Comparative performance analysis between two different generations of an automatic milking system


  • Maria Teresa Verde
  • Roberta Matera
  • Francesco Bonavolonta University of Naples "Federico II"
  • Francesco Lamonaca Department of Computer Engineering, Modeling, Electronics and Systems Engineering, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende
  • Leopoldo Angrisani
  • Concettina Fezza Zoomac Srl, Via Provinciale per Cappella Reale, 81030 Cancello ed Arnone (CE)
  • Luca Borzacchiello
  • Alessio Cotticelli
  • Gianluca Neglia



AMS, vision systems, Time-of-Flight (TOF), 3D camera


The adoption of Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) in Europe and Italy has been increasing gradually in recent years, driven by the advantages they offer over traditional milking methods. AMS reduces the need for manual labor, increases milk production, standardizes teat cleaning and disinfection, and promotes animal welfare. The adoption of milking robots also allows for continuous monitoring of milk parameters, animal health status, and production performance. In a recent study, the authors analyzed the improvements achieved by a buffalo farm in Southern Italy that switched from an older model (Classic ) to a newer generation model (VMS 300) of milking robot, showing an increase in production quantity and quality.






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