Jan. 10 2019 02:19 PM

New milking robot enhances milking process, helping you make the most of your time.

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Your business depends on high-quality milk production and superior herd management. The new box-style robot from GEA, the DairyRobot R9500, is engineered to enhance the milking process and help you focus on making the most of your valuable time.

“The DairyRobot R9500 brings a new level of intelligence to robotic cow milking,” says Matt Daley, senior vice president of sales, milking and dairy farming for GEA North America. “This robot design efficiently welcomes cow after cow into the stall to maximize throughput and makes it easier for you to manage each cow through every step of her lactation.”

The DairyRobot R9500 delivers the following benefits:

Real-time SCC monitoring

The groundbreaking DairyMilk M6850 sensor is the industry’s first SCC monitor that continuously analyzes milk flow from each individual quarter throughout the entire milking process. It collects reliable data in real-time, without chemical reagents, to help detect mastitis early. This early detection helps minimize treatment time and protect the health of your herd.

Comfort for cows and operators

The open-frame design of the R9500 welcomes cows of all sizes with ideal positioning to optimize attachments. Both entrance and exit doors are designed so cows can be milked quietly and comfortably without disturbance from the next cow in line.

The feed trough has been engineered to optimize feed intake and increase ingredient options. A trough bowl cover slides up during cow exit to keep cows moving at the end of milking, allowing the next cow to enter as soon as possible.

An unobstructed view of the udder provides easy access to safely care for cows during dry-off, treatment or to manually attach the unit for a special needs cow.

Proven milking technology

The new G5 time-of-flight camera on the R9500 provides precise teat detection for fast teat cup attachments. Then, every step in the milking process – stimulation, teat cleaning, forestripping, milk harvest and post-dipping – is performed in a single attachment with GEA’s proven in-liner everything™ technology.

“With consistent milking routines thorough hygiene processes, innovative mastitis detection, and a cow- and operator-friendly design, you have all the keys to excellent, high-quality milk production with the DairyRobot R9500,” says Daley. “Whether your herd is 50, 500 or 5,000 cows, the R9500 provides comfortable and efficient milking – while arming you with intelligent tools and technology to manage your cows like never before.”

For more information on the DairyRobot R9500, contact your local authorized GEA automation dealer or visit gea.com.

GEA is one of the largest suppliers of process technology for the food industry and a wide range of other industries. The international technology group focuses on process technology and components for sophisticated production processes in various end-user markets. In 2017, GEA generated consolidated revenues of about EUR 4.6 billion. The food and beverages sector, which is a long-term growth industry, accounted for around 70 percent. The company employs almost 18,000 people worldwide. GEA is a market and technology leader in its business areas. The company is listed on the German MDAX stock index (G1A, WKN 660 200) and included in the STOXX® Europe 600 Index. In addition, the company is listed in selected MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes. Further information is available at gea.com.