Automatic Teat Cup Removers

automatic teat cup removers

Automatic Cup Removers (ACRs) have become an integral part of dairying in Australia today – with almost 30 per cent of Australian farmers investing in the technology (Tarrant & Armstrong 2012).

They bring several key advantages to the table, including reduced labour, less time-pressure in the dairy, and lowering SCC (because of their consistency at take-off, and reduced over-milking). ACRs are made up of many components: milk flow sensors, rams, control systems, and switches or activation points. They can be fitted to both new and existing equipment, which is a major advantage. And you can build on them as your budget allows – easing any financial hurdles.

Daviesway comes into its own in the often confusing ACR market, because of its specialised and experienced in-house team – which includes manufacturing. Daviesway offers a number of options from the best companies in the world, and we would welcome the opportunity to chat about the best options for your dairy.


All cup removers must have a basic level of control:

  • A let down delay to ensure the milking is consistent before monitoring milk flow
  • A take off delay to ensure the cluster has no vacuum in it before being removed
  • A milk flow adjustment to enable the system to be programmed to remove the cluster when you want it to be removed

From there the list is extensive with options across manufacturers including:

  • Network control
    All parameters can be sent to all units from a central controller
  • Retention Control
    The ability to control a retention system in rotaries
  • Claw drop and lift
    The ability to drop the claw over the edge of the platform for it to pass by the bridge and lifting again for the operator – allowing the cow a clearer entry onto the rotary platform
  • Maximum milking time
    Cluster is removed automatically or at this time if still milking
  • Minimum milking time
    Alarm is raised if does not milk for at least this time
  • Monitoring
    Monitoring of all inputs and outputs
  • Milk yield
    Ability to provide milk yield, or can be upgraded to provide yield
  • Teat Spray
    Ability to control a teat spray unit, or can be upgraded to this function
  • Herd management
    Ability to integrate with a herd management system
  • Interface
    Switch, button, keypad, display

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