Developing Durability and Marketability of the Power Roll Gin Stand

Period of Performance: 01/01/2004 - 12/31/2004

$296K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

PRT Marketing, LLC
P.O. Box 821935
Fort Worth, TX 76182
Principal Investigator

Abstract

A New cotton ginning technology, the Powered Roll Gin Stand, must be constructed according to the optimum configuration for the internal dimensions. B Preliminary research ginning trials in commercial cotton gin plants exhibited mechanical and manufacturing problems that showed that this technology needs designs improvements to be durable enough to withstand the real world conditions of ginning. A Multivariate research studies will be conducted to fully establish the effects and interactions of the numerous operating parameters available because of the new gin stand design technology. B The purpose of this research is to achieve improved designs in several aspects such as the paddle roll drive and roll box configuration which will prove to be durable enough for commercial operation.