Maintenance of the milking machine

Milking machine - static testing

Regular check ups of the basic functioning of the milking machine&nbsp should be done regularly. It is recommended that qualified technicians perform a full evaluation of the system every six months using precision instruments.

There are two types of testing:


The vacuum pump

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The vacuum pump extracts the air from the milking system, creating a vacuum that sucks the milk out of the udder and through the pipes. 

Washing system

Pipes of the washing system

Wash pipes

Like all pipes of the milking machine, the wash pipes should have minimal length and curves, ensuring a minimum quantity of water needed at each milking point and at the receiver/ vessel-sanitary trap set. Use of stainless steel pipes and fittings is recommended since the cost involved is easily recovered compared to other systems.

Parts of the milking machine

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