Techno-economic Study of Cotton Bale Presses for Selection of Appropriate Bale Press by the Ginners

  • Energy consumption for the down packing presses are 2.25, 1.75 and 1.5 units/bale for capacity of 8, 15 and 25 bales/h respectively
  • Energy consumption for Up packing bale presses: 1.0 and 0.9 units/bale with capacity of 15 and 25 bales/h respectively
  • 40 percent lower energy is required for the Up packing press than down packing type of press
  • 15 percent reduction in energy consumption was observed for bale presses with capacity of  25 bales/h as compared to 15 bales/h

Up packing type of presses were found to be the cost-effective by about 10 percent as compared to the down packing types