At Lely, we feel that healthy and stress-free cows mean more milk in the tank. It has been proven that cows feel comfortable and perform well in Lely’s barn environment with free cow traffic, the I-flow concept and spacious milking boxes.
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 is designed to deliver top-level usability, accessibility and serviceability.
Solid return on investment and proven reliability
To achieve a significantly lower total cost per kg of milk produced, Lely has redesigned the complete system. An extensive worldwide test program, with over 30 customers and more than 2 million milkings, across a wide temperature range was set up to ensure flawless operation under any circumstances. In all tests, detergent and water consumption were lowered and energy use was reduced by up to 20%. Investments in quick and easy maintenance and the use of high-quality components also result in a significant reduction of maintenance costs. Along with improved efficiency, this highly reliable, maintenance-friendly design has achieved an unrivalled return on investment.
Based on the farmers needs
The new Astronaut A5 milking robot, which is compatible with the A4, fits Lely’s vision like a glove. Indeed, Alexander van der Lely is proud to introduce this new, revolutionary product: “Milking a cow has never been so easy and comfortable for the farmer and the cow. The Astronaut A5 contributes to our aim of making the lives of farmers easier, their business more successful, and opening up a bright future for them and their families. That is why we listened to farmers throughout product development, and thoroughly tested Lely’s Astronaut A5 with farmers all over the world. As with all our products, it is they who ultimately determine how successful this new Astronaut will be. “
The Lely Astronaut A5 will be available as of today at all our Lely Centers worldwide. Farmers can contact their local Lely Center for more information.
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April 10, 2018
The new Lely Juno takes automatic feed pushing to the next level
At the Lely Future Farm Days, Lely announces the latest innovation in automatic feed pushing: a greatly enhanced Lely Juno. Thanks to the Juno, Lely has gained over 10 years of experience in automatic feed pushing, and six years with the Vector automatic feeding system. All of this knowledge has been harnessed to ensure this third-generation Juno is easier to implement in all kinds of barn situations, easier to operate and capable of pushing feed in multiple barns across the farm. All Lely innovations focus on the cow as the central point. By using smart technology, the new Juno ensures there is always clean feed for each individual cow, and that a positive effect on animal health, fertility and production yields financial results.
April 10, 2018
Vision on the future of dairy farming presented at Lely Future Farm Days
Lely celebrates its 70th anniversary with a look into the future dairy farm
At the Lely Future Farm Days, Lely presented its vision of the sustainable, fully robotic dairy farm, designed around the cow and committed to the principle of management by exception.
Dec. 21, 2017
Lely expands its Feeding portfolio with a Trioliet silage cutter
From 1 January 2018, Lely will include the Trioliet TU 180 XL silage cutter in its Feeding portfolio. This machine has an exceptionally high cutting capacity and is designed for even the toughest silage. Thanks to the extra 105-cm depth, the TU 180 XL is ideal for filling feed kitchens. The block contains a lot of feed and can safely be stored in the feed kitchen with no risk of dropping.