teat cup(redirected from teat cup crawl)
the solid metal cups which house the flexible teat cup liners at the end of the milk line on a milking machine. Called also teat cup shell.
teat cup cluster
four cups and a manifold, called a claw, which connects them to make a cluster; designed to milk one cow.
teat cup crawl
movement of the teat cup up the teat as internal pressure in the udder drops during milking. May pinch off the opening of the teat cistern and stop milk flow.
teat cup disinfection
the principal objective of the disinfection procedure is the teat cup liner.
teat cup cup removal
removal of the teat cups at the end of the milking process; performed manually or mechanically by the teat cup remover (see below).
teat cup remover
an automatic device that turns off the vacuum pressure and pulls off the teat cups when the flow of milk from the quarter falls below a critical point.