Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/7/2014
Publication Date: 5/15/2014
Citation: Hughs, S.E., Armijo, C.B., Delhom, C.D., Whitelock, D.P. 2014. Continued research on gin saw tooth design. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference,January 6-8, 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 564-565.
Technical Abstract: Toothed saws have been used to separate cotton fiber from the seed for over 200 years. There have been many saw tooth designs developed over the years. Most of these designs were developed by trial and error. A complete and scientific analysis of tooth design has never been published. It is not known whether the optimum saw tooth design has been found, particularly for modern upland varieties. Initial and on-going laboratory ginning evaluations of some modern gin saw teeth have shown differences between saw tooth designs in ginning performance, average fiber quality measurements and yarn quality. This is a preliminary report on continued research to document these differences with the future goal of optimizing the design of gin saw teeth.