DeLaval VMS in detail

DeLaval VMS in detail

The most advanced robotic arm

Our DeLaval VMS exclusive, hydraulic powered robotic arm provides extended reliability and reduces service requirements when compared to pneumatic systems. DeLaval VMS hydraulic arm is fast, quiet, robust and gentle. Its repetitive procedures are consistent too, just as the cows like it.

The arm is made of reinforced stainless steel to withstand the harsh environment. It handles teat preparation before milking (including optional pre-spray), attaches the teat cups, re-attaches if needed, aligns the milk tube and sprays the teats after milking.

The high performance teat visualization system has an optical camera coupled with dual lasers utilizing 'smart' technology to help ensure fast, accurate teat sensing for quicker and more dependable attachment rates. DeLaval VMS truly sees the teats.

Modeled on a human arm’s flexible and extensive movement range, this extremely robust multi-purpose arm easily accommodates high, wide or low udder irregularities and teats with up to a 45 degree angel on any axis. Further, you can milk even more cows by taking advantage of the various attachment strategies. This flexibility benefits you by allowing more cows to be compatible with DeLaval VMS, thereby, reducing expenses related to involuntary culling which contributes to a more profitable dairy operation.

Optimum teat preparation

The teat preparation process is recognized as one of DeLaval VMS´ most innovative features. Each teat is individually cleaned with a sanitary solution with sequenced vacuum and air, then stimulated, pre-milked and dried before milking. Only a few seconds are needed for optimum teat sanitation which results in high milk quality and better milking capacity. DeLaval is steadfast in the commitment to only milk clean, dry teats. In addition, the quality of stimulation VMS achieves allows for the maximal expression of milk, high peak flow rates and reduced time spent milking the cow. The teat preparation cup has its own separate line so no dirty pre-milk ever makes contact with the main milk line.

No compromise in milking hygiene

Several features are fully automated to save you time and keep the system running around the clock in the most hygienic condition. It starts with the integrated splashguard automatically backing-up behind the animal to divert manure and urine away from the stall and milking area.

Programmable automatic floor cleaning allows your cows to stand on a clean surface at all times. All the cups are rinsed inside and out between each cow. The cups then face down so they can drain and stay free of debris that could otherwise fall inside. DeLaval VMS almost instantly detects any fall-offs, shuts off vacuum to the cup and initiates retraction then rinses of the teat cup before re-attachment.

There is even automatic teat disinfection after milking, with the possibility to select various strategies and modes of operation.

Reliable robotic milking

The extreme duty all stainless steel stall provides perfect harmony between design and engineering. The robot arm, gates and robot frame are electro polished to give the station its unique, award-winning look and allow for easy cleaning. The rest of the station is made of either brushed or painted stainless steel.

We minimize the use of plastics to maximize the value of your investment over time. The station has an open design, offering you easy access to the cow and the option to attach manually. The stall has a stainless steel built-in floor and is bigger than previous versions to accommodate the growing size of cows. For your cow’s safety and comfort, there is no bulky equipment under the cow during milking and she rests on a slip-resistant rubber mat.

True quarter milking

Every quarter milks out differently. DeLaval VMS is equipped with one ICAR approved milk meter for each quarter to record time, yield, flow, conductivity and blood. The system’s management software gives you access to the status of each cow, to help you make the right decision at the right time.

Cows are individuals and DeLaval VMS treats them as such, without compromise.

Milk quality control

From the oil-free air compressor to the special teat cleaning cup and food grade stainless steel milk transfer lines – milk quality is prioritized in the DeLaval VMS. Four optical, quarter milk meters monitor deviations and abnormalities in flow rates, yields, conductivity and blood levels.

Abnormal milk can be automatically diverted away from the main tank, while the management software records all the data and events to facilitate your management decisions.

Designed with you in mind

Work smarter not harder. DeLaval VMS is designed to make your life and work easier. A touch-screen interface at the ergonomically designed milking station provides you with fast and intuitive control of the entire system. To easily train a new cow, the station can be switched to manual mode so you can comfortably and securely prep, attach, milk and post spray  in the same way it would be done automatically.  This freedom facilitates seamless adaptation of all cows to the unit while offering you the confidence and peace of mind you demand.

There is no need to manually program the teat coordinates when you start a cow. With the Auto-Teach feature, the cow’s teat position is automatically identified and milking can proceed immediately to save you time.

DeLaval VMS management software

The DeLaval DelPro herd management software for VMS is a powerful assistant that helps you make the best decisions at the right times. This fully integrated software gives you control over your cows, milking, cooling, feeding systems and so much more.

The Cow Monitoring tool is your main control panel. It easily and quickly identifies cows needing your attention based on deviations in milking interval, milk quality and yield, while offering you the freedom to customize for your cows, your farm and your management philosophies. The software can also help your desired cow traffic system in the most efficient way.

Save even more time with the automatic adjustment of milking permissions based on time, expected yield, lactation number, stage of lactation, and DIM. The system’s software can transform your laptop computer or PDA into a wireless remote for even more control and independence. You can also access the DeLaval VMS system from any computer located in your house, office or anywhere you find most convenient. We call that peace of mind.

DeLaval's Top Milker – VMS

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