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Aurik; Erik A.
Amsterdam, NL
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
5524572 Method for automatic milking June 11, 1996
Milking cups are attached to the teats of the female animal by positioning the milking cups relative to at least one teat by means of a control system responsive to a first sensor. The relative position of the teats in a substantially horizontal plane is determined by a second sensor and
5379721 Automatic milking apparatus January 10, 1995
An automatic milking device employs a robot arm, a sensor and a control system for searching for, finding and following the teats on the cow's udder. The control system employs a model to provide corrected position information for comparison with sensed position information so that a
5085172 Discharge system for milk and an automatic milking system provided with such a discharge system February 4, 1992
A system for discharging milk to a storage tank is provided with an intermediate reservoir for temporarily storing the milk and/or a cooled tank for collecting milk unsuitable for human consumption.
5056466 Positioning means for an animal relative to automatic milking apparatus October 15, 1991
A pair of horizontally spaced support surfaces support the rear hooves of an animal. A forwardly inclined surface extends upwardly from each support surface toward the front end of the device, and a sidewardly inclined surface extends upwardly from each of the support surfaces toward the
5020477 Automatic milking device and method of operation thereof June 4, 1991
A milking cup is moved into position surrounding a cow's teat by power operated members controlled by an electrical circuit including a pair of spaced ultrasonic detectors for locating the teat. Each detector includes a transmitter and a receiver. The ultrasonic fields produced by the
4889074 Movable accomodation or container in which is arranged apparatus for automatic milking of an ani December 26, 1989
A movable accommodation in which animals can be automatically milked includes a shelter, bar fences mounted in the shelter to define two milking locations in which animals to be milked can be individually contained, milking racks with teat cups respectively located adjacent the two m

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