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Cow, Goat and Sheep Milkers CANADA

Updated: Oct 21

What is crucial for a Milking Machine?


What should you ask sellers about their milking machine?

Functional requirements for milking machines are described and standardized with ISO 5707. There are some “must-have” requirements for milking machines and parlours in ISO 5707. These requirements guarantee healthy udders and livestock, hygienic milk, and efficient milking. The essential parts of these requirements are vacuum pumps and pulsators. A milking machine must have a vacuum pump and at least one pulsator. You should ask for these parts and their technical details if they are suitable for milking.


What is the difference between piston milking machines and milking machines with a pulsator and vacuum pump?

- A milking machine with pistons is cheaper than a milking machine with a pulsator and vacuum pump.

- According to ISO standards, a milking machine with a pulsator and vacuum pump might be suitable for milking. A milking machine with pistons can’t be.

- A milking machine with pistons can’t have enough vacuum pressure for healthy and efficient milking. A milking machine with a pulsator and a vacuum pump can.


What do pulsators do?

Pulsators adjust the phases of the milk and the rest. These phases give health and comfort to cows and mimic their calves’ suck. Pulsators are the most crucial part of the milking machine to prevent mastitis and milk your animal efficiently.