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.
July 8, 2021
Lely releases annual review 2020
Lely publishes its annual review – an online report that focuses on developments and Lely’s most important achievements and launches in 2020. We share some key figures, take you around the globe, and preview the roll-out of our sustainability programme – the first steps of which were taken in 2020. We also take the opportunity to explain our vision of future farming and offer plenty of practical examples of our solutions and working methods that underline this vision.
April 12, 2021
10 years of Vector, thanks to our test and validation customers!
Lely installed the first Vector system on a number of dairy farms back in 2011. The Overbeek family in Benschop run such a farm, (NL), where they had already shown an interest in automatic milking and feeding when building a new barn for their dairy cows. The family initially started using the Astronaut A3 Next for automatic milking, then also switched to the Lely Vector for automatic feeding. Kees and Sjors Overbeek had already used automatic feeding at their old farm, but it was a rail system. The Vector offered them much more flexibility.