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Swing Over Milking Parlours

Swing Over Milking Parlours
Swing Over Milking Parlours
  • Herringbone SwingOver EuroClass 800

    GEA’s Herringbone SwingOver EuroClass 800 milking parlour system will save you precious farming time and maximise your dairying throughput for minimal investment.

    This integrated dairying solution has three components: the EuroClass 800 herringbone milking parlour, the ground-breaking PosiSwing milking arm and an electronic milking control mechanism. These components can be easily combined and/or extended, as required to meet your milk production needs.

    The EuroClass 800 herringbone milking parlour’s key feature is that two milking stalls can be served at the same time. This is what GEA calls the ‘1 for 2’ principle, and is facilitated by the milking arms, milking clusters and milking control equipment being erected over the milking pit. This innovative milking system alternates between sides so that the cow ‘A’ is being milked in stall ‘1’, Cow ‘B’ can be moved to stall ‘2’ and when ready a simple flick of the wrist swings the milking cluster to the opposite stall.

    Some of the key benefits of the SwingOver EuroClass 800 milking parlour system include:

    Improved yield and throughput:
    The system’s alternating process allows you to milk continuously for higher throughput and yield.

    Enhanced ergonomics:
    Shorter pathways allow the animal and milking clusters to be more easily reached.

    Save time:
    All components are located centrally over your milking pit and positioned at your optimal working height, allowing you to easily save time in your milking process. Alternating the stalls ensures you can milk continuously and faster.

    Higher quality milk:
    Short hose pathways optimises milk flow to provide better quality milk.

    Good udder health:
    Low strength vacuum as a result of shorter hose lines promote better udder health as it is gentler on the animal.

    Control the entire milking process from one device:
    Use either the DemaTron or MetaTron milking control devices to manage the entire milking process.

    Cost-effective, low investment:
    As the milking parlour units each serve two stalls, and you need only a single milking control device and cluster for each stall, this system is great value for a lower investment.

    Automatic milking:
    When PosiSwing milking arm is swung out, the milking process commences automatically and is controlled via your milking control device.

    Sizes to suit your dairy farm:
    Available in various sizes to suit your milk production needs, from 2×4 to 2×32 cows.

    Reduced workload:
    Your milking parlour electronics take control of the system, dramatically cutting your workload. Your milking control device controls the entire process. Open and close gates from any milking stall using your control unit, cutting out the frustration of walking from gate to gate.

    Data to optimise milk production:
    Your milking control device is connected to an online milking management system, giving you very useful data to optimise your dairy herd’s performance.

    Compatible components:
    Modular design ensures that all components are completely compatible with each other.

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  • iXPRESS4+ Swing Over Herringbone Parlour

    GEA’s iXPRESS4+ offers a very cost-effective solution for highly efficient throughput with low maintenance and maximum reliability for progressive dairy farms. This easily customisable mid-line herringbone parlour offers the ability to milk as many as 400 cows every hour.

    The iXPRESS4+ comes as a kitset. The system arrives at your farm ready for ‘bolt-together’ installation without the need for any engineering experience on your part. Any future upgrades are equally as simple to apply in order to tailor this parlour to the growth of your operation.

     

    Integrated control:
    Control panels are easy to access and customisable from various areas of your milking parlour – always fast access to plant start/shut-off, milk pumps, plant wash and purge, and milk sensors.

    Automatic teat sprayer:
    A walk-over teat sprayer automatically detects and sprays teats while cows make their exit to save you time and labour.

    Automatic cup removers:
    Automatic cup removers with a heavy duty ram and kick-off sensors can be easily added.

    Always accurate cluster alignment:
    A-symmetrical cluster alignment guides the cluster from side to side, offsetting each cluster’s location to improve your workspace and ensure comfort for your animals.

    Save on labour:
    The system’s automation choices available dramatically reduce workload throughout the process – from the holding yard, to the parlour, to the exit gate, to heat detection.

    No fuss assembly:
    GEA’s ‘Bolt-together’ construction combats build error to ensure accurate assembly.

    Low input:
    Only one operator required for the entire process.

    Increased throughput:
    Enjoy higher throughput, with up to 50 clusters.

    Simple maintenance:
    Nylon bushes and a long-life generation pulsator are made to last in tough conditions with low maintenance required.

    Cow comfort:
    Stalls are flexible to ensure easy movement for all sizes of cow, while the precision alignment of clusters makes for comfortable milking with less liner slips.

    Herd management integration:
    Integrating herd management software allows you to efficiently manage individual animal health, the production process, reproduction and feed intake.

    Futureproof your operation:
    Choose from three pre-configured parlour options from basic parlour setup to parlours with added automation intelligence.

    iXPRESS4+ Grassroots

    This is the entry-level parlour which allows you to upgrade easily in future.

    • Precision stalling
    • Classic 300 E clusters, allowing for narrow teat set-ups
    • Single AutoPULS S pulsator for each stall
    • Optional iASSIST swing down jetter system for easier operation comfort and cleaning
    • Optional iNTELARM+ for precision cluster alignment

    Optional iNTELSRPAY 2 walk over teat sprayer

    iXPRESS+ Easyflow

    This is the mid-level parlour has special features to reduce your workload and optimise cow comfort.

    • Precision stalling
    • Classic 300 E clusters, allowing for narrow teat set-ups
    • Single AutoPULS S pulsator for each stall
    • iASSIST swing down jetter system for easier operation comfort and cleaning
    • iNTELARM+ for precision cluster alignment
    • iCR+ intelligent cluster removal with Easystart lift or pull vacuum activation
    • DeMax 55 to measure yield flow for perfect cluster removal timing
    • Optional iNTELSRPAY 2 walk over teat sprayer
    • Optional DemaTron60 to facilitate full monitoring and milking process control

    iXPRESS+ Max

    This is the highest level, lowest-maintenance parlour with integrated herd management, milking point automation and ICAR-approved sampling of milk.

    • Precision stalling
    • Classic 300 E clusters, allowing for narrow teat set-ups
    • AutoPULS S pulsator for every stall
    • iASSIST swing down jetter system for easier operation comfort and cleaning
    • iNTELARM+ for precision cluster alignment
    • iCR+ intelligent cluster removal with Easystart lift or pull vacuum activation
    • Optional iNTELSRPAY 2 walk over teat sprayer
    • DemaTron70 control panels for each bail to deliver individual cow identification, precise metering of milk, milk flow and milk yield calculations, ICAR-approved milk sampling and maximum stripping functionality. This also allows you to draft per bail
    • DairyPlan herd management software to control automation of milk meters, sorting gates, feeding and weigh scales
    • Optional AutoSelect 3000 to provide automated 3-way drafting via either a manual remote control, EID tags, CowScout collars or DairyPlan herd management software
    • Optional CowScout heat detection and 24-7 health management
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