At the Lely Future Farm Days, held at their head office in the Netherlands, Lely introduced the Lely Astronaut A5.
With the A5, cow comfort has been further improved with a new hybrid arm: silent, faster, energy efficient and more accurate, it results in consistent milking. Instantly following the cow’s every movement during milking, and remaining close to the udder, it quickly corrects itself in the case of any unexpected movement. This ensures a fast and thorough milking process, even with heifers.
With the new Teat Detection System (TDS), post-milking teat spraying has been improved by pre-scanning the udder before spraying, ensuring optimal udder hygiene and limiting the risk of contamination. The redesigned, intuitive user interface makes automatic milking easy to understand for everybody. From a cow’s first milking to everyday maintenance, all relevant information is available on one single page. Instant actions, such as feed allocation, cow-specific routing and daily maintenance tasks are just one click away. The Astronaut A5 also uses less detergent and water consumption. Also energy use was reduced by up to 20%.
The new Astronaut A5 milking robot is compatible with the A4 and is now available at all the Lely Centers worldwide.
[Source: Lely press release]