The milking robot comes with the proven I-flow concept for easy access, a new hybrid arm and an excellent working teat detection system both ensuring swift and smooth connection to the udder. Because your ladies deserve only the best.
I-flow concept: for unhindered entrance
The proven I-flow concept ensures that cows don’t need to turn when entering the milking robot. They will not be hindered and thus not experience any difficulty to get in to the machine for their milking return. In addition, the open cow box allows the cows to have contact with the rest of the herd during milking.
Both not only help in acceptance of the milking robot in their daily life. Cows also come to the milking robot more, frequently which results in a higher milk yield.
Hybrid arm: for quietness and freedom of movement
As with its predecessors, the hybrid arm of the Astronaut A5 is underneath the cow during milking; following her body. This gives the animals maximum freedom of movement whilst being milked. The new hybrid arm brings new technology, combining electrical movement and air in one; making it a very silent robot arm. This quietness brings – next to freedom of movement – also stress free milking within reach whilst guaranteeing accurate and swift attachment to the udder.
Improved teat detection system: for more accurate connection
The A5’s teat detection system has significantly improved. It consists of a three-layer laser system for detecting and connecting the teat cups to the udder. Fast, consistent and accurate handling is more relaxing for the cows. After each milking, the innovate software system stores the udder and teat position of each cow so that connecting for the next milking turn is as fast and consistent as possible.
Happy cows, happy dairy farmer
Smooth and quick milking for all cows in the herd, independent of their phase in the lactation period: that is what the Lely Astronaut A5 brings to you and your dairy farm. Stress-free and comfortable milking, helping you to keep your cows happy and healthy. With ultimately a higher milk yield. Happy cows, happy you.
Please feel free to contact us or your local Lely Center for more information on the Lely Astronaut A5. We are happy to help.
March 9, 2020
Lely closes a fantastic year with record sales of Astronaut A5 milking robots
2019 was an exceptional year for Lely. The Lely Astronaut A5 milking robot, which was introduced in 2018, generated record sales. Sales of other Lely robotics in the 46 countries we’re active in shows that the adoption of robots in dairy farms is continuing worldwide. Lely’s performance was noticed throughout the world in 2019. In April, the company was voted ‘Family Business of the Year’, and Lely was officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ at the end of the year. 2019 also marked Alexander van der Lely’s announcement that he would become chairman of Lely’s new Supervisory Board. On 1 January, he was replaced as CEO by Andre van Troost, a former member of the company’s Executive Board. The Supervisory Board’s task is to ensure that Lely continues to be a robust family business in the future.
Feb. 28, 2020
Free Cow Traffic
The basic principle of the Lely Astronaut milking robot
Lely has made some nice videos in which the idea behind some of our products is explained in a light-hearted way. In this way we also show to people from outside the sector that with our innovative automation we are improving the lives of animals and farmers.