The MIone will free you
from rigid milking times. You can achieve an optimum level of
flexibility both for the development of your farm as well as for
your personal time management. The special thing about the MIone is
that it is not placed as an isolated set of equipment somewhere in
the milking parlor, but is an intelligent integral part of a sound
overall concept. The crucial element of this is the idea of a
milking centre with the MIone at the heart of it. As the cows
determine their own milking time, you are left with more time for
herd management or other activities, which otherwise must always
come further down your to-do list. In this respect, the proven
milking technology of GEA Farm Technologies offers high milk
quality combined with the optimum comfort for your cows.
The main aspects of this new development are
the well thought through barn design: individually tailored to
meet your needs
expandability: Is your farm growing? The MIone grows with
the modular multibox principle: 1 to 5 box installations by
easy flanging together of existing modules
the "milking centre" concept: the concentration of all
important areas to do with milking in a single location
In reality, it will not
only be just you, your farm or your time plan that profits from our
MIone Multibox-Systems working mode: After just a short time each
of the animals will regularly go into the comfortable milking stall
in keeping with their own cycle. Here they will be served by the
mobile attachment robot.
The rest is a pleasant routine: Day after day, night after night
and always with the same precision.
Locating of the
teats with the help of a 3D-direct camera system
With the latest and unique teat locating technology from
GEA Farm Technologies the position of the teats on the udder are
detected quickly and unambiguously. At the core of the system is a
3D-direct camera secured to the application arm. The camera
simultaneously sees the teat-cups and the teat, brings both
directly in relation to each other, and thus ensures that attaching
is both quick and secure. Another advantage of this technology
compared to conventional systems is the lack of sensitivity to
oblique sources of light.
Furthermore, the process
allows the camera to be mounted in a position, where it is best
protected against dirt and possible kicks of the animals. As, in
the MultiBox concept, the robot arm for placing the teat-cup
immediately moves on to the next stall or next cow after having
carried out its task and never remains under the cow during
milking. The system additionally ensures that the risk of possible
damage is further reduced.
And this is how the
The MIone is a milking robot with MultiBox system in
which parallel milking is possible from a single stall up to a
maximum of five, depending on the size of the system.
As soon as a cow enters a
free milking stall and is identified through its recognition tag,
its personal data are compared with that in the MIones database. If
it is intended that the cow will be milked, the equipment then
begins distributing the power feed ration suitable for that
individual cow. This is controlled in such a way that the
feed is distributed during the time of the attachment and the
estimated period required for milking. This ensures that the
animals remain still. The mobile robot arm, on which the teat
positioning camera is located and which takes over the attachment
of the teat-cups, is called up by the milking stall as soon as a
cow which is ready for milking has been identified and it then
moves to the appropriate place. It picks up the milking arm which
is located there and which has a frame at its end with the
teat-cups. It then moves this under the cow and places the
teat-cups onto the teats.
Now the milking starts with
the working operations of teat cleaning, pre-milking, stimulation,
milking and removal of the teat-cups. During this the milking arm
ensures optimum positioning of the teat-cups and the hose
The result is an extremely
efficient and time-saving milking process. When the cow has been
milked it leaves the stall and makes way for the next one.
The Plug & Milk
The MIone is a modular MultiBox system. Plug & Milk is the name
of the progressive business expansion concept and MIone will help
you to increase your business income in the future as well.
Especially important to you, with the Multibox-System (with milking
centre) your herd can grow without an overwhelming amount of work.
It can grow according to the needs of the dairy farms: from one-box
up to five-box system, ready for milking ex works. Even if you
expand your existing system by adding an extra milking stall it is
just a single robot that runs several stalls simultaneously! The
technology runs at optimum capacity and your investment remains
For GEA Farm Technologies the concept of the milking centre is the
focus. All necessary functions and equipment concentrate at a
single point. The core thought behind the milking centre is the
incorporation of a holding area with pre-selection as well as the
option of also selecting animals after milking.
In a nutshell, it means the
best overview and accessibility for the operator in terms of his
technique and his dairy herd and therefore the highest efficiency.
Furthermore, the immediate vicinity of the system to the calving
and the special need area will meet all the cows needs: Even those
that are temporarily kept separate from the regular herd.