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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GINNING AND PROCESSING RESEARCH TO ENHANCE QUALITY, PROFITABILITY, AND TEXTILE UTILITY OF WESTERN COTTONS

Location: Cotton Ginning Research

Title: Survey of Current Seed-Cotton and Lint Cleaning Practices in Us Roller Ginning Plants

Authors
item Whitelock, Derek
item Hughs, Sidney
item Armijo, Carlos

Submitted to: ASAE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 3, 2005
Publication Date: October 3, 2005
Citation: Whitelock, D.P., Hughs, S.E., Armijo, C.B. 2005. Survey of current seed-cotton and lint cleaning practices in US roller ginning plants. ASAE Annual International Meeting. Paper No. 041166.

Interpretive Summary: The US roller ginning industry has changed over the past 15 years. A survey of the US roller gins was conducted to document current roller ginning practices and identify the types and sequences of current seed-cotton and lint cleaning equipment. The survey revealed that there are many differences and some similarities between today's and the 1989 roller ginning industry. There were very few similarities in machinery set-up for seed cotton cleaning among gins. Most gins use one or two cylinder cleaners and an air-jet type cleaner for lint cleaning. The trend in roller ginning today seems to be toward aggressive seed-cotton cleaning and gentle lint cleaning to limit fiber damage. This information will aid researchers in assessing trends in the ginning industry to plan and focus future work to improve Pima cotton quality coming from US gins.

Technical Abstract: The US roller ginning industry has changed over the past 15 years. A survey of the US roller gins was conducted to document current roller ginning practices and identify the types and sequences of current seed-cotton and lint cleaning equipment. The survey revealed that there are many differences and some similarities between today's and the 1989 roller ginning industry. There were very few similarities in machinery set-up for seed cotton cleaning among gins. Most gins use one or two cylinder cleaners and an air-jet type cleaner for lint cleaning. The trend in roller ginning today seems to be toward aggressive seed-cotton cleaning and gentle lint cleaning to limit fiber damage.

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