Experiences with Gin Process Control at Burdette Gin

W. Stanley Anthony, Richard K. Byler and LeRoy Deavenport


Various components of a computerized process control system such as infrared moisture meters, video cameras, computers, paddle samplers, pneumatic cylinders, etc., were installed in a phased approach over a 5-year period at Burdette Gin. The system is not yet fully automated or fully implemented, but all of the components that have been evaluated thus far functioned well for extended periods of time. Analyses indicates that reducing the number of lint cleaners from two to one on lint cotton that does not require the additional stage of lint cleaning will increase the bale value of the entire crop by about $3. Controlling moisture correctly will have a similar impact and a savings of about $6 per bale.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 176 - 179
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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