Continuous Improvements Help Alabama Cotton Gin Increase Yields

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The cotton gin facility owned by Milstead Farm Group Inc. in Shorter, Alabama, requires a production process that can run at optimum levels 24 hours a day, six days a week until all the growing season’s cotton is in bales. When Milstead Farm Group first started ginning, it produced 15,000 (500 lb.) bales a year. Their volumes have gradually increased over the years, topping 65,000 bales in 2018. As a result, production rates have had to increase to achieve those numbers. Increasing production demands required not only better equipment but the fine-tuning of process controls, changing to a more powerful PLC and local I/O rack at the end of the 2017 ginning season and installing a new PROFINET communications backbone after the 2018 season.

Read this Application Story to find out what they achieved.

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