Patent Number: 6,308,655

Title: Device and method for milking animals

Abstract: A device is provided for the automatic milking of animals. The device includes milk cups with an inner wall which at the topside possibly encloses an upper chamber and at the bottom continues as a milkline provided during milking with underpressure. The upper chamber and possibly the milkline are connected with one or more uninterrupted lines with an air supply. By supplying air to the topside of the milk cup during milking, the milk cup does not creep upward during milking to prevent the milk cup pinching the milk supply to the teats.

Inventors: Oosterling; Pieter Adriaan (Nieuw-Vennep, NL)

Assignee: Prolion B.V.

International Classification: A01J 5/00 (20060101); A01J 5/08 (20060101); A01J 5/007 (20060101); A01J 005/06 (); A01J 007/02 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018