With the launch of the Lely Astronaut A5 earlier this year, our milking robot stepped up in terms of ease of use and uptime. Easy maintenance was key during the development of the milking robot as well as a user-friendly interface to manage the machine.
Lely engineers and technicians on what that means in their daily practice on our customers’ farms.
‘The Astronaut A4 is a very efficient and excellent performing robot. The A5 is a step above that,’ says Kevin Bender, Product Specialist Lely North America. He emphasizes the ease of maintenance for the service technician, which is confirmed by Melle Plat, Product Specialist Lely Center Heerenveen (the Netherlands). ‘We have actually had very few problems even at the start up stage,’ adds Melle.
Thanks to the large central unit, the heart of the robot is easily accessible. ‘You can almost walk in to it,’ says Frank Jensen, Service technician Lely Center Tarm (Denmark). Service technicians can do their jobs and maintain the milking robot without the help of their Lely Center.
A smooth and silent working milking robot bringing less alarms, less calls and maximum uptime. Not only resulting in more time to spend on other activities on the farm, but also delivering more milk in the tank and improved farm results.
Curious to hear more of what the Lely technicians say about working with the Astronaut A5? Watch the compilation video and feel free to contact us for more information on the Lely Astronaut A5.
March 9, 2020
Lely closes a fantastic year with record sales of Astronaut A5 milking robots
2019 was an exceptional year for Lely. The Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot, which was introduced in 2018, generated record sales. Sales of other Lely robotics in the 46 countries we’re active in shows that the adoption of robots in dairy farms is continuing worldwide. Lely’s performance was noticed throughout the world in 2019. In April, the company was voted ‘Family Business of the Year’, and Lely was officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ at the end of the year. 2019 also marked Alexander van der Lely’s announcement that he would become chairman of Lely’s new Supervisory Board. On 1 January, he was replaced as CEO by Andre van Troost, a former member of the company’s Executive Board. The Supervisory Board’s task is to ensure that Lely continues to be a robust family business in the future.
Feb. 28, 2020
Free Cow Traffic
The basic principle of the Lely Astronaut milking robot
Lely has made some nice videos in which the idea behind some of our products is explained in a light-hearted way. In this way we also show to people from outside the sector that with our innovative automation we are improving the lives of animals and farmers.