Dairy Event 2009: Clusterflush system claims mastitis success

Vaccar’s Clusterflush system claims to cut mastitis cross-contamination by as much as 99.9%.

In the past, this has been done through methods such as cluster dipping, but this is time-consuming, so Vaccar has developed an automatic system.

When a cluster is removed, the vacuum is re-applied to extract any residual milk from the cluster and the milk tube. Then water or a cleaning solution is sprayed along the tube and cluster, followed by another blast of air. The whole process takes about 30 seconds and cost is £495/point.