Green Source Automation has always prioritized our commitments to maintenance and service at the highest levels right along with the health and welfare of our customers, associates and their animals. The world relies on dairy producers as a vital part of the food chain and we do not have the option to cease production without significant impact to the global citizenry.
At Green Source Automation, we recognize the important role our clients play in providing essential food to the world. As some of us have personally witnessed empty dairy coolers recently it has become clear just how critical it is to the world to continue to produce quality milk as safely and efficiently as possible.
Hogendoorn Dairy, located in Baden, Ontario, Canada, is a shining example of how RotaryMATE automation solutions can be applied to dairy operations of all sizes. Hogendoorn is currently milking 480 cows twice a day on a 60 stall rotary system. In this instance Green Source Automation’s products were applied specifically to address labor challenges.
In 2007, GSA installed its first RotaryMATE system, a fast, accurate robot that eliminated labor at the dipping positions. What started as a dream over lunch, has grown into the leading solution for quality and durability in efficient milk harvesting.
“When we looked at the possibility of automation in the dairy industry, we saw an amazing opportunity. With the acceptance of rotary parlors as the most efficient way to milk a lot of cows, we validated that many of the concepts we had developed for other industries would work well in the dairy industry as well,” said James Frias, president of GSA.
Green Source Automation has continued to build on its success in the dairy industry. One of the latest completed projects validates the RotaryMATE as the clear leader in high-performance milk harvesting. A new GSA customer is currently milking over 13,000 cows twice a day on two 106-stall rotary platforms. These platforms, equipped with GSA’s RotaryMATE EXPS and EXPD units, only require three staffed labor positions per platform to accomplish this feat. In terms of the number of cows milked each day for each staffed position, the dairy is milking over 4,300 cows per position each day. Many dairies strive to be half this efficient. This dairyman’s forward-thinking vision combined with the automation leadership of GSA has resulted in one of the most efficient dairies in the world.
GSA’s innovation has allowed the rotary to turn at speeds previously unheard of in automation. The RotaryMATE system has now broken the 5-second per stall barrier, and can now process cows as fast as 4.7 seconds per cow.
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