Automatic Cluster Flush Systems from Cotswold
Cluster flushing is a very effective way of controlling the transfer of contagious mastitis organisms from cow to cow, during milking. It can also have some effect on environmental mastitis organisms, however, if environmental organisms are the problem, cluster flushing may not always be the answer.
The best way to determine the type of problem is to have samples tested. At CollinsAgri we can arrange for samples to be tested by a specialist veterinary laboratory, if required, just contact us for further assistance.
The Cotswold Automatic Cluster Flush system is a very effective way of sanitizing the milking units between cows therefore, minimising the transfer of contagious mastitis organisms, with a clean cluster on every cow.
The process is fully automatic, with individual unit flushing being initiated by the cluster remover on swingover herringbone and most other parlours. Whole side flushing is activated by the vacuum gate controls, on doubled up herringbone parlours. Doubled up herringbones can alternatively be operated by a separate push button (one per side) if required.
Once activated by the vacuum signal, the cluster flush control module completes the cycle of two flushes, (water and peracetic acid 0.5%) leaving the cluster ready to put on the next cow. Also available is a compressed air operated automatic cluster drop valve, enabling the ACR ram to lower the cluster when flushing, thus aiding drainage.
The Automatic Cluster Flush system has been designed with a unique liquid/pressure cylinder, ensuring only compressed air travels through the solenoid valves, which reduces requirements for solenoid valve replacements and therefore providing our customers with a more reliable and cost effective solution.
Quick and easy to install
Adaptable to most manufacturers' systems
Versions for swing-over and doubled up high and low level herringbones, abreast, tandem and rotary parlours
Vigorous flushing action, thoroughly sanitizing long milk tube, claw and liners
Unique pressure cylinders, providing consistent volumes of water and pressure to all units
Unique anti-syphon valve, incorporated in cylinder, effectively prevents water/ chemical mixture being sucked into milk line
Vacuum initiation means no wiring is needed to the ACR controls, therefore no issues with ACR warranty.
Please contact us if you require more information or a quotation and we will contact you to arrange a farm visit, preferably with your milking machine engineer.
Cotswold Cluster Flush System
Part Number Part Description
CF1 Cluster flush per point (all parlour types, complete with header tank, power supply, controls, pressure cylinders, water and pressure pipework, brackets and clips.
DOS250 Dosatron chemical dispenser
CF46 One way check valve (for inlet side of Dosatron)
WH19 In line water filter ¾" BSP, for use with Dosatron.
CF25 Three stage food grade air filter set, with regulator and gauge
CF23 Cluster hanger/hook, to invert cluster (State make and model of claw when ordering)
ACR100Automatic cluster drop valve (one per point)