The MR-D2 (double box robot) is a compact milking robot equipped with two stalls, side-by-side. It has a well organized technical area and one robot arm. Using an industry leading, patented system the double box robot milks two cows simultaneously between the rear legs - gently, quickly and completely. This unique approach of milking between the rear legs provides direct benefits, offering the ideal milking experience for the cow, safety for the owner and protection for the system itself.
With the MR-D2 double box milking robot, milking becomes easy for the cow and the dairy farmer. Each cow defines her own rhythm and decides when she wants to be milked. When entering the robot, the identification system recognizes her and decides if she needs to be milked or not and what quantity of concentrated feed she needs. The robot arm performs all operations from behind, moving between the rear legs to approach the udder. Using the latest 3D camera technology, the position of each teat is determined and the robot cleans and preps each teat and then attaches the milking cups. The time-of-flight technology of the camera can determine the exact position of the individual teats. This has brought our milking robots superior attachment results.
The robot arm completes the entire milking process from within the enclosed technical area. This starts with washing and pre-milking each teat using the special teat preparation cup (each teat is individually cleaned and pre-milked). Next, the milking cups are attached and when milking is completed, the process finishes with the post-milking teat treatment.
Each step of the process is continuously monitored via sensors and measurement devices. Any deviations during the process are immediately and clearly flagged. All important data can be viewed via smartphone or tablet (such as iPad).