Bale Master™ II Bale Handling & Data Collection System


BaleMasterII Press ConsoleA Hardened Solution Without the Problems of the Computer in the Gin.  Request Pricing Today!

Cotton gins need reliability in their bale tracking system.  Of course, accuracy is also critical to protect the interests of the gin and producers, but a system that routinely experiences failures will inevitably cause bad data and interrupt production.  Halting production to resolve a minor issue with your bale tracking program is costly.  The new, streamlined Bale Master™ II eliminates the number one point of failure of bale data collection systems in the gin: the computer.  Issues caused by operating software updates or dust in the computer fan are gone! 

SPECIAL OFFER: No annual fee for the first year!  Early adopters in 2020 will not pay the annual remote support fee during their first ginning season with the Bale Master II.  This covers phone support and remote troubleshooting during regular business hours.  Contact LECO today to ask questions and request pricing.

BaleMasterII Press Console

A Hardened Solution Without Computer Problems.  Request Pricing Today!

Cotton gins need reliability in their bale tracking system.  A system that routinely experiences failures will inevitably cause bad data and interrupt production.  Halting production to resolve a minor issue with your bale tracking program is costly.  The new, streamlined Bale Master™ II eliminates the number one point of failure of bale data collection systems in the gin: the computer.  Issues caused by operating software updates or dust in the computer fan are gone! 

SPECIAL OFFER: No annual fee for the first year!  Early adopters in 2020 will not pay the annual remote support fee during their first ginning season with the Bale Master II.  Contact LECO today to learn more.

 

Key Features Client Success Stories Specifications REQUEST PRICING


Key Features

► Simplifies Your Operations

The Bale Master II can be configured with any serial compatible scale head so that bale weights can be recorded automatically.  With an LEC cottonseed scale that has an M340 or M221 PLC, seed weights are also recorded automatically.  All the operator has to do is update the load number.

► Saves on Costly Service Calls

The Bale Master II uses an advanced PLC and doesn't require a computer in the gin.  Most hardware and programming issues - if they arise - can be identified and corrected remotely.  This saves you on lost production time or lost data while you wait for a technician to travel to your location, and it saves you on the added travel expense.

► Gives You Complete Control of Your Data

Complete historical bale data is available from the office computer version of Bale Master II.  Bale data can be edited and transferred from the office.

► Eliminates the Risk of Lost Data

Transferred files are automatically saved to the archive and can be restored if the transfer file is lost.  At the end of ginning season, all data is saved to a backup file.

► No Bale Fees

Remote support will be covered by a modest annual fee.  SPECIAL OFFER: No annual fee for the first year!

Streamline your bale data collection and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today to get pricing.

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Client Success Stories

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Streamline your bale data collection and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today to get pricing.

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System Specifications

System Components

  • Modicon M221 PLC
  • Magelis 10.4" Touch Screen
  • Avery Weigh-Tronix ZM301 with Swivel Mount (if needed)
  • Heavy-Duty Edge Switch (Industrial Ethernet Switch)
  • WASP WCS 3905 Barcode Scanner
  • Transector Surge Protector
  • 20" x 20" x 6" NEMA 12 Enclosure
  • Can be integrated into Master Console and/or Press Console

Gin Program Screens

Main Screen

Bale Master II Gin Screen

The Bale Master II records bale numbers and weights automatically as each bale comes out of the press. All the press operator needs to do is enter the next Load Number by pressing the "Module #" button. The bale numbers automatically update in sequence, but the operator can override this function by pressing the "Next Bale #" button and entering a specific number.

With an LEC Seed Scale from Lubbock Electric, the operator can initiate a "Seed Catch" directly from the Bale Master II.

If the press turns too early, the operator is able to switch the seed weight values between the tramper and the ram with the "Swap Seed" button.

Utility Screen

Bale Master II Utility Screen

The "Utility" screen displays the timer delays for the press turn and bale scale.  The operator can adjust these delays directly from this screen.  Limit switches can be viewed and tested in the Utility Screen as well.  Issues with the bale scale can also be diagnosed from this screen.

 

Office Program Screens

Bales Screen

Bale Master II PC Main Screen

Current bale data can be viewed and analyzed from the "Bales" screen in the office.  The data can be filtered by bale number, load number, bale weight, seed weight, date, and more.  Records can be edited in this screen.

Transfer Screen

Bale Master II PC Transfer Screen

Current bale data can be saved to an export file in the "Transfer" screen.  After the data is transferred, it is automatically saved into the Bale Master II archive.

Archive Screen

Bale Master II PC Archive Screen

Archived bale data can be viewed in the "Archive" screen.  The data can be filtered by bale number, load number, bale weight, seed weight, date, etc.  Lost transfer files can be retrieved from this screen, and backup files can be created.  This is also where the data can be reset for a new season.

Gin Screen

Bale Master II PC Gin Screen

The "Gin" screen can also be viewed from the office.  This screen shows current data as bales are formed in the gin plus the three most recent bales.

Streamline your bale data collection and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today to get pricing.

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