DeLaval launches next-generation E-series rotary milking system

The E500 can milk up to 1,066 cows per hour
calendar icon 24 August 2022
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DeLaval launched its E-series rotary milking system for North American dairy producers. According to a company press release, the integrated system increases milking efficiency, streamlines worker routines, automates the selecting and sorting of cows, and minimises stress on dairy cattle.

“The DeLaval E-series rotaries represent a new era in efficient dairy technology,” said 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 new generation of rotaries, offered in both E300 and E500 models, optimise cow flow by prioritising cow comfort in the designs of DeLaval FastBail and DeLaval FastExit systems, which help position and move cows efficiently. The rotary works with cows’ natural movements and physiology for a fast, gentle milking experience, and is controlled from the new DeLaval Rotary Cockpit. The operator has access to the status of each cow being milked, automatic start and speed functions, a monitoring camera and crowd gate controls. Each cow can be monitored at every station to ensure safety. The demands of a 24/7 operation are met with DeLaval WorkSure, a design feature of the E500 rotary that includes durable componentry and back-up drives and hardware making it possible to carry out many cleaning and service task without hitting the brakes.

DeLaval says the E500 has the capacity to milk up to 1,066 cows per hour, making it the most efficient milking rotary in the DeLaval lineup. 

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