What is a Dairy Tubing or Milk Hose?

milking hose or milk tube is a component of a modern dairy farm milking machinery, which is used for harvesting milk from the animals. To distinguish between hoses which transfer milk and air, we therefor speak of Milk Hose or Dairy Tubing (transferring milk) and vacuum tubing (or pulsation tubing), which hold the vacuum on the cluster.

Milking machines work in a way that is different from hand milking or calf suckling. Continuous vacuum is applied inside the soft liner to massage milk from the teat by creating a pressure difference across the teat canal. Vacuum also helps keep the machine attached to the cow. Atmospheric air is admitted into the pulsation chamber about once per second (the pulsation rate) to allow the liner to collapse around the end of teat and relieve congestion in the teat tissue. The ratio of the time that the liner is open (milking phase) and closed (rest phase) is called the pulsation ratio.


transparent pvc vacuum tubing           Dairy tubing on the milking farm


Many Dairy Famers prefer transparent PVC dairy hoses, since they offer a high rate of visibility. Besides transparency, these hoses offer a cost effective alternative to silicon and rubber hoses, since the special formulation allows for ease-of-use, flexibility and clean use.

Terraflex Milk Hoses can be used in a variety of mechanized Dairy Parlor set-ups and works with all large variety of milking machines, as can been seen in example pictures in the article.

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