Milking Robot

MERLIN MILKING ROBOT

TDM is the exclusive importer of Merlin milking robot for Italy, produced by the english company Fullwood which have been working on the robotic milking for over 20 years. A technologically advanced product as a milking robot cannot avoid a constant growth and innovation.

We are pleased to introduce you the strong points of the new Merlin:

QUICK

Fullwood Merlin milking robots have always had the fastest udder connection for milking. The new Merlin arm is completely re-designed while being more efficient and more silent. It offers high speed performances and precision in the udder connection.

CHEAP

The economic affordability is one of the main characteristics of the robot. Besides lowering the managing costs, our latest robot is cheaper too.

It is important to underline that the new machine is completely compatible with previous Merlin versions.

EFFICIENT

Extensive tests have shown that the new Merlin robot uses less energy than the older versions. The majority of this saving comes from the new milking arm which is now managed by electrical motors instead of compressed air. It uses also less water which makes it one of the cheapest and most environmentally-friendly solution.

VERSATILE

The robot is characterized by an exclusive design with double exit which allows a separation system with side or straight exit for the cows. The configuration is available therefore with straight and side entrance.

RELIABLE

Fullwood products are well known worldwide for their reliability, robust and building quality. The new Merlin robot is no exception – only the best components and high quality stainless steel to ensure a long-lasting existence of the robot.

ERGONOMIC

The new Merlin design is based on cow’s comfort and farmer’s security. The new machine is equipped with a number of security features which improve the wellness of the cows but they also grant the milk integrity

THE BEST TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR SERVICE

BEST TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR SERVICE

The milking parlour allows the farmer to interact with the machine through different way. For each robot is available a touch screen monitor where to check animal’s data. Even in the office, the farmer can manage the herd directly from the personal computer, thanks to the managing software Crystal, set the feeding management or animal separation as well as check the animals in heat or sanitary alarms. We can check data even through tablet or smartphone to be able to connect the machine in case of need, even when the farmer is out of the farm.

Some features of the Merlin Milking Robot
AFIMILK IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM

The Merlin milking robot uses as animal identification system the new pedometer Afitag II which identifies the cow entering the robot, but also thanks to the wi-fi technology, it sends data to the computer concerning the rest behavior and heat periods of every animal

CRYSTAL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Crystal is the software analyzing and elaborating the data of the herd allowing the farmer to monitor the production, fertility, health status of the animals and many other managing aspects. Specifically designed to manage the herd with robotic milking.

CRYSTAL LAB – REAL-TIME MILK ANALYSIS

Crystal Lab is a real-time analyzer measuring fat, proteins, lactose and presence of blood in the cow’s milk during the milking phase. The analysis technique is based on the refraction of the light  (NIRS) and allow to read the composition of the milk without using reagents and without the need to pick up samples to be analyzed elsewhere. All milk is analyzed online and sent to the tank without any analysis cost. Have available these data allow us to find an early stage metabolic disease of the high production cows (ketosis, acidosis), using the variation of the relation fat / protein of the animals. Another important application is the one related to the optimization of the ration destined to cows in lactation.

NEW CONDUCTIVITY SENSOR BY QUARTER - 4QC

The latest conductivity sensor 4QC of the Merlin milking robot analyses the milk on every udder to give a promptly alarm in case of udder infection (mastitis). Tests have shown that 4QC can detect an infected quarter reliable way.

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