During the pilot phase - taking 18 months in total - 60 machines were used daily. Dairy farmers extensively tested elements such as user friendliness, the software interface and - last but not least - cow comfort. At the same time, Lely developers tested the frame, did the ‘cow kick’ test and transport test.
The feedback of our customers in the pilot phase enabled us to further develop and improve the milking robot even before market introduction. We developed a unique collaboration with our customers that we enjoyed very much. We truly believe we’ve reached a new milestone in milking with the Lely Astronaut A5.
Curious to hear what our pilot customers say about the Astronaut A5? Watch the compilation video for a first impression. If you’d like to know more about the milking robot after watching the video, please feel free to contact us.
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June 21, 2019
Italy hosts inspiring ‘Red Cow event’ for Dairy XL farmers
By connecting almost 80 guests, 45 companies and 12 nationalities, the Lely Dairy XL community celebrated its second international Red Cow event in the Lombardia region, Italy. Members of this community were able to gain new insights into managing large dairy farms, discuss common challenges and connect with the local way of dairy farming.
May 29, 2019
Lely and Mueller sign agreement for Cooling Solutions
May 29, 2019 Maassluis, Netherlands - To achieve global coverage of cooling solutions, Lely and Mueller B.V. in Groenlo today signed an agreement to include Mueller milk tanks, silos and ancillary products in the Lely portfolio. This integration means added value for farmers, who now have a tightly integrated range of products to choose from, when building or expanding their dairy operations.
May 7, 2019
Alexander van der Lely and Karel van den Berg nominated for the European Inventor Award
The European Patent Office (EPO) announced that Alexander van der Lely, CEO, and Karel van den Berg, Director Innovations, have been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 as finalists in the category “Industry” for their fully automated milking system, Astronaut, that benefits animals and farmers. The winners of the 2019 edition of the EPO's annual innovation prize will be announced at a ceremony in Vienna on 20 June.