DeLaval introduces E-series rotary milking system

DeLaval rotary milking system (Supplied)

DeLaval has launched the E-series rotary milking system for North American dairy producers.

The company says its new rotary system increases milking efficiency, streamlines worker routines, automates the selecting and sorting of cows, and minimizes stress on dairy cattle.

“The DeLaval E-series rotaries represent a new era in efficient dairy technology,” says Pat Wiltzius, milking systems development manager at DeLaval. “We have taken a 360-degree view of our customers’ needs, prioritizing animal welfare, farm profitability, food safety and work efficiency.”

The system is available in two models, the E300 and E500, and each feature the FastBail and FastExit systems which help position cows in the milking system. The E500 has the capacity to milk up to 1,066 cows per hour. The E300 is a smaller scale, but with technology that enables one person to do all the milking.

DeLaval says the system is designed around cows’ natural movements and physiology for a fast, gentle milking experience, and features Flow-Responsive Milking that uses flow-adjusted vacuum technology that monitors each cow’s milk flow and modifies the vacuum level according to individual needs.

Using the DeLaval Rotary Cockpit, operators can access the status of each cow being milked, monitor the automatic start and speed functions, and watch the crowd gate controls. An added design feature of the E500 rotary includes back-up drives sand  hardware making it possible to carry out many cleaning and service task without hitting the brakes, the company says.