Rotary Platforms

Technology to maximise your milking time, and minimise your downtime.

When you invest in a rotary platform you want a system which is superbly designed, robust, reliable and easy to use. We engineer complexity out of our systems, producing rotary platforms which are technically advanced and sophisticated yet simple to operate. Ease of use and the uncluttered layout of the dairy environment leads to improved productivity.

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Centrus Composite Rotary Platform

Advantages

  • Extreme lightness and strength translate to reduced wear, tear and maintenance
  • Lightweight enables platform to stop very quickly in emergency situation
  • Deck surface, with proper care, will look like new for life of the platform
  • Each stage of production is managed – from manufacture to first milking
  • Consistent quality anywhere in the world - no concerns with sub-standard concrete supply

Centrus Composite Rotary platforms out perform all others.

The latest generation of Centrus can now be tailored specifically to your requirements. Its development brings together three decades of knowledge culminating in a modern, composite rotary platform that’s unique, structurally superior and extremely capable in any milking application.

Centrus can now be built in almost any size you want, by way of its single bail modular design. This too is a feature unique and specific only to Centrus Composite Rotary platforms.

The deck sections of the Centrus are formed in a multi-layer laminated process.  The result is a deck which is 75% lighter and far more durable than traditional concrete or steel alternatives.  With proper care, Centrus composite platforms will look like new for their entire life, never pitting or cracking with age or exposure to effluent and harsh chemicals.

Cow comfort is enhanced with the addition of specially formulated and replaceable rubber mats in every bail.  The mats are soft to stand on, they protect the cows’ hooves during milking and promote a quieter milking environment.

Waikato Milking Systems manage each stage of the production and commissioning of each Centrus Composite Rotary platform – from manufacture through to the first milking – to preserve the integrity of this superb product.  

The platforms arrive on site – anywhere in the world – accompanied by a specialist team who oversee the unloading, set-up and commissioning of every Centrus dairy platform.

Standard Features:
• Lightweight and durable modular composite deck sections, resistant to urine and chemicals
• High Strength
• Hot dipped Galvanised modular sub frame which the composite deck segments attach to
• Rubber mats in every bail / stall
• Galvanised inner and outer rim plates
• Hot dipped galvanised steel teardrop bail design ensures cow comfort and protects the milking equipment
• High strength steel rollers
• Simple lubrication system
• Full circumference control and emergency stop cord
• Heavy Duty D-Gate with integrated water jet
• Standard Operator Console includes start/stop, speed control, platform reverse and emergency stop
• Entry crush switch for cow safety
• SmartFIT Brackets for faster on-farm setup
• Fully compatible with all Waikato Milking Systems’ milking automation technologies

Options:
• Heavy-duty bails for the most demanding dairy environments - available in either galvanised or Stainless steel
• BailGate Cow Retention Straps
• Additional Operator Console or Emergency Stop
• Feed bins and head dividers for feeding during milking
• Multi Roller or Fixed Roller under carriage
• Stainless Steel outer rim plate and dry edge option
• Ladder for easy access to the centre of the platform

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Orbit Concrete Rotary Platform

Advantages

  • A quiet, efficient milking platform that is easy to use
  • Wide deck allows for machine to be completely protected
  • Unique deck ports allow for better cluster alignment and easy cluster application
  • Deck slopes outwards which eases entry and exit from the platform as well as ensuring effluent runs to the outside of the platform

Known for their strength and integrity, Orbit platforms are designed to integrate seamlessly with Waikato Milking Systems’ dairy automation technology. 

The design of an Orbit rotary platform provides operators with a clean, fast milking environment, cow flow on and off the platform is excellent and the milking equipment is easily accessible.

Buying an Orbit rotary platform is an investment in solid, proven technology. The design enables installing an off-the-shelf Waikato Milking System without any further additions or alterations. This is an important consideration as adding to a completed platform can compromise the integrity of the finished product.

The direction of platform rotation is selected at the time of sale. One operator control console is supplied with the platform that includes safety devices and protection equipment. SmartFIT mounting systems make equipment installation quicker and maintenance easier. With a 2.7m deck Orbit platforms also offer excellent protection for milking and electronic equipment.

With a well-earned reputation for more than 25 years concrete rotary platforms have served the dairy industry well. Waikato Milking Systems Orbit rotary is a recognised leader and has proven over time to be the platform of choice for most New Zealand and many international customers.

Standard Features:
• 100mm concrete deck
• Hot dipped galvanised steel teardrop bail design ensures cow comfort and protects the milking equipment
• Large walkway in front of cows
• High strength steel rollers
• Simple lubrication system
• Full circumference control and emergency stop cord
• Heavy Duty D-Gate with integrated water jet
• Entry crush switch for cow safety
• Standard Operator Console includes start/stop, speed control, platform reverse and emergency stop
• SmartFIT Brackets for faster on-farm setup
• Fully compatible with all Waikato Milking Systems’ milking automation technologies

Options:
• Heavy-duty bails for the most demanding dairy environments - available in either galvanised or Stainless steel
• BailGate Cow Retention Straps
• Additional Operator Console or Emergency Stop
• Feed bins and head dividers for feeding during milking
• Ladder for easy access to the centre of the platform
• Multi Roller or Fixed Roller under carriage

 

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GOAT AND SHEEP ROTARY PLATFORMS

Advantages

  • Modular, kitset design can be configured to suit you. Internal or External loading and in a range of sizes to suit
  • Rubber matting over entire platform deck for animal comfort
  • Stainless steel, light weight structure for long life of platform and undercarriage
  • Can quickly and calmly milk animals within a 5 minute rotation

The Waikato Goat + Sheep Rotary has been designed to operate as a complete, integrated milking system.

The platform seamlessly incorporates the milking machine, milking automation and NaviGate Dairy Management System to create an efficient milking environment. We have worked closely with farmers during the design process to ensure that we deliver a farmer focused milking solution. 

A key focus was to create a system that milked animals quickly and calmly regardless of the level of technology included in each machine.

This lets you decide what level of automation suits your particular farming requirements. And as your requirements change, so too can the machine — it is easily upgraded over time.

Built using a modular stainless steel and polymer deck section, the rotary platform is resistant to wash chemicals and urine. It is also lightweight, reducing load on the roller carriage and increasing the reliability. 

With the option of a standard ACR or high performance Cluster Lift ACR, it is possible to comfortably milk 1000+ goats per hour in a 100 bail machine. The ACR accurately determines the end of milking point and also measures individual volumes for each animal. 

Head Locks are a standard feature and securely hold the animal on the platform while she milks. With an optional drafting lane at the exit, it is possible to draft animals directly from the rotary.

In bail feed can be added to entice animals into the stall and also feed high producers a special ration.

Standard Features:
• Stainless steel, tippable feed bins for easy cleaning and long life
• Head lock to securely hold the animal during milking
• Rubber matting for animal comfort and hoof health
• Designed to allow optional upgrades to simply bolt on

Optional Features:
• Cluster lift ACR allows rapid attachment of cluster to animals
• Milk volume recording to aid management decisions
• NaviGate Dairy Management System to manage in parlour feeding, milk production recording and drafting - works with HDX and RFID ear tags
• Hydraulic lift platform at cups on lets you set the most comfortable milking height for your operators