Factors affecting air consumption of milking machines
Milking machines, air consumption, Western Australia
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MILKING machine operation depends mainly on the removal of air from the machine piping and components by the vacuum pump.
When a machine is new it is free from leaks, the pump is of the correct size and driven at a speed designed to give adequate displacement of air for efficient operation.
The air requirements of different makes of machines vary considerably, and the layout and installation are important factors.
See previous article There is no mystery about 1080 A. R. Tomlinson Vol 1 No 1 p37
Scott, G W.
"Factors affecting air consumption of milking machines,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 1:
1, Article 24.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol1/iss1/24