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.
May 23, 2019
Better with Robots
Podcast with Brian Houin of Homestead Dairy, the largest robotic dairy in North America
Two years after their first start up, Homestead Dairy is currently the largest robotic dairy in North America with 36 milking robots. Brian Houin joins Preston Vincent and talks about why they chose robots, the factors that influenced the decisions they made prior to their first startup and the takeaways they have learned since. Brian also discusses the differences he has seen in herd behavior, health, reproduction, production, genetics and more.
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.