A NEW, all-enclosed design that transforms the look of the traditional
milking parlour and improves its clean-ability, in an age when
dairy farms are under increasing hygienic scrutiny, is being launched
as an optional extra on new models of Fullwood herringbone and
rapid exit parlours.
Sliding doors in Fullwood's new enclosed parlour design allow easy
access to covered equipment beneath each milking station for maintenance
or collection of milk samples.
Named the Cleanline the new design - which brings a streamlined
new look to parlours while enclosing essential milking equipment
behind specially-constructed housing - comprises washable stainless
steel cabinet work enclosing milk meters, pulsators and pipework
beneath the cow platform, together with similar stainless steel
enclosures surrounding overhead milking station consoles above
the kick rail.
Fundamentally, it transforms the whole look of the parlour into
a much neater, cleaner and sleeker working environment, Fullwood
marketing manager, Adele Riley, points out.
“Apart from giving the milking parlour a much more modern
and streamlined appearance, importantly, the Cleanline has been
developed to protect the key operating parts of the parlour against
soiling and contamination,” Ms Riley says.
“In this way it has the potential to save on labour, by
providing easier-to-clean flatter surfaces for wash down.
“Essentially, it helps make the parlour a much cleaner working
environment, in line with the food production facility that a modern
parlour should be.”
While the new design helps protect milking equipment during normal
use, sliding doors in the cabinets beneath each milking station
allow easy access to equipment for maintenance or taking milk samples,
Ms Riley points out.
“Looking forward, it is increasingly important that dairy
farming presents a clean, hygienic industry.
“With everything boxed in behind stainless steel, it is
an extremely neat looking system,” she adds.
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