USTER TECHNOLOGIES, Inc., is offering a version of its Uster Intelligin gin process control system for sale, in addition to the lease options the company has offered since the system's introduction.

According to Uster Technologies, the decision to offer the system for sale was based on the diverse technical needs of the ginning industry.

“There can be advantages to both the lease and the buy option,” said Alvin Ellison of Uster Technologies. “But the ultimate advantage is giving more gins the ability to use this powerful technology.”

Ellison said the lease option version of Intelligin provides ginners with total automatic process control. In this configuration, the system measures the cotton quality and automatically controls temperatures and cleaning.

The purchase version of Intelligin offers the same process monitoring functions and allows the ginner to manually control temperatures and cleaning. Ginners can also select from other options to tailor the Intelligin system to their specific needs.

“This provides ginners with a lot of flexibility, and gives them the ability to maximize profit potential from using Intelligin in the way that works best for their situations,” Ellison said.

“Either system provides the ginner with higher turnout, less waste, better fiber quality, and lower operating costs. We can have a system installed and running in as little as two days. With Intelligin, there is the opportunity for immediate improvement.”

This optimum processing results in more bales per module and less damage to the fiber, benefiting the grower, ginner and spinner, according to Uster. The company says that AFIS and HVI data show that short fiber content and neps are reduced significantly, while fiber uniformity is increased.