The sensors are mounted in the front bumper and will stop the feeding robot as soon as they detect an obstacle within 1 and 0,5 metres of the machine. As soon as the road becomes clear, the feeding robot automatically resumes its route. During feed dispensing and pushing, the obstacle detection sensors switch off to prevent cows at the feed fence from stopping the machine.
The obstacle detection sensors can be retro-fitted to the second-generation Lely Vector feeding robots. For more information, please contact your local Lely Center.
March 8, 2021
Lely produces 1,000th Vector automatic feeding system
Lely produced the 1000th Vector feeding system today. A special milestone, as they have doubled production in the past three years. The Vector feeding system is now used in 31 countries on a wide variety of dairy and beef cattle farms. The 1000th Vector is on its way to Società Agricola Rendena San Michele's dairy farm in Italy, to feed a herd of 117 to 130 lactating cows plus associated young stock, heifers and dry cows.
March 4, 2021
Lely introduces new milk sampling device
Milking robot manufacturer and barn automator Lely is bringing a new milk sampling device to the market, for use in combination with milking robots. The system called ‘Sampler for Lely Astronaut’ has no electronic parts and is remarkably easy to use and maintain.