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Milking Machine Evaluation



  • This is not to be viewed as a BS ISO 6690 test but more an evaluation from the cow’s perspective
  • Overall appraisal of equipment type, layout and maintenance.
    • Check for rubberware splits or cracks and identify any found with red tape!
    • Calculate liner replacement interval
  • VaDia milking time vacuum diagnostics
  • Pulsation testing
  • Dynamic milking time test gives an insight into:
    • Proper cow preparation (fast milk release without bimodal/biphasic flow)
      • Prep – Lag times
    • Overmilking
      • Automatic take-off functioning
    • Do these liners fit these teats?
      • Mouthpiece vacuum evaluation
    • Vacuum level and fluctuations
    • Average teat-end vacuum during peak flow

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