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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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.
Nov. 13, 2018
Lely demonstrates: robotic milking is possible without pelletized concentrates
The 'Commodity feeder' for the Lely Astronaut offers a more economic alternative.
Maassluis, November 13 2018 – Milking robot manufacturer Lely offers its Astronaut customers the possibility to dose non-pelletized feed in the milking robot. The option is called 'Commodity feeder' and can result in huge savings on feed costs for robot milkers.
Nov. 13, 2018
Improving farm performances with lean principles
Launch of the Lely DairyWise farm management optimisation program
Maassluis, the Netherlands, November 13 2018 – The landscape of farming is changing; dairy farms are growing but still work with the same amount of labour and routines. In many cases, this leads to high workloads, an increased labour turnover and farm results that have room for improvement. This is why Lely developed the DairyWise farm management optimisation program. The farm specific program, based on lean principles, focusses on target setting, observing the current situation and implementing improvements. With this step, Lely expands their Farm Management Support services.