2022 - Volume #46, Issue #2, Page #16[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Walkover Teat Sprayer
While the product has only been available for 19 mos., 85 plus dairies have already installed over 200 systems.
Ben Gines, Automated Dairyís engineering manager, says the Center designed the equipment to replace the usual manual spray wands and robotic prep arms.
The TurboSpray is a walkover, floor-mounted, air-assisted device that mounts near a parlorís entry lanes. Itís positioned far enough from the parlor to allow time for teats to be completely disinfected before milkers are applied. When cows enter stalls, units can immediately be clipped on saving time and allowing dairies to milk more cows using the same parlor.
Sensors identify individual animals as they pass and trigger a precise burst of teat spray onto each udder from below. Over months of work, the team has perfected nozzle sizes, angles, air pressures and sensor placements to deliver the ideal spray pattern even when cows hesitate or move quickly over the equipment.
Equipment is monitored for performance issues from the Innovation Center in Idaho. If problems arise, customers are contacted and made aware through text alerts.
The TurboSpray is available directly from Automated Dairy or their network of dealers across North America. Visit the website for a price quote, advice and information.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Automated Dairy, 1731 South Lincoln, Jerome, Idaho 83338 (ph 208-324-3213; www.automateddairy.com).
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