DeLaval AMR™

          DeLaval AMR™
          Do you want to change the way you milk for the better of your staff, cows and business?
          Are you looking to optimiselabour, reduce milk harvesting costs, improve cow health and increase milk quality?

          Seeing is believing – meet the most advanced milking rotary system in existence

DeLaval AMR™ - automatic milking rotary
System overview

The 24-bail, heavy-duty herringbone platform measures 13 metres in diameter. High performance vacuum pumps, powered with the latest variable speed drive, ensure a stable vacuum throughout milking, while keeping noise levels, magnetic interference and costs at a minimum. The swivel at the centre of the rotary transports milk, milking data, wash water, air and electricity to and from DeLaval AMR™.
  Continuous operation
DeLaval AMR™ is designed to handle the tough conditions of a modern 24-hour operational barn. As with all milking systems regular maintenance will be required to ensure the different parts of the system are running optimally.

DeLaval’s certified technicians have been professionally trained to carry out a full service of the state-of-the-art rotary system with as little impact on your operations as possible.

Cow identification
A cow is automatically identified by DeLaval ID system as it enters DeLaval AMR™. By using the same ID system as in the rest of the farm, DeLaval DelPro™ Farm Manager registers the cow’s location and milking permission.  During milking additional relevant milking information such as kick-offs and milk quantity and quality per quarter is also monitored, and linked to the cow’s profile in the DeLaval DelPro™ database.

All cows must be fitted with the correct DeLaval transponders or ear tags for this to work.
Task specific robots – cleaning and pre-milking

Robots 1 and 2
The teat preparation robots clean, pre-milk, and then dry the teats. The cup and lines used in cleaning and pre-milking are different to those used for milking. This minimises milk waste and ensures there is no risk of contamination in the milk line, and consequently the milk.

The robot receives information on which cow has entered the bail.
The 3D time-of-flight camera on the robot arm locates the teats.
The teats are cleaned, pre-milked and dried by the cleaning cup.
Any milk that lactates in the pre-milking process is flushed away with wash water in a separate wash line.
The inside of the teat cleaning cup and the camera glass are rinsed between every milking.


Task specific robots – cup attachment

Robots 3 and 4
The cup attachment robot is equipped with a double magnet gripper. The robot fetches two teat cups at a time from the milking point controller and attaches them to the teats. 

The robot receives information on which cow has entered the bail.
The 3D time-of-flight camera on the robot arm locates the teats.
The first robot attaches two cups on the cow’s rear teats.
The second robot attaches the cups on the front teats (and reattaches any cups that have not been attached properly).
Each teat cup is retracted as soon as the milking of a quarter is finished.
Milking point controller
Each bail on the platform is equipped with a milking point controller, which releases and retracts the teat cups during attachment and take-off. The milking point controllers are designed for robotic milking but are also equipped with a keypad for manual operation of the teat cups. This can be used during the training of new animals, among other things. Each milking point can be shut down individually so that milking can continue in the rest of the bails during service.


Milk meters
True quarter milking is achieved with the help of four ICAR approved milk meters, which are located inside the milking point controller. These monitor blood presence, udder conductivity and milk-out performance. By having four milk meters you always know the exact milk yield per quarter. This setup also provides you with the best milk quality analysis data in the market.

DeLaval DelPro™ farm management system enables you to customise the entire milking process. For example, cup take-off can be adjusted according to milk yield or blood level parameters.
Task specific robot – teat spray
Robot 5
The teat spray robot is located near the exit point of the platform to allow as much time as possible for cows to be milked. The robot is equipped with two spray nozzles. This delivers the ideal teat coverage with the optimal usage of teat spray (<10ml) per cow.

The robot receives information on which cow has entered the bail.

The 3D time-of-flight camera on the robot arm, locates the teats.
The robot then sprays the teats individually or according to your specific settings.

Cup flush
The cup flush module hitches onto the base of the milking point controller. It flushes the inside and outside of teat cups with water after each milking (or according to your customised system settings) in order to prevent cross contamination between cows during milking.

Deck flush
After a cow leaves DeLaval AMR™ the bail is automatically cleaned by the deck flush. It cleans the bail floor with a high-powered jet and scrapes it clean of manure. This further frees up labour as the need for manual cleaning is reduced.

Controlling DeLaval AMR™
DeLaval AMR™ can be accessed from several different points: farm computer, DeLaval AMR control panel and your smartphone.  System settings and cow information are controlled by DeLaval DelPro™ Farm Manager.

You can carry out all your farm management activities including AMR operations from the farm computer.
The AMR control panel controls AMR activities and allows handling of alarms, as well as viewing certain cow specific data. The control panel is located inside the AMR pit. A second control panel can also be placed outside of the AMR platform. The intuitive user-interface provides an overview of system at all times.
The current status of the AMR can also be viewed from a smartphone or tablet. This includes relevant information about the milking process, and cow or system data. Alarms can also be pushed to your mobile device.
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