Ginning Process

The Deerwell concept eliminates the constant maintenance and cost of the tarp.
A savings in the production cost of the ginning process.
Many solutions, from manual to fully automatic, are available to the gin, to enhance the adaptation of the Deerwell concept.

to the gin

Handling at the gin



Transportation to the gin

Unlike the traditional square modules which can be transport only by module trucks, Deerwell maintains the module’s round shape with minimum expansion - allowing transport to the gin with various transportation means such as flatbed truck, Stover truck, road train and more.

Handling at the gin

Recommendations and guidelines for all feeder floor types:

  Modules must be placed close together without gaps on the feeder floor.
  Modules placed onto a feeder floor with the axis orientated perpendicular to the floor travel direction should have suitable feed rate control or accumulator to compensate for the peaks and valleys of the modules.
  Modules placed on the feeder floor with the axis orientated parallel to the floor travel direction may need to have feeder side walls of approximately 5 ft. to contain the modules.
  Modules placed onto a roller style feeder floor with the axis orientated parallel to the floor travel direction may need increased friction between the rollers and the unwrapped module.
  For moving head feeders, modules should be placed on the concrete slab with the module axis orientated perpendicular to the head travel direction.
  Wrapped modules must not directly pass over rock or debris removing rollers.
  Wrapped module handling equipment with chains must be equipped with puncture and slit resistant lugs.
  A compactor should be placed close to the unwrapping processing location to be used for all plastic from the unwrapping process.
  Carefully dispose of all pieces of plastic in gin yard or near feeder floor entrance.
  Inspect disposer drums or other possible wrap collection points.

When cutting the wrap, make only one clean cut along the entire length of the module without leaving shreds of plastic at the cut.
Average size modules
  • An average size module would be between 90 and 96 inches.
  • An RFID tag (A) is located near the inner wrap end (usually it is not visually seen)
  • The Safe Cutting Zone (B) is 180 degrees from the RFID tag location
  • Note: the red zone (C) is a “No Cut Zone” as cutting in this area may cause small pieces of wrap, enter into the cotton.
  • If your Deerwell removal machine does not have an RFID reader – the Safe Cutting Zone (B) should be 180 degrees from the white metallic label with barcode and serial number (D) located 15.5 inches above the Deerwell tail (visually seen)
Small modules
In smaller modules, such as one that is ejected at the end of day or when finishing a field, the Safe Cutting Zone may move, so extra care should be taken when opening those modules, to make sure small pieces of wrap do not enter into the cotton.