One out of the box
THE MONOBOX Automated Milking System from GEA has been released for sale in the U.S. market after being cleared by the FDA for the production of Grade A milk.
The Monobox incorporates the same robotic milk module and milk rack as GEA’s DairyProQ automated rotary - just in a box-style configuration.
Featuring GEA’s unique in-linereverything technology ensures efficient milking in one quick, uniform procedure.
After attachment, each milking Step - Stimulation, teat cleaning, fore-stripping, milk harvest and post-dipping - is done inside the liner.
It is claimed that the fast milking process requires cows to spend less time at the milking box and more time eating and resting, while the technology also allows more milking’s per robot per day.
“The efficiency of the milking process is what takes the Monobox to the next level in automation,” says Matt Daley, Senior VP of Sales for Milking at GEA.
“The time of flight camera on the milk rack matches the teat-cups to the teats for the fastest unit attachment in the industry. It’s an extremely efficient and proven System giving dairy farmers an automated milking Option unlike anything else on the market.”
Monobox is said to offer fast milking for herds of any size, as well as focusing on milk quality. High-tech sensors analyse milk colour, conductivity and temperature, and the backflush process cleans and disinfects the milking unit between each cow.
GEA suggests that the Monobox Milking System can be seamlessly integrated into any operation.