One out of the box

Dairy News Australia - - MACHINERY & PRODUCTS -

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.

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