Milking Machine wash cycleTesting

Before any new milking machine is used, it should be thoroughly tested for both milking and cleaning performance. This is the responsibility of the milking machine supplier. The milking machine dealer should provide the dairy operator with instructions for operation of the milking machine in both the milking and cleaning mode. The results of a commission test should also be presented documenting that the milking machine is functional and with measurements of:
• Vacuum level at the regulator or vacuum gauge
• Milking vacuum level (average vacuum in the claw at peak milk flow)
• Pulsator rate and ratio with a commissioning check of each pulsator
• Effective and Manual Reserve airflow
• Air injector timing
• Water flow rate thorough each milking unit during the wash cycle.
• Recommended cycles for cleaning
• Recommended chemical concentrations for each cycle (ISO 5707)


  • Milking Machine Testing

    THE MILKING machine is often blamed as a major cause of mastitis and milk quality problems. To minimise problems it is vital to test the plant while cows are being milked We find equipment problems on most dairies even though 90% or more of the farms that we visit are maintainedFind out more

  • Mastitis Control

    Mastitis is costing the UK dairy industry around £150 million a year and is the third most common reason for cows to be culled.Find out more

  • Advisory Service

    If a client is not achieving premium payments for his or her milk we can investigate the reasons for this and help them to produce milk of a quality that will attract these payments. Such an investigation might involve analysing the incidence of mastitis in the herd, the tube usage, the individual somatic cell counts of the cows and reviewing the milking routine and the environment in which the cows liveFind out more