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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Feb. 27, 2019
Lely continues to grow in robotics and farm management data in a positive economic climate
Maassluis, 27 February 2019 - Lely has achieved robust growth in 2018 by further strengthening its position as a leading supplier of robotics and farm management data for the dairy farm. The year saw various milestones, such as the celebration of its 70th anniversary, the launch of a new Astronaut milking robot and sharing their vision of the ‘future dairy farm.’
Feb. 18, 2019
Lely introduces Quaress Barrier, a sprayable barrier uddercare product
Maassluis, 18 February 2019 - As part of a carefully selected range of uddercare products, Lely now introduces Quaress Barrier. This sprayable barrier product is suitable for every situation and especially designed to use in combination with automatic milking.
Jan. 17, 2019
Lely expands their barn lighting system with new LED fixtures
In addition to the 250 Watt LED fixtures, Lely introduces a new 125 Watt LED fixture with a maximum output of 18,000 lumen. The Lely L4C LED 125 is specially developed for low barns, dry cows, beef cattle and workspaces.