Milking system’s swing-over arm design makes use of limited space to achieve similar capacity as a double-up or low line system, with often lower capital investment

Peterborough, Canada June 21 2016. DeLaval is proud to introduce
DeLaval Midiline ML3100 swing-over milking parlour to the Canadian dairy industry. 
A  superior ultramodern swing-over arm is positioned in the middle of the pit, and is engineered to service both sides of the parlour. The attractive design details integrate DelPro™ Farm Management capabilities into batch milking routines to ensure a high level of advanced milking and herd management functionality.

DeLaval Midiline™ ML3100 parlours are ergonomically developed to help minimize the forces acting on the dairy producer in relationship to milking work demands. The system is operator friendly enabling the dairy producer to interact efficiently and easily as most automation is conveniently mounted overhead, sheltered from typical milking conditions, and affixed with automatic cluster removal. These features are attributed to the sleek arm exterior and flexible design, providing optimal tube alignment in a swing-over parlour, to aptly improve milking routines and conditions.

Paul and Laura Gingrich, owners of Margin Holsteins near Downeyville ON, know all too well the efficiencies gained from DeLaval ML3100. They recently shifted from milking 50 cows in a tie-stall pipeline to a double 10 ML3100 in their retro-fit barn. Installed by Norwell early Spring Paul explains; “We knew we couldn’t continue to milk in a switch tie-stall for much longer, since it’s physically demanding and time consuming. Now we enjoy milking, once again.” Laura smiles and adds “It’s not milking, it’s playing.” This is the first installation of its kind in North America with a 2nd installation nearing completion at the farm of William Judge, located in Caledon East, ON.

This is an extremely attractive alternative for dairy producers”, says Steve Shea, DeLaval Canada - Milking Systems Product Specialist. ”Our swing start feature is natural and intuitive.” He continues, “With ML3100 you no longer need to press a button to begin the milking. Once the unit swings to the other side of the milking parlour, the v aacuum startsutomatically.” Delivered pre-assembled in compact modules, it reduces the traditional installation time and manages associated dairy facility improvement costs.


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