teat cup liner

teat cup liner

the rubber inflation in the cup of a milking machine. Made of neoprene or silicone rubber, molded to approximate the shape of a teat or made of a simple extruded tube, consisting of a mouthpiece, a tube and a short milk tube which passes out the hole at the end of the teat cup and is connected to the milk line of the milking machine. Forced to alternately constrict and relax by variation of the vacuum pressure in the milking cup.

teat cup liner deflector shield
a small disk in the bottom of the liner which prevents a jet of milk entering at the end of the milk line and impinging on the end of the teat; experiments show a significant reduction in mastitis new infection rates when they are installed.
teat cup liner disinfection
disinfection of the liners between cows; performed manually, especially in barns where cows are milked in their stalls, or automatically, in some parlors as part of a complete cycle of backflush, disinfect, rinse.
teat cup liner slip
the firm adhesion between the milking machine cup liner and the teat skin is lost and the cup drops down the teat, does not milk and squeaks or squawks as air leaks past the incomplete barrier; may cause milk droplets from the affected cup to impact on the ends of the other teats of the cow and result in the spread of mastitis infection.
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Features include revised internal air flow characteristics that enable the system to achieve optimum teat cup liner movement in all circumstances.
by animals kicking off milking liners or due to leakage during applying the teat cup liners must be compensated.