MasterFlow™ III Gin Stand Controller Designed for More Uptime & Productivity


Upgrade for More Control & Less Worry During Gin Season.  Request Pricing & Product Info Today!

From the module feeder to the automatic strapper, there are myriad potential points of failure in a cotton gin that can slow down or completely arrest the flow of cotton.  Lubbock Electric Co. designed the MasterFlow™ III Touch Screen Gin Stand Controller to reduce the risk that gin stand downtime may slow down production.  The MasterFlow™ III's design allows for easy, remote troubleshooting, advanced alerts, and intelligent motor load sensing to reduce the potential for downtime and achieve maximum ginning speed.  The MasterFlow™ III also has features that allow you and the gin operators to control any gin breast mechanism.

Lubbock Electric has MasterFlow™ III units on the shelf ready to be customized for your equipment.  Contact us today to ask questions and request pricing.

 

Key Features Client Success Story Specifications REQUEST PRICING


Key Features

► Simplified Troubleshooting for Reduced Downtime

The MasterFlow™ Gin Stand Controller has an enhanced Diagnostic Screen that will pinpoint the source of a shutdown.  In most cases, you will not need the help of a technician to resolve problems with your gin stands.  The MasterFlow™ III's Diagnostic Screen displays which motors are running, which limit switches and devices are on, as well as the status of the PLC input and output modules.  The MasterFlow™ III is also equipped with a Motor Test screen that allows you to test the mote motor, feed motor, agitator motor, and gin breast.

► Internet-Connectivity for Remote Monitoring

The MasterFlow™ III's PLC is internet-capable, which means that you can monitor your gin stands from an office computer or a tablet.  This capability also allows our technicians to troubleshoot your controllers remotely if there is a problem that you or your gin operators cannot resolve.  In the majority of cases, we can diagnose the problem and provide a remedy without traveling to your location, saving you time and money.

► Less Expensive to Service

The MasterFlow™ III utilizes current technology and easily sourced parts.  Additionally, the PLC is modular.  This means that if an input module is bad, only that piece needs to be replaced and downtime will be minimal.  Conversely, controls with electronic boards or older PLCs may require complete replacement if an input or output is bad.  With the MasterFlow™ III, you can expect less downtime and less costly servicing each year compared to older technology.

► Seamless Integration With Any Gin Stand Equipment

The MasterFlow™ III Gin Stand Controller is designed to integrate with all gin stand manufacturers.  For example, it is compatible with DC and AC feed motors, and it can accomodate a seed roll agitator and a brush motor in addition to the saw motor.  Unlike traditional hard-wired gin stand controllers, the MasterFlow™ III control system is highly configurable to meet your unique process or equipment setup.

► Powerful Control Over Every Gin Stand Operation

Older PLCs have their inputs and outputs on the controllers themselves, which means that there is a physical limit to the number of factors you can control.  Not so with the MasterFlow™ III!  This system has the capability for any gin breast mechanism, whether it is motorized or air cylinder activated.  In addition to the system's flexibility in providing various control outputs, it can also accept numerous specified inputs.  This allows the system to provide alerts that notify the operator of potential problems, such as saw motor overload, "Gin Breast In" sensor failures and more.

► Protects Gin Stand Motors

The MasterFlow™ III Controller was designed to respond automatically to changes in the current to the saw motor and the seed roll agitator. The system allows you to select a desired ginning rate based on the percent of saw motor and seed roll agitator load.  When the load exceeds this point, the controller will reduce feed speed.  When the load is below the set point, the controller will increase the feed speed. Using this functionality in addition to hopper limit switches and apron photocells, the gin stand can function at maximum productivity with little intervention AND prevent downtime.

► 100% Service Support During Ginning Season

A big reason why many cotton gins are switching to the MasterFlow™ III is because they can't get their controls serviced in a timely manner during ginning season.  Other manufacturers have gone out of business or simply don't support their products.  This will not be the case with Lubbock Electric.  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. 

Upgrade your gin stand controls and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today to get pricing.

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Client Success Story

Oasis Gin, Inc. - South Plant

"Before Oasis Gin South installed MasterFlow™ III Controllers on every gin stand, we were using electronic-based Ziph Controls.  When we encountered an issue, I could troubleshoot them myself, but there were a couple issues that held us back.  For one, it was impossible to test the programmed circuit boards to see if they were the source of a problem, so we had to have spares on hand just in case.  On the whole, the controls still worked okay, but I knew that we could have something better. 

 

"One feature that I really like about the MasterFlow™ III is that I can see how hard the agitator motor and saw motor are working.  For example, one motor may be running at 90%, and it will cause the other to overload.  With the MasterFlow™III, I can find the "sweet spot" where the motors run best, and I can create set points for both the agitator motor and saw motor.  From there, the MasterFlow™ III can operate the gin stand automatically.

 

"With the MasterFlow™ III's Diagnostics Screen and the prints that Lubbock Electric gave us, troubleshooting is very simple for me.  In fact, I can resolve almost every problem without assistance.  On the rare occasion I've called Lubbock Electric for support, I have received prompt and excellent service.

 

"Since installing the MasterFlow™III controls, we have less gin stand downtime than we did before, and we can gin at maximum speed.  I believe in always moving forward with new technology when it improves operations.  That's why I am glad that we upgraded our controls to the MasterFlow™III."

 

- Pete Segura, Superintendent at Oasis Gin, Inc. South Plant

Upgrade your gin stand controls and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today to get pricing.

Oasis with MasterFlow III

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Product Specifications

Touch Screen Operator's Control Panel

  • 10.4 inch Magelis Touch Screen Panel
  • 14 in. x 12 in. x 6 in. Enclosure
  • Cat 5e Connection to PLC
  • Optional Swing Arm Display Mount

 

Primary Controller

  • Modicon M340 Programmable Automation Controller
  • Altivar ATV12 Variable Speed Drive (only with AC Feed Motor)
  • 30 in. x 24 in. x 8 in. Enclosure
  • 2 Load Monitoring Current Transformers
  • Full Integration Into Ginner's Master Console
MasterFlow 3 Gin Stand Controller PLC Enclosure Dimensions
MasterFlow 3 Gin Stand Operator Control Panel Dimensions

Upgrade your gin stand controls and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact Lubbock Electric today to get pricing.

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Upgrade for More Control & Less Worry.  Request Pricing Today!

From the module feeder to the automatic strapper, there are myriad potential points of failure in a cotton gin that can slow down or completely arrest the flow of cotton.  Lubbock Electric Co. designed the MasterFlow™ III Touch Screen Gin Stand Controller to reduce the risk that gin stand downtime may slow down production.  The MasterFlow™ III's design allows for easy, remote troubleshooting, advanced alerts, and intelligent motor load sensing to achieve maximum ginning speed.  The MasterFlow™ III also has features that allow you to control any gin breast mechanism.

MasterFlow™ III units are on the shelf ready to be customized for your gin.  Ask LECO questions and request pricing today.

 

Key Features Client Success Story Specifications REQUEST PRICING


Key Features

► Simplified Troubleshooting for Reduced Downtime

The MasterFlow™ Gin Stand Controller's enhanced Diagnostic Screen will pinpoint the source of a shutdown.  In most cases, you will not need the help of a technician to resolve problems with your gin stands.  The Diagnostic Screen displays which motors are running, which limit switches and devices are on, as well as the status of the PLC input and output modules.  The MasterFlow™ III is also has a Motor Test screen that allows you to test the mote motor, feed motor, agitator motor, and gin breast.

► Internet-Connectivity for Remote Monitoring

The MasterFlow™ III's PLC is internet-capable, which means that you can monitor your gin stands from a computer or a tablet.  This capability also allows our technicians to troubleshoot your controllers remotely if there is a problem that you cannot resolve.  In the majority of cases, we can diagnose the problem and provide a remedy without traveling to your location, saving you time and money.

► Less Expensive to Service

The MasterFlow™ III utilizes current technology and easily sourced parts.  Additionally, the PLC is modular.  If an input module is bad, only that piece needs to be replaced and downtime will be minimal.  Conversely, controls with electronic boards or older PLCs would require complete replacement.  With the MasterFlow™ III, you can expect less downtime and less costly servicing compared to older technology.

► Seamless Integration With Any Gin Stand Equipment

The MasterFlow™ III Gin Stand Controller is designed to integrate with all gin stand manufacturers.  It is also compatible with DC and AC feed motors, and it can accomodate a seed roll agitator and a brush motor in addition to the saw motor.  The MasterFlow™ III control system is highly configurable to meet your unique process or equipment setup.

► Powerful Control Over Every Gin Stand Operation

Older PLCs have a physical limit to the number of factors you can control.  Not so with the MasterFlow™ III!  This system has the capability for any gin breast mechanism, whether it is motorized or air cylinder activated.  In addition to the system's flexibility in providing various control outputs, it can also accept numerous specified inputs.  This system can provide alerts that notify the operator of potential problems, such as saw motor overload, "Gin Breast In" sensor failures, and more.

► Protects Gin Stand Motors

The MasterFlow™ III Controller responds automatically to changes in the current to the saw motor and the seed roll agitator. You can select a desired ginning rate based on the percent of saw motor and seed roll agitator load.  When the load exceeds this point, the controller will reduce feed speed.  When the load is below the set point, the controller will increase the feed speed. Using this functionality, the gin stand can function at maximum productivity with little intervention AND prevent downtime at the same time.

► 100% Service Support During Ginning Season

A big reason why many cotton gins are switching to the MasterFlow™ III is because they can't get their controls serviced in a timely manner during ginning season.  Other manufacturers have gone out of business or simply don't support their products.  This will not be the case with Lubbock Electric.  We provide 24/7 emergency service for all of our products during ginning season.  We care about your success and want to maximize your uptime. 

Upgrade your gin stand controls and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact LECO today for pricing.

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Client Success Story

Oasis Gin, Inc. - South Plant

"One feature that I really like about the MasterFlow™ III is that I can find the "sweet spot" where the motors run best, and I can create set points for both the agitator motor and saw motor.  From there, the MasterFlow™ III can operate the gin stand automatically at our maximum ginning speed.

 

"With the MasterFlow™ III's Diagnostics Screen and the prints that Lubbock Electric gave us, troubleshooting is very simple for me.  In fact, I can resolve almost every problem without assistance.  On the rare occasion I've called Lubbock Electric for support, I have received prompt and excellent service.

 

"Since installing the MasterFlow™III controls, we have less gin stand downtime than we did before, and we can gin at maximum speed.  I believe in always moving forward with new technology when it improves operations.  That's why I am glad that we upgraded our controls to the MasterFlow™III."

 

- Pete Segura, Superintendent at Oasis Gin, Inc. South Plant

Upgrade your gin stand controls and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact LECO today for pricing.

Oasis Gin with MasterFlow III Gin Stand Controller

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Product Specifications

Touch Screen Operator's Control Panel

  • 10.4 inch Magelis Touch Screen Panel
  • 14 in. x 12 in. x 6 in. Enclosure
  • Cat 5e Connection to PLC
  • Optional Swing Arm Display Mount

 

Primary Controller

  • Modicon M340 Programmable Automation Controller
  • Altivar ATV12 Variable Speed Drive (only with AC Feed Motor)
  • 30 in. x 24 in. x 8 in. Enclosure
  • 2 Load Monitoring Current Transformers
  • Full Integration Into Ginner's Master Console
MasterFlow 3 Gin Stand Controller PLC Enclosure Dimensions
MasterFlow 3 Gin Stand Operator Control Panel Dimensions

Upgrade your gin stand controls and say "NO" to downtime.  Contact LECO today for pricing.

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