Liner Compression (over-pressure)

Monday, 5th March 2018
This purpose of this paper is to clarify the concept of liner compression and to show the practical importance of understanding and controlling its effects. The degree of compression applied to the teat by the teatcup liner in the d-phase of pulsation has a marked influence on teat condition, cow comfort and peak milk flow-rate. The influence of liner compression on these three characteristics is at least as great as the effects of pulsator ratio, pulsation rate, and the rates of change in air pressure in the teatcup pulsation chamber.

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