The patented, highly elastic short milk hose made of silicone
stim-o-flex® is a basic prerequisite for gentle, successful and efficient milking that is suitable for every cow. In order to ensure perfect weight distribution between udder quarters, the short milk hose should transmit as few torsional and leverage forces to the individual teats as possible.
The milking cluster should not be twisted and the long milk hose must never touch the parlour floor (it should ‘dance’ on the udder). Only then it is possible to achieve movement of the milking unit and thus ensure significant relaxation of the udder musculature. This in turn is a basic prerequisite for emptying the udder completely. It is known that this procedure also promotes long-term udder health of the cow.
A special source of infection is located between the milk inlet neck and the short milk hose. With many conventional clawpieces, when attaching the teat cups, i.e. when the short milk hose bends, adherent residual milk flows back and nests below the slanted inlet section between the milk inlet neck and the short milk hose.
As a rule, this problem zone does not get sufficiently rinsed with the cleaning liquid causing a build-up of undesirable microorganisms. Milking thus can have a very negative impact on udder health. This build-up of residual milk is often observed when the short milk hoses are removed from the clawpiece. In order to effectively prevent this unfortunate situation and to improve the hygienic condition of the milking unit, we developed the stim-o-flex® silicone short milk hose together with the appropriate sleeve.