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  • 2.1.5-COTTON VALUE ADDITION-SEED COTTON UNLOADING

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  • Seed cotton unloading

    Chapter 2 - Cotton value addition - Impact of varieties and production practices

     
     
    Unloading systems remove seed cotton from the transport vehicle and feed cotton into the gin at a constant and uniform rate. An auxiliary function is to remove rocks, metal, or other hazardous material and to remove wet, green bolls and some sand and dirt. There are two types of seed cotton unloading systems: pneumatic suction through swinging telescopes that remove cotton directly from the trailer or module; and module disperser systems that break up the module mechanically and deposit the seed cotton on to a conveyor that delivers it to a fixed suction pick-up point.