Mini Flash

Healthier calves thanks to pasteurised milk

Studies and practical experience show that calves grow better when they are fed with whole milk. In relation to the dry
matter, the protein content is approx. 28 % and fat approx.
30 %. Corresponding powdered milk replacers are not usually
available on the market. Yet fresh cows milk contains bacteria that can be dangerous and are suspected of causing
diarrhoea in calves or mastitis later in cows. Pasteurising can destroy up to 99.5 % of the bacteria and thus turn contaminated milk into a high-quality food. You can find more detailed information in the specialist article
included later in this calf handbook.

The pasteurising method used by the MilkTaxi is known as “batch pasteurising”. It is extremely suitable for pasteurising quantities of up to 250 l milk. If larger quantities are required, the technology reaches its limits. In such cases, the so-called “HTST method” (high-temperature-short-time method, pasteurising at 73 °C for 15 seconds) has proved itself in fl ow-type pasteurisers. Milk is pasteurising continuously, the runtime is determined by the quantity available.

See the next page for details of how the MiniFlash pasteuriser
can be integrated perfectly in farm processes and works
with optimum energy efficiency.

Efficient Pasteurisation

The MiniFlash pasteurises more than 4 l milk per minute. It has a raw milk storage tank for 150 or 300 l, making it ideal for farms that have more than 50 calves to feed.

Save Money

Why should you discard milk that cannot be marketed if it can be pasteurised and used for feeding? By using pasteurised milk you can benefi t from the advantages of whole milk feeding, save on costs for powdered milk and rear healthy calves with low veterinary costs.

Integrated raw milk tank

The entire “calf milk” is collected in the integrated raw milk tank during milking. Regular mixing prevents the formation of cream on the milk and the integrated cooling feature prevents unwanted bacteria growth. The cooling is set in such a way that there is no freezing in the tank even if the fi ll levels are very low.

Integration in automatic milking systems

Where robotic milkers are used, milk is separated off throughout the day for calf feeding. The milk can be pumped continuously into the storage tank on the MiniFlash. It is kept cool and fresh there until pasteurising begins.

Energy-effi cient HTST system

The principle of HTST pasteurising uses intrinsic process heat to pre-heat the cooled milk. This significantly reduces energy consumption compared with the batch system. As well as the pasteurising temperature (73 °C), the required end temperature can also be set. So if you wish to carry out feeding directly after pasteurising, you do not have to heat the milk again. In addition, you can program all start times so that the MiniFlash starts all its work automatically.

Feeding with MilkTaxi or calf feeder

Once pasteurised, the milk can either be pumped directly into a MilkTaxi or into the storage tank (DoubleJug) of the calf feeder. This makes the MiniFlash the central link for whole milk feeding on the farm.

Cleaning and hygiene

The MiniFlash is equipped with a completely automatic cleaning system. It ensures maximum hygiene and biosecurity in 4 stages (preliminary rinsing, alkaline cleaning, acid cleaning, post-rinsing). The precise dosing of the cleaning agents is guaranteed by hose pumps.

Characteristics

  • HTST flow-type pasteuriser with efficient plate heat exchangers.
  • Storage tank for raw milk 150 l or 300 l with cooling and agitator.
  • Digital control with control display (temperature curves etc.)
  • Up to 3 pasteurising times can be programmed
  • Automatic cleaning with alkaline and acid cleaning
  • Complete stainless steel structure
  • Simple installation
  • Ideal supplement to automatic milking systems