Melasty Vacuum Tank 18L Dry Pump For Milking Machine
Fits the following Melasty milking machines:
a) TK1-PS (Cow)
b) TK1-PS (G.E) (Cow)
c) TK2-PS (Cow)
d) TK2-PS (G.E) (Cow)
e) TK2-2PS (Cow)
f) TKKC2-PS (Goat)
g) TKKC4-PS (Goat)
h) TKKC4-2PS (Goat)
*This tank does not come with drain plugs, vacuum tubes or vacuum tank lid and gasket. Those items are sold separately.
What does the vacuum pump do in the milk house?
How does a dairy vacuum pump work?
How is a vacuum pump used?
Vacuum pumps are used to draw milk and power washing equipment on dairy farms. It is estimated that vacuum pumps are responsible for up to 25% of all the electricity used to operate a dairy farm.
Vacuum pumps create the negative pressure that helps draw the milk from cows and then transports the milk from the milk receiver to either the receiver bowl or the bulk tank. The airflow created by vacuum pumps also transports water and cleaning solution through the milking system when it is being cleaned.
Four main types of vacuum pumps are used in the dairy industry: water ring pumps, sliding vane rotary pumps, turbine pumps and rotary lobe or blower pumps. Different pumps are used for different applications because they all operate at their highest efficiency in different scenarios.
As the vacuum increases, vacuum pumps actually become less efficient. That makes it important to operate vacuum pumps at lower levels whenever possible to save energy costs.