With the EuroClass 800 SwingOver milking parlour and the PosiSwing positioning arm GEA Farm Technologies has designed an ingenious duo for linking opposite milking stalls to one milking system. Together they can double the benefits for your business success – giving you appreciable reductions in your investment costs and considerable savings in time and effort.
Significant savings in time are guaranteed since practically the entire workflow is automated. Whilst you’re attaching the cluster to the last cow, the first cow has usually finished milking. The cluster is swung over to the opposite milking stall at the flick of a wrist, and pulsation and milking vacuum to the cluster are activated automatically through the rapid start function. There is no hectic rush, and the lack of delay means considerably higher milk flow per unit every hour.
The support system has been designed so that it can be positioned according to individual requirements such as the height of the operator or the design of the pit. This enables the milking equipment to be installed so as to minimise the lift from the cluster to the milk line, thus ensuring udder-friendly milking at low vacuum.
The swinging movement causes the integrated magnetic switch to activate the milking stall. Pulsation and milking vacuum to the cluster are started automatically, and there is no need for any further action.
The milking equipment is located in the centre of the operator pit, so that it can be used alternately between two opposite milking stalls. This reduces walking distances considerably. You have handy access to both the terminal and the cluster, enabling good posture throughout milking. The upshot: less work strain and an unhindered view of the animal foroptimal pre- and post-milking routines.
Your benefits at a glance:
The “1 for 2” principle with Metatron P21 Milk metering in SwingOver is easy with the DairyManagementSystem 21. The unique and specially designed functions incorporated in SwingOver enable both milking stalls to be operated with just one control unit – the “1 for 2” principle. Its split screen shows all relevant animal data for both milking stalls at a glance.
Entry and exit
The sturdy entry and exit gates can be easily operated from each individual terminal. The exit gate is locked until the final cluster on that side of the parlour has been removed. While milking continues on one side of the parlour, the group on the other side is rapidly changed over. The upshot: increased throughput.
Your acoustic assistant
Yet another feature is the DPVoice 21 audio response system. DairyManagementSystem 21 has a loudspeaker function that talks you through the data for each animal, such as animal number or position. This enables you to respond specifically to individual animals in your herd and optimise your milking processes.