Cottonseed Scales Designed for Accuracy and Durability


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Cotton gins need accurate seed weight measures to protect the bottom line and be fair to customers.  You need a durable scale that will hold up to the demands of continuous ginning.  You need a scale that complements and doesn't hinder your ginning process.  We design our seed scales to meet your needs.

Lubbock Electric has seed scales in stock.  Contact us today to request pricing or place an order.

 

Key Features Retrofits & Upgrades Client Success Story Specifications REQUEST PRICING


Key Features

► Designed for Superior Accuracy with Four Load Cells

Accurate cottonseed weight measures build trust with your producers and are essential in the cotton ginning process. For this reason, Lubbock Electric seed scales are built with four load cells instead of just two, which is standard in most comparable seed scales. This increases the reliability of our scales' weight readings. It also increases their measuring capacity. As an example, a seed scale that uses two load cells with a 500 lb weight capacity will accurately measure up to 1,000 lbs, whereas a seed scale with four of the same load cells can accurately measure up to 2,000 lbs. Our LEC-100XD seed scale uses four 300-lb rated load cells, and our LEC-150XD and LEC-200XD seed scales use four 500-lb rated load cells. Moreover, the load cells and scale head are NTEP-certified for accuracy.

► Durable Construction with Less Wear and Tear

Lubbock Electric seed scales are constructed with heavy gauge steel, and all wear parts have been strengthened for long, trouble-free operation.  The structure is further fortified with additional bracing.  The use of four load cells also increases the load capacity of our seed scales to prevent overload damage.  Additionally, the hopper doors utilize a clamshell design.  This design takes up less space than alternative designs.  The clamshell doors dump cleanly and have maxium clearance above the seed plug or vacuum.  The clamshell doors also require fewer mechanical parts contributing to less wear and tear.

 ► Easy, Automatic Operation

Our seed scales operate automatically.  Seed is weighed in the bottom hopper, and a customizable weight set point tells the top hopper to close and block the flow of seed.  The PLC reads the weight and opens the bottom hopper to release the seed.  Then, the scale resets to measure the incoming seed.  When the press turns, the remaining seed is weighed to complete the total for that bale.

► Choose From 3 Models to Suit Your Facility

We know that cotton gins have different gin equipment, ginning speeds, and plant layouts.  We offer our seed scale in three sizes to ensure that you will have a seed scale that suits your gin.  The LEC-100XD is the upgraded model of our LEC-100.  It is compact in size, and it can easily handle ginning speeds up to 60 bales per hour.  The LEC-150 and LEC-200 have been designed to meet the demands of high capacity gins.  Both models can handle ginning speeds up to 120 bales per hour.  The LEC-150XD has a reduced height compared to the LEC-200XD, so it is perfect for productive gins that have limited space.

► Controls Programmed to Account For Potential Problems at the Press

Cotton gins are bound to encounter mechanical issues during a typical ginning season.  We design our products to help when that happens.  Our electronic seed scales are programmed to help ginners make quick adjustments.  For example, our controls offer a manual means of cutting the seed weight if the press turn signal is not functional.  The operator can also swap the recorded seed weights of bales in case of an accidental press turn.

► 100% Service Support During Ginning Season

A big reason why many cotton gins use LECO products is because they trust that their seed scales will be serviced in a timely manner during ginning season.  They know that Lubbock Electric is very loyal to the cotton gin industry.  We provide 24/7 emergency service (both remote and on-site) for all of our products during ginning season.  We care about your success and want to maximize your uptime. 

Invest in a new seed scale and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today for pricing.

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Retrofits & Upgrades

Already have the LEC-100 cottonseed scale?  Your LEC-100 can be retrofitted with the improvements of our latest designs.  We will upgrade your scale's electronics to the latest PLCs from Square D.  Relying on older, potentially obsoleted controls technology increases the risk that your scale can't be serviced during ginning season due to limited parts availability.  A retrofit will include an extra load cell for enhanced accuracy.  We will also improve the mechanical design with added air cylinders for smooth operation and longer life.

LEC 100XD Dust CoverSeed Scale Dust Cover Kit

Let's face it. Cotton gins have dirty, abusive environments.  Plus, cottonseed is one of the worst offenders when it comes to airbone lint.  That's why we always recommend adding a dust cover to your seed scales.  Our dust cover encloses the major openings of the scale.  Access doors allow for maintenance, and plexiglass windows permit constant inspection of working parts.  A transition on the top facilitates connection to existing air lines to pull a suction on the scale.

Seed Scale Dust Cover Kit

Let's face it. Cotton gins have dirty, abusive environments.  Plus, cottonseed is one of the worst offenders when it comes to airbone lint.  That's why we always recommend adding a dust cover to your seed scales.  Our dust cover encloses the major openings of the scale.  Access doors allow for maintenance, and plexiglass windows permit constant inspection of working parts.  A transition on the top facilitates connection to existing air lines to pull a suction on the scale.

LEC 100XD Dust Cover

Spare Parts and Repair Kit

Downtime is costly, so you should have spare parts on hand.  Our spare parts kit helps you fix many mechanical issues quickly and inexpensively.  The kit includes air cylinders, a scale load cell, linkage pins, bushings, shoulder bolts, flange bearings, an on/off switch, and a back mount air gauge.

 

Upgrade your seed scale and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today for pricing.

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Client Success Story

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Invest in a new seed scale and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today for pricing.

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Product Specifications

LEC-100XD

  • Maximum Measuring Capacity: 1,200 lbs
  • Maxiumum Load Capacity:  2,400 lbs
  • Product Weight:  620 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: Approximately 775 lbs
  • Ginning Speed Capacity:  Up to 60 bales per hour

LEC-100XD Seed Scale

LEC-150XD

  • Maximum Measuring Capacity: 1,500 lbs
  • Maxiumum Load Capacity:  3,000 lbs
  • Product Weight:  915 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: Approximately 1100 lbs
  • Ginning Speed Capacity:  Up to 120 bales per hour

LEC-100XD Seed Scale

LEC-200XD

  • Maximum Measuring Capacity: 1,500 lbs
  • Maxiumum Load Capacity:  3,000 lbs
  • Product Weight:  930 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: Approximately 1100 lbs
  • Ginning Speed Capacity:  Up to 120 bales per hour

LEC-100XD Seed Scale

 

Screens

Press Screen

Seed Scale Main Press Screen

On the Press Screen, the current seed weight and previous 12 weights are prominently displayed.  The operator can initiate a seed catch from this screen.  When the seed catch button is pressed twice, the button flashes and the cumulative weight is displayed until the seed catch is turned off.

 

Ginner Screen

Seed Scale Ginner Screen

The Ginner Screen offers the same functions as the Press Screen.  Instead of displaying all 12 of the most recent seed weights, it offers additional control to the operator.  In case there is a problem at the press, the operator can manually send a turn press message, change the module or trailer, and change the customer from this screen.  When any of these three buttons are pressed, the corresponding push button will flash at the press to alert the press operator to perform the indicated operation.

 

EAGL.SYS­­® Screen

Seed Scale EAGL Screen

The EAGL.SYS® Screen is available to cotton gins that also have the EAGL.SYS® or Bale Master™ II bale tracking programs from Lubbock Electric.  This screen integrates with those programs and displays additional bale data, such as the customer account number, load number, bale number, and bale weight.

 

Utility Screen

Seed Scale Utility Screen

From the Utility Screen, the operator can adjust the hopper set point and alert set point.  If needed, the seed scale hopper doors can be manually operated from this screen.  The operator can also correct for problems at the press, such as a missed press latch, with the "Reverse Seed Weights" and "Manual Cut Seed" buttons.

 

Adjust Screen

Seed Scale Adjust Screen

The Adjust Screen is a password-protected screen accessible from the Utility Screen.  From this screen, the operator can toggle between the Press, Ginner, and EAGL.SYS screens.  The user can also change the access password and adjust seed values.  Another important feature on the Adjust Screen is the "Toggle Mode" button.  This allows the operator to adjust how seed data is transmitted to a third party program.  Data can be transmitted automatically in real time ("Auto Mode") or on demand with bale data stored ("Poll Mode").

 

Invest in a new seed scale and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today for pricing.

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