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VORTEX SHUT OFF VALVE

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Advantages

  • A combination high flow milk sensor and shut off valve
  • No recordable vacuum drop through the device during milking
  • Reliable, effective and applicable to all machines
  • 3A Approved

Vortex Shut Off Valve offers a high performance milk shut off valve. Designed to maintain stable teat end vacuum at high milk flow rates. 

The Vortex Shut Off quickly evacuates milk using a unique spiralling action ensuring a continuous vacuum path through the valve.

* Standard feature in North America.

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BAILMATE / BAILGATE STRAP

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Advantages

  • Saves labour by removing an operator at cups off
  • Can be set to only lower BailGate if needed (alarms or still milking at bridge)
  • You can choose which alarms will retain an animal to suit each farms milking procedures

BailMate Rams save you time and make it easier to manage animals on your rotary platform, by automatically lowering and raising your BailGate Straps when used with ECR Plus. BailMate rams work intelligently with your ECR Plus to lower and raise a BailGate Strap when the cup removers are activated. If cups are kicked off or a SmartD-TECT alarm occurs, BailMate leaves the BailGate Strap down so the cow is presented back to the operator for inspection. 

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SMARTSPRAY (PRE AND POST)

TEAT SPRAY SYSTEM

Advantages

  • Reduces labour in the parlour
  • Sprays every cow, every time
  • Acts as leg spreader, making cupping easier
  • Pre-milking spray option (only with Navigate Dairy Management) which reduces labour

SmartSPRAY is an innovative automatic teat spray system designed specifically for rotary dairies.  

SmartSPRAY replaces the need for manual teat spraying and teat dipping before and after milking. This greatly reduces labour during milking, while ensuring maximum coverage regardless of the cow’s position in the bail. SmartSPRAY is directly controlled by Waikato ECR-S and ECR Plus cup removers. When combined with Waikato Milking Systems cup removers the SmartSPRAY can be set to not spray animals that are returning to the operator. This minimises accidental contamination of milk if the cluster is re-attached.

No operator input is required during milking other than filling the tank with teat spray. The tank is mounted underneath the rotary.

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YIELD INDICATOR

MILK SENSING

Advantages

  • No moving parts means zero maintenance
  • Measures milk volume and milking profile
  • Excellent tool to show milking trends for each animal
  • Large inlet and outlet nozzles ensure very low vacuum drop

The Yield Indicator is a zero maintenance free flow milk volume sensor. When combined with Navigate Dairy Management Software, it is possible to track each animals milking performance over time. 

This data can be used to change feed regimes, improve milking procedures or cull under-performing animals. 

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ELECTRONIC MILK METER

MILK SENSING

Advantages

  • High accuracy (ICAR Pending)
  • Designed to suit high flow rate while maintaining stable teat end vacuum
  • Know exactly how each animal is performing at every milking

The Waikato Electronic Milk Meter gives you an accurate clear picture of how each animal milks at every milking. Not just total volume, the EMM gives the milking profile of each animal which shows how she milks. This indicates milking procedure performance and cow comfort. Production volumes help design better feed regimes for each animal, ensuring your entire herd is performing to its optimum level.

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SMARTD-TECT

PULSATION

Reduce your labour, and increase your productivity with SmartD-TECT’s automation technology.

SmartD-TECT automates your stimulation and prep routine by delivering three valuable milking functions, without adding any additional tasks for the operator:    

Eliminates fore-stripping
• Pre-milking stimulation

• Udder health detection

With SmartD-TECT, the cluster can be attached immediately after the teat wiping process. This ensures the same milking routine every time - without the operator needing to estimate the best attachment time, or missing the best time if they become distracted.

By removing processes and the variabilities of operators - SmartD-TECT provides consistency in performance, and productivity advantages that no other conventional milking system offers.

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Eliminate fore-stripping. Reduce labour. Increase productivity
By automating your milking stimulation and prep routine, SmartD-TECT eliminates fore-stripping to reduce the number of employees required in your parlour, while increasing your productivity. With SmartD-TECT, the pre-milking phase replicates udder stimulation. And by having the same pre-milking routine every time, cows let their milk down sooner, more consistently, and at a higher average flow rate - reducing the overall milking time for each animal.

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Udder Health Detection
In a conventional milking system, SmartD-TECT’s unique individual quarter testing delivers the most accurate alert for abnormal milk. The alert can be set for a range between a very small conductivity change in animals, where no action may be required - right through to a very high conductivity alert for animals in need of urgent attention. The choice is yours and the sensitivity settings can be easily adjusted to suit your individual preference via SmartCONTROL. When an udder health Issue is detected - abnormal milk will show as a red flashing alarm during milking - at the milking point, and in the herd management system if you’re using one. By identifying the onset of mastitis up to four days before visual signs are evident, SmartD-TECT provides you with the ability to make decisions about your animals before they cost you productivity - and enable you to make data-driven decisions on your herds health.

How does SmartD-TECT work?

During the pre-milking phase, the pulsator milks each quarter separately and measures the conductivity of each. Individual quarter conductivity allows SmartD-TECT to eliminate issues with dilution between quarters to deliver a highly accurate alert for a potential udder problem - unlike other systems that measure the whole udder conductivity.


If any quarters are abnormal, you will be alerted up to four days before visual signs are evident. This provides automated detection of problem animals and potential udder health issues, without being completely reliant on employees to detect them - reducing treatment time and cost. The SmartD-TECT process creates a natural let-down response, and performs a consistent routine every milking without operator intervention.

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Seamless Integration

SmartD-TECT integrates seamlessly into any conventional rotary or in-line milking system.

Whether it’s a retro-fit, or a new installation - our authorised Waikato Milking Systems dealers will provide quick and easy installation of the SmartD-TECT system, and remain available for reliable ongoing support and servicing should you require it.

SmartD-TECT Components

The technologically advanced SmartD-TECT Pulsator, SmartD-TECT Sensor and SmartCONTROL components all work together smoothly and continuously to automate your pre-milking stimulation and udder health detection.

 SmartD TECT Components

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BAIL DISPLAY

MILKING DATA

Advantages

  • Shows real time milking information
  • Display shows alerts by flashing red
  • Animals can be drafted from the display
  • Manual retain cow in bail*

A robust stainless steel housing holds the bail display for protection from impacts and high pressure wash hoses. The User Display shows the operator the exact status of each animal including any alerts.

Using a backlit LCD display with large characters makes reading quick and easy. And a bright red flashing backlight for alert situations makes it easy to see alerts as they happen.

Shows real time milking information incl: Current Yield & Flow Rate**, Milking Time, Animal ID***, Operator Alerts.

* Requires BailMate/BailGate

**  Needs Yield Indicator or Milk Meter

***  NaviGate Rotary ID

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ROTARY POSITIONING SYSTEM

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Advantages

  • 100% accuracy when determining the relationship of the bail to ID due to high quality photo optics
  • Auto positioning feature allows for platform park function
  • Easily fits to any size rotary with no on site welding required

The Rotary Platform Positioning System precisely controls special rotary functions such as Fixed Point Take Off, Claw Drop and BailGate Control.

The patented vision technology system, accurately measures the exact position of the rotary, guaranteeing the relationship between bail and ID wth total confidence. The sensors are mounted away from water, feed dust and animals which improves the reliability and performance over time.

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CLAW DROP

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Advantages

  • Lowers the cluster under the bridge to create a clear space for the cow to enter and exit the rotary
  • Cows do not get tangled in the cluster when trying to enter or exit
  • Hoses don’t get pulled off across the bridge, so do not accidentally vacuum up manure

When you use Claw Drop, your clusters automatically present to the operator for application onto the cow. When the clusters are removed by the cup remover, they automatically drop below the rotary deck and hang on the ECR cord until presented again to the operator. A key benefit of Claw Drop is to clear the cluster set away from the front of the bail so as to avoid cows becoming caught up as they exit the platform.

* Requires Rotary Positioning System or NaviGate ID.

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FIXED POINT TAKE OFF

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Advantages

  • Stops milking and removes the cluster at an exact point near the rotary exit
  • Helps prevent cows being mixed into different groups
  • Speeds up milking time by preventing “double lap” cows

Fixed Point Take Off is a useful time saving feature available with the ECR Plus. The system works by stopping any cows still milking as the bail gets close to the exit.

This means cows do not get mixed up into the wrong group or require you to stop the rotary to let her finish. Because no cows do a second rotation, the total milking time is shortened.

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BAILGATE CONTROL

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Advantages

  • Only lowers the BailGate if an animal is still milking across the bridge or has an alert
  • Eliminates unnecessary operation and therefore wear and tear on the BailGate

The BailGate Control means that the BailGate is only lowered behind the cow when needed. For example cows have alerts and need to be re-presented to the operator are automatically retained. 

For cows still milking at the bridge, the BailGate automatically closes preventing the cow from stepping off the platform across the bridge area.