixers and motor reducers for compaction of plant mass, as well as silo harvesters for forage harvesting, equipment that will allow stratifying the payment systems according to the quality of the raw material during the mechanized cutting stage.
According to Jose Ernesto Aguilera Aguilera, director of Azutecnia, the industry intends to reach around 44 million pesos this year from the manufacture and repair of agricultural machinery for the sugar industry, as well as from the recovery of spare parts and truck trailers.