Increases Claw's Effective Capacity. Stabilizes Vacuum.
The Top Unloading Claw increases the effective capacity of the claw without increasing the size and weight. Bottom outlet claws often fill up to 1/2 of the total capacity or more before the milk is discharged into the milk hose. When this happens the milk leaves the claw in slugs and causes a drop in the vacuum at the teat end. Therefore, the vacuum level becomes more unstable and the effective capacity of the claw is reduced by flooding. Many companies have attempted to overcome this simply by making their claws larger. This may increase the claw's capacity, but the problem with vacuum instability resulting from slugs of milk exiting the claw still exists.
The Top Unloading Claw has the milk outlet tube close to the very bottom of the claw. It takes only a small volume of milk in the claw before the surface of the milk outlet tube is covered and the milk removed without slugging. Incremental milk evacuation stabilizes vacuum and increases the claw's effective capacity. Milk is removed from the claw faster and in smaller amounts which in turn decreases flooding and speeds milking. Even with extremely fast-milking, high-producing cows little milk remains in the claw at any one time and the uniform milk flow decreases hose movement associated with milk slugging inherent in conventional claws.
Ideally Suited for Back Flush and Takeoffs.
The balance design of the Top Unloading Claw evenly distributes the weight of the milking cluster on all four teats. This results in a more even milk out with less liner slippage. Bottom unloading claws tend to twist more on the udder and result in uneven weight distribution when the milk hose is raised in a support arm or hose hanger. The improved balance also allows the Top Unloading Claw to hang evenly during the back flushing process for a more even and thorough coverage of the entire claw and inflations with back flushing. This will decrease the chances of bacteria buildup in the unit as a result of inadequate washing, and also decrease bacterial contamination between cows from improved back flushing characteristics.
• Claw Weight: 26 oz.
• Capacity: 22 cu.in. (200CC)
• Outlet: 5/8"