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  • Technology Offerings for Improved Fiber Quality, Ginnery Efficiency, and

    Overall Competitiveness

    Claude Vernier Lummus Corporation

    Technology Offerings for Improved Fiber Quality, Ginnery Efficiency, and

    Overall Competitiveness

    Claude Vernier Lummus Corporation

  • Goals • Preserve Fiber Quality

    • Maximized efficiency

  • Topics • Electrical Controls

    • Seed Cotton Conditioning (Drying and Moisture Restoration) • Press Upgrades • Saw Gin Upgrades •High-Speed Roller Ginning • “Quality-Focused” Lint Cleaning

  • Electrical Controls • >15 years old = obsolete •Main Consoles • Press Consoles •Bale Moisture Monitor •Gin/Feeder Controls • Shaft Monitor System

    Electrical Controls • >15 years old = obsolete •Main Consoles • Press Consoles •Bale Moisture Monitor •Gin/Feeder Controls • Shaft Monitor System

  • Main Control Consoles • PLC-Based • Touch-Screen Operator

    Interfaces •Remote Gin/Feeder Controls • Shaft Monitor System • SPARK System

    System-Performance-Analysis- Response-Knowledge

  • Press Consoles

    •Adaptable to many models

    •Advanced troubleshooting

    • Simpler reconfiguration

  • Seed Cotton Drying and Conditioning Upgrades

    • Improved Drying Systems (higher air volumes and lower temperatures)

    • Moisture Restoration (in seed cotton) – to staple length and reduce short fiber

    • Moisture Restoration (in lint cotton) – to reduce the load on the bale press and improve the fiber handling

  • Press Upgrades • Premier™ III Series Pumping Unit • Hydraulic Tramper/Pusher Conversions • New Compression Cylinders (larger diameter/lower pressure) • Press Rebuilds (Strain Rods, Boxes, Sills, etc.)

  • Gin Stand Upgrades • Lummus 116-Saw and 170-Saw

    Imperial™ III Gins

    • Gin/Feeder Controls

    • Imperial III Gin Conversions (88/108 to 116 or 128/158 to 170)

  • High-Speed Roller Gin • Developed by USDA-ARS Mesilla

    Park Gin Lab • Cooperative effort between Gin Lab

    and Lummus • Similar capacity per horsepower as

    saw ginning • Better Uniformity • Less Neps and SFC • Conversions available for all late-

    model brands of roller gins

  • “Quality-Focused” Lint Cleaning

    • Sentinel™ II Lint Cleaner (for Upland cotton)

    •Guardian™ Lint Cleaner (for ELS cotton)

  • Sentinel™ II Lint Cleaner • Original concept pioneered by

    by USDA-ARS Mesilla Park Gin Lab (Coupled Gin/Lint Cleaner)

    • Sentinel™ introduced in 1999 • Sentinel™ II introduced in 2008,

    addressing maintenance issues and improving the feeding system

    • Conversion package available for existing Sentinel™ Lint Cleaners

    Sentinel™ II Lint Cleaner • Original concept pioneered by

    by USDA-ARS Mesilla Park Gin Lab (Coupled Gin/Lint Cleaner)

    • Sentinel™ introduced in 1999 • Sentinel™ II introduced in 2008,

    addressing maintenance issues and improving the feeding system

    • Conversion package available for existing Sentinel™ Lint Cleaners

  • Guardian™ Lint Cleaner • Controlled-batt textile-type lint

    cleaner for ELS cotton • In production since late 1980’s • Offers superior cleaning and

    better sample appearance for ELS cottons in comparison to traditional roller gin lint cleaning systems without damaging fiber

  • Thank you!

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