Monday, October 27, 2014

Latest Update on Game Changer Conversion

Current Update on Game Changer Conversion.

This Sunday, October 26th, 2014 Ed Berry sent me the following picture. He was estatic that his 2 161 stands converted to 181 Game Changers were ginning 43 bales per hour. This is 21.5 bales per hour per stand.  Please read the previous blog and other blogs for more detailed information on these conversions. We are offering them for the 2015 season.  

Two Vandergriff 181 "Game Changer" conversions ginning at 43 BPH at Moseley's Gin in Abbeville, Alabama.

Do you have Continental Gin Stands?  Do you need more capacity and don't want to spend ridiculous amounts of money on new gin stands to get it? Give me a call. You will get fixed up and have lots of money left over to spend on other parts of your ginning operation.

The 181 Game Changer Conversion is a "Product of Vandergriff Research."

Loyd Vandergriff

We run Vandergriff Gin Ribs and they are the BEST they run much longer with less tags and will be looking into doing the Vandergriff 161 conversion after this season when it gets on the market.
Jimmy Tuberville
Tri-County Gin. Douglas GA

Friday, October 24, 2014

181 Conversion Data and Pics.

The Vandergriff 181 Game Changer Conversion.
"A Product of Vandergriff Research"

As most of you know, we have converted 2 Continental 161 Gin stands to a 180 saws and 181 Ribs.  This conversion took place at Moseley's Gin & Warehouse, Abbeville, Alabama.  Ed Berry is the gin manager there.  We now have some tangible results to report from these conversions. Our goal was to increase the capacity of the gin stand in the most cost efficient way, and to provide an option to the ginning community to increase their plant capacities without spending ridiculous amounts of money on new gin stands.  We have now proved that this can be done, by converting 161's to 181's.  

181 Conversion cruising at 40 bales per hour. 20 bales per hour per stand.

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What is the process?

For now, you can send us the middle part of your front where your rib rail is located, and we will remove it, and install a new rib rail accurately drilled and tapped with 181 holes. This will be a solid, stout rail that will handle increased loads.  We will make the space blocks and also provide end plates.  This conversion does not use end ribs.  We will also provide the "game changer" 181 ribs. We call this the game changer because of some profile modifications we made to the rib to let the seed out of the roll better, making an increase in capacity more achievable.  We will ship all this back and you just put your front back on get your saw stacked and trained using our space blocks, and then install the 181 ribs.  You will be ready to gin at higher capacities.  We recommend a 200 HP motor for maximum results.

Ginner. Ed Berry. Loyd Vandergriff, Chris Nachtmann, CNC Performance Engineering.

Loyd Vandergriff standing in front of 181 Game Changer Conversion.

This conversion provides the industry with the most cost effective way to increase your capacity on the market today.

All of Vandergriff Inc's products are, "A Product of Vandergriff Research."

Loyd Vandergriff

Spend the money on converting your existing stands. Use the money you save to upgrade the rest of your plant.  You will not be disappointed.