Barn milking systems - milking pipelines
Barn milking systems are installed on the farms where the cows are kept tied in their cubicles. The milking takes place at the place where the cow is standing. The milking is carried out using a portable milking unit (3) which provides pulsation and delivers vacuum to the teat end. Depending on the customer's preference pneumatic or electronic pulsators are available. The milking unit is be plugged into the milking station (4) fitted on the milk line (9). One milking station is usually installed for every two cows. The milk then flows to the milk receiving set (1). The milk receiving set contains a milk receiving vessel with liquid level control, sanitary trap, milk pump and milk filter. From the milk receiving vessel the milk pumped into the milk cooling tank (4).
The vacuum needed for the equipment operation is created by vacuum pumps (10) and maintained at the desired level by a vacuum regulator (not shown).
Cleaning-In-Place automated washing system can be installed for efficient cleaning after milking. It operates in a similar way as in the milking parlour and washes all parts and surfaces of equipment which come in contact with the milk. Good quality washing is achieved using a water slug technique. This water slug is created in the milk line by the air injector valve (not shown). For washing the portable milking units are placed on the jetter trays in the utility room.
The system is easily scalable. It is recommended to make a separate milk and vacuum line loop for every 50 cows in the barn. In such case the milk collected in the loop will be pumped to the milk cooling tank from the receiving set installed on each loop.
Most components used to build barn milking system are the same as used to build a milking parlour — milk line, vacuum line, milk receiving assembly, milk delivery line, automatic washing system. Information on these components can be found in the correspondent sections of the catalogue.
For more information on the available options and parts, please, refer to the Parts&consumables catalog.