With the launch of the Lely Astronaut A5 earlier this year, our milking robot stepped up in terms of ease of use and uptime. Easy maintenance was key during the development of the milking robot as well as a user-friendly interface to manage the machine.
Lely engineers and technicians on what that means in their daily practice on our customers’ farms.
‘The Astronaut A4 is a very efficient and excellent performing robot. The A5 is a step above that,’ says Kevin Bender, Product Specialist Lely North America. He emphasizes the ease of maintenance for the service technician, which is confirmed by Melle Plat, Product Specialist Lely Center Heerenveen (the Netherlands). ‘We have actually had very few problems even at the start up stage,’ adds Melle.
Thanks to the large central unit, the heart of the robot is easily accessible. ‘You can almost walk in to it,’ says Frank Jensen, Service technician Lely Center Tarm (Denmark). Service technicians can do their jobs and maintain the milking robot without the help of their Lely Center.
A smooth and silent working milking robot bringing less alarms, less calls and maximum uptime. Not only resulting in more time to spend on other activities on the farm, but also delivering more milk in the tank and improved farm results.
Curious to hear more of what the Lely technicians say about working with the Astronaut A5? Watch the compilation video and feel free to contact us for more information on the Lely Astronaut A5.
Nov. 22, 2022
Lely Reaches Class Action Settlement
Pella, Iowa – November 22, 2022 – Lely today announced it has signed a settlement agreement involving litigation regarding the Lely Astronaut A4 in the United States. The settlement is for an initial amount of $49.75 million, which amount is subject to adjustment based on the options provided in the settlement agreement. The total amount of the settlement is dependent on the participation rate of an agreed-upon trade-in program from Lely Astronaut A4 to A5. If approved by the court, the settlement would resolve a class action lawsuit that was filed in February 2020.
March 4, 2022
Lely discontinues commercial activities in Russia and Belarus
Lely is shocked by Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. The Ukrainian people are in the midst of a war and face great uncertainty. Our thoughts are with the people directly affected by this crisis. Lely condemns Russia’s invasion and is immediately ceasing commercial activities in the region. This means that we will stop supplying robots to Russia and Belarus. We will continue to supply spare parts and consumables to our existing customers in these countries, considering that otherwise cow welfare and food supply in the region would be compromised.