GEA Farm Technologies introduces the Apollo™MilkSystem. Apollo utilizes extremely innovative technology to automatically dispense teat dip from within the milking unit, just prior to removal, to ensure post-dipping is performed completely and consistently.

After removal, a sanitizing backflush solution neutralizes any remaining bacteria in the milking unit before it is attached to the next cow.

The ApolloMilkSystem makes certain milk is harvested safely through its patent-pending separation technology. A safety valve, constructed of tough Radel® material, guarantees milk and teat dip always remain in separate channels, safeguarding the purity of the milk supply. The “Block-Bleed-Block” shut-off design provides redundant safety that producers can rely on.

The unique geometry of the liner dome ensures that equal amounts of dip are distributed around each teat for complete coverage and protection – milking to milking.

The ApolloMilkSystem replaces dip cups that can become heavily soiled and potentially transfer mastitis-causing bacteria between cows or it replaces automatic post-dip spray systems that rarely provide dip coverage to all sides of the teat.

Plus, by automating the post-dipping process, dairy producers can reduce labor required in the parlor, improve milking procedure efficiencies and oftentimes increase parlor throughput.

The ApolloMilkSytem is integrated into the IQ Milking Unit, a unique, four chamber milking unit that features a vacuum control system that blocks air flow just prior to unit attachment (or if the unit is kicked-off) which means manure, bedding, or other contaminants are not sucked into the milk line. For more information, contact GEA Farm Technologies at 877-WS-DAIRY or 877-973-2479.