LIVESTOCK: Operating two rather than one milking box not only saves water but electricity, too. These are the findings from the latest DLG test on Gea’s DairyRobot R9500 double robot set-up.

Up until the early 2010s, nearly every milking robot would have had its own separate and dedicated vacuum and cleaning system. Today, the norm is
for at least two if not four boxes to share one central utility cabinet. This approach can help not just to reduce the initial outlay but also to reduce the running costs. So, just how much water and electricity can be saved by when the two boxes have just the one central utility cabinet?

In profi 7/23, we published our exclusive test on Gea’s DairyRobot R9500 Monobox robot with one milking box. Prompted by the results, Gea decided to get the DLG to independently test the larger R9500 Multibox comprising two boxes. This second test run allows us to compare the water and energy consumption of both configurations.

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