DairyPro Q

DairyPro Q is much more than just another milking parlour It is a milking system where every function is fully automated.

Described by GEA spokesman Steve Pretz “as a game changer. Our customers are not only seeking more efficient and profitable businesses, but young people coming in to agriculture want to work to live, not live to work.

The world’s first fully automated external rotary parlour, performs everything from teat preparation and preliminary milk sampling, up to the removal of the teat cups and post-dipping.

There is also intermediate disinfection of the teat cups and external cluster cleaning between cows. Each cow stall has an individual robot arm which extends from the side of the stall and directs the MilkRack to the udder. The camera on the arm will detect the teats and attach the cluster. DairyPro-Q

After the cluster is removed it is rinsed inside and out as well as being disinfected with peracetic acid. The milker will be there to oversee proceedings – one person can milk between 130 and 400 cows per hour depending on the size. Units range from 28-80 milking stalls per system.

The system has won a number of awards including Best New Product Award at the UK Dairy Day and Gold Medal at EuroTier in 2014. It was also recognised for its innovative technology at AgriScot in November 2015.

The DairyProQ is a continuous and efficient milking process especially suitable for  large dairy farms. The DairyProQ is a modular based system, which allows for maintenance on a unit to be performed in normal working hours in a dedicated service room. Milking is uninterrupted by simply blocking the affected stall. Consistent precision starts in the cup The milking stall module of the Monobox works consistently and indpendently, day or night. Cows are creatures of habit and welcome the standardised, precise milking routine that takes place in the openly designed box.

Each step – from teat cup attachment to teat stimulation, cleaning or pre-dipping in applicable countries, drying, pre-milking and milking,all the way through to post-dipping – is part of a uniform, quick and comfortable process that takes place in-liner – in one single attachment, for each quarter. The consistent routine, impeccable hygiene and gentle protection within the teat cup are the keys to excellent milk quality It also allows for an individualised approach to maximising your farm’s operational efficiency because this exceedingly compact milking station can be seamlessly integrated into your preferred housing design. In addition to premium quality milk, the Monobox ensures outstanding teat cleaning, an optimal milk harvest process, and a stall designed for comfort to keep every cow in the herd healthy, productive, and profitable.

 

Using automation increases efficiency without relying on staff, cows are stimulated properly for rapid milk let-down, teats are accurately dipped and the performance never waivers.

The system has already shown tangible benefits: production is up on average from 8kg/cow/day to 33kg; high yielders are topping 42kg. And somatic cell counts are down from 260,000 to 90,000, partly attributed to the cows being housed in a new building.

Units are available from 20 to 80 stalls, and with capacities of 120 to 400 cows per hour, so there should be a system to suit most enterprises.

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“It is not about robotics – it is about investing in automation to help you do a better job."

 

Mattresses


 Meadow Mattress

Made from recycled polyethylene:

• 100% water proof.
• Lightweight and easy to install.
• Length 168cm.
• Width 100cm.
• 40mm thickness.

 

DBS+ Top Cover

Fiber reinforced plastic covering, which provides a smooth, comfortable surface for the animals:

• Easy to clean.
• Delivered as a roll.
• 2mm thickness.
• Fixed with plastic strips.

 

Latex Mattress

Manufactured from a combination of latex and polyurethane foam. The latex is extremely impact-absorbent and comfortable whereas the polyurethane offers strength and good shape retention. This combination creates an ideal balance between comfort and durability.

• Length 180cm.
• Width 100cm.
• 25 or 35mm thickness.

 

Dunlosheet Top cover

High quality rubber top cover with a polyester/nylon mixture reinforced center:

• Wear resistant.
• Good shape retention.
• Holds bedding material in place. .
• Delivered as a roll.
• 3mm thickness.
• Fixed with plastic strips.

Cow Brushes - GEA


E-Brush / M-Brush
Improved cow comfort and welfare

The M-Brush
Rotating angled cow brush

Angled construction allows cows to groom their sides and flanks as well as their backs. 

The E-Brush 
Rotating horizontal cow brush

Compact pendulum style enables easy integration into most livestock buildings.

Features of Both Brushes:

  • Long and short bristles maximise brushing efficiency
  • Bristles made of wear-resistant nylon to improve the longevity of the brush
  • Automatically reversed startup direction maximises brush life
  • The plastic shaft that holds the brush will break when overloaded to prevent damage to the brush and cow
  • Safety further ensured through guards for the motor and gear box and insulation to all components
  • Robust gear box, galvanised main frame and shock absorbers
  • Optional clamps and fasteners enable clamping onto cubicle frames as well as wall-mounting.

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Cubicles


M2M Cubicle Divisions
Made-to-Measure Adjustable through design

The M2M (Made-to-Measure) cubicle is a patented and developed by Kingshay the Independent Dairy Specialists. The unique 38º bend of the upper cubicle allows you to set the head rail at the ideal position to suit the height and length of your cows and heifers. M2M also gives your animals freedom of movement not only within the bed but also when they stand or lie down. M2M can be used in any situation because of its flexible design making it the first choice for deep litter or mattress bedding systems. Follow our checklist – no other cubicle provides this amount of comfort for you and your cows.

Design Checklist At A Glance:

  • High occupancy rates
  • Spacious design
  • Comfort and safety
  • Excellent lunge room forward
  • Lunge room sideways
  • Unique 38º angle provides simultaneous adjustment for both height and length
  • Optimal neck rail position
  • Free space over lower rail
  • Rail- or floor-mounted options
  • 60 x 3.2mm heavy-duty galvanised steel
  • Easy installation
  • Flexible and easy adjustment
  • Ideal for sand beds with variable surface height
  • Compatible with most systems
  • Excellent value for money
  • Kingshay - developed, tested and proven
  • Manufactured by Royal De Boer
  • GEA Farm Technologies - The right choice.

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Milfos Herd Management and Automation

Automation is the best option if you want to improve productivity of your farming operations and profits for your shareholders. Producing more from less requires investment in the most up to date technology.

At Milfos we understand that development of your business can take time. While you might be focused on your end game, today your budget may only allow a more modest investment. This is why we have developed a comprehensive upgrade path throughout our product range.

From a basic system to a highly automated management system we have the best options to suit your requirements.

Milfos offers a complete product line for Milking Point Management. From an automated cluster remover to milk yield recording device we have a solution to meet your needs.

Our systems are designed with a comprehensive upgrade path. This allows you to purchase at an entry level and upgrade without losing your initial investment.

A major benefi t to the owners of our systems include low operating and maintenance costs. We design systems to be energy effi cient with minimal maintenance.

If your focus is a full management system you need to ensure that your milking point hardware is robust, easy to use and reliable. Milfos has designed practical solutions for improved cow fl ow through the parlour. Easy system activation, quick vented rams with powerful retraction, accurate end of milking sensors and fl exible software control are all essentials for milking large herd numbers of cows quickly and effi ciently.

 

iHDR100

Milking a large number of cows quickly and effi ciently requires specialist tools at milking time. The iHDR100 Ram has been engineered as a heavy-duty solution to meet the needs of todays demanding milking environment.

A powerful 100mm bore provides retraction power for any cluster removal system. This power is also essential when used with cluster drop systems.

The retraction speed is governed by an adjustable regulator which ensures the cluster is removed smoothly with minimal cluster swing. The vacuum cylinder is made from high tech plastic mouldings impregnated with a Tefl on coating for long operating life. The ram features multiple pulleys so you can select a stroke ratio from 1:1, 1.5:1 and 2:1.

The cord is made from a special braid developed specifi cally for the application with maximum fl exibility and durability with minimal absorption of water and effl uent.

The operators job is made easy thanks to the quick vent system integrated in the head of the ram. This saves up to 60% effort pulling the cord out of the ram.

Other innovative design features that can be integrated into the automation package include onboard ACR controller, control solenoids and more.

 

iCRS

The iCRS system has been designed to make rotaries more effi cient and reduce labour at milking time.

The iCRS system is connected and controlled by the automatic cluster remover installed on the rotary platform.

The cow restraint drops down behind the cow when the cluster is attached which keeps the cow on the platform if she has not fi nished milking. This reduces labour requirements at the clusters off area.

Using a chain behind slow milking cows is a thing of the past. Now the operator simply attaches the cluster to the cow and the system is automated from that point.

The system consists of machined hinges, a plastic strap and an iHDR100 Ram that controls the operation.

The flexible strap that retains the cow on the platform is a key feature. The system does not use fi xed metal arms that can be dangerous at pinch points around the rotary creating a working hazard for operators. The system can be fi tted to all types of rotary platforms and automated cluster removers on the market.

Advanced features such as retention of the cow for low milk, kick off or milk quality problems is also possible with the iCRS system.

 

iCR

iCR offers features previously only available with high-end automation systems at an affordable price. Designed for simplicity, the system is easily fi tted, easily commissioned and is made easy to operate due to the innovative product design.

With iCR the operator is in full control of the milking point. The LED’s and warning strobe lamps located in the head of the ram indicate the mode of control and if a problem occurred during milking.

iCR is a highly iNTELligent cluster remover.

 

iNTELSCAN EL

iNTELSCAN EL offers you the building blocks to your future success. With this highly accurate cluster remover you can upgrade at any time without losing your initial investment. Milk metering and a fully integrated herd management system with cow ID and drafting are all part of the iNTELSCAN range of products that aredesigned to improve your productivity. Designed to meet your budget today and your farming requirements into the future.

 

Drop Down System

The Drop Down System has been designed for rotary applications and can be used with all Milfos ACR solutions. This innovative feature has many benefi ts for the operator and the cows alike.

The ACR controllers allow the clusters to be dropped and pass underneath the bridge area where the cows enter and exit. The cluster is then picked up and presented to the operator for attachment to the next cow.

This allows cows to enter and exit the platform without becoming entangled in the cluster, and milk and air tubes. This improves cow fl ow onto the platform as the entrance for the cows is clear. There are no obstructions such as hanging clusters or twisted rubber tubes.

Removing the cluster from the entry and exit area and reducing cows becoming tangled in cords, clusters, and rubber tubes also minimizes damage to ACR’s and clusters.

The flexible end on the Drop Down Strut prevents injury to the operator while still allowing the cluster to hang over the edge of the platform in the operating zone.

The drop signal for the ACR is sent via two means. In the case of full iDATAFLOW systems, an RS485 network message is sent from the PC to ‘drop down’ or ‘pick up’ the cluster on either side of the bridge.

In stand alone systems, a signal is sent via an infrared remote, one mounted on each side of the bridge. The remote is programmed to send either a ‘drop down’ or ‘pick up’ signal depending on its location.


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