• Head section requires good resistance to body fats and teat protective products
• The head section acts as a holding mechanism and a vacuum retainer to keep the inflation from falling off during milking
• Most important section although each component relies on the best performance from each other
• This is where the milk is extracted from the teat orifice. The top portion of the barrel is predominately in contact with the teat and is where some massage action takes place
• The lower portion does the major flexing and massages primarily the lower 1/4 of the teat along with creating the shut off mechanism to close the constant partial vacuum to the teat
• The barrel requires oil resistance (fat from milk) but it’s major requirement is speedy opening and closing (flexing dynamics)
Plastic Used In Hybrid
The product is made from an Eastman Tritan Copolyester product that is an approved plastic used for repeated use food-contact articles under 21 CFR 174.5 (d)(5)
1.Conveys milk from the shell to the claw
2.Requires almost no oil resistance
3.Must be very flexible
4.Must be resistant to oxidation attack
5.Requires a high degree of cut resistance because of claw cutting.
Air tubes or (pulsation tubes) are generally made from EPDM and SBR rubber since the materials in combination are quite strong, flexible and are ozone resistant.
Tarp straps are a good example of the materials ozone resistance.
Milk Quality: Hybrid Inflations
• Improved teat end condition
• Reduces cost per milking – Traditional Inflation: 1200 milkings vs Hybrid Inflation: 8,000 – 10,000 milkings