ApolloMilkSystem – Automated Teat Dipping and Backflushing Milking Unit

Apollo provides you with long-term benefits: the milking process becomes faster, easier and more efficient while working processes are standardized.

This first‑of‑its‑kind product incorporates patented technology to automatically apply post‑dip, through the head of the liner at the end of milking, and automatically backflush after detach – facilitating a superior milk harvesting process every time the cow enters the parlor.

The flexibility of the ApolloMilkSystem allows it to be implemented in a variety of milking systems – whether rotary, side‑by‑side or herringbone parlor. The unique liner connection allows the cluster to hang straighter, optimizing milking geometry and udder confirmation.

Optimal post-dip application

ApolloMilkSystem – Automated Teat Dipping and Backflushing Milking Unit

The ApolloMilkSystem applies post‑dip to each teat while the teat is still under vacuum and stretched out in the liner, optimally covering the teat surface with dip and sanitizing the area before it is exposed to the external environment. This method allows the dip to penetrate into all of the folds and wrinkles of the teats, further enhancing the mastitis prevention benefits of post‑dipping. The amount of dip applied is also accurately controlled. This can reduce the total amount of dip used when compared to other methods. And, it ensures the dip that is applied is always fresh and free from contamination.

Post‑dipping cows after milking prevents bacterial infections and helps maintain udder health. The ApolloMilkSystem ensures that cows are dipped completely and consistently at every milking.

Automatic backflushing aids in Mastitis prevention

ApolloMilkSystem – Automated Teat Dipping and Backflushing Milking Unit

After the consistent and reliable post‑dipping of each cow, every milking unit on the ApolloMilkSystem is automatically backflushed with a sanitizing solution after unit removal. Alternating water and sanitizing cycles with bursts of air creates powerful turbulence inside the teat cups and bowl of the milking unit, which greatly reduces the total amount of water required to effectively backflush; especially when compared to older, traditional backflush technology.

Backflushing reduces the risk of mastitis-causing bacteria being transferred between cows and can also reduce the risk of subclinical mastitis, thereby improving overall milk quality and the mammary system health of your herd.

Maximum safety for the milk

The milking unit is sub‑divided into four separate guide chambers that channel the milk toward the outlet. This means milk is transferred quickly from the unit, even at higher flow rates. The integrated automatic vacuum shut‑off decreases milking vacuum fluctuations and keeps dirt from being sucked into the milking system.

Apart from that, the milk never comes into contact with the cleaning agents. A smart valve technology separates the milk and the sanitizing media carefully from each other. This way it is guaranteed that water, dip and disinfectant will never come in contact with the tank milk.

ApolloMilkSystem – Automated Teat Dipping and Backflushing Milking Unit

With the ApolloMilkSystem…

  • Teats are consistently and optimally dipped within the milking unit prior to unit removal
  • Milking units are backflushed with a sanitizing solution after each use
  • Exposure to mastitis causing pathogens is reduced
  • Cows are milked with minimal stress in fewer manual steps

The results provide you with:

  • Better milk quality and mammary system health
  • Reduced labor requirements
  • Increased parlor throughput
  • Improved overall profitability
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