By: Urban Feeders  09-12-2011
Keywords: Stainless Steel, Milk, Heat Exchanger

The Urban U40 automatic calf feeder has been developed as a top range model for larger farms. It is the only model which has a closed loop. Thus suction hoses, mixing bowl and whole milk heat exchanger etc can be cleaned entirely automatically. The closed loop means that milk at the correct temperature is always available for drawing down from the teat. This means that a manual drinking aid can therefore be dispensed with. The U40 injects the liquid medicine directly into the suction line. Pressing a button allows milk at the correct temperature (e.g. for calves in outside boxes) quickly and simply drawn from a milk drain tap. The Urban U40 can supply two stations with up to 50(2 x 25) calves.

Mixing bowl heating as standard

All Urban mixing bowls have a heating system, even in their basic versions. In the U40 top model the mixing bowl and thus also the feed milk is kept to the correct temperature by means of a water bath heater. This means the mixing bowl has a constant temperature. Other types of feeder systems can cool down between times, which results in the heated water immediately cooling down a little. If the precise desired temperature is not reached then of course the powder may not dissolve properly.

Stainless steel as standard

All the metal parts in the Urban computer controlled calf feeders are made from stainless steel. You’re always on the safe side with stainless steel. They are easier to clean and last longer. This is where Urban makes the difference. The stainless steel parts are specially important when it comes to the feeding station since these are sited below in the excrement and are therefore strongly exposed to corrosion.


Precise measurement of the amount of any remaining milk

All Urban calf feeders measure the precise amount of remaining milk which a calf has not drunk. This means the farmer can immediately see how much milk a calf has not drunk. Other feeder systems only measure whether the container is full or empty. Further the milk in the heated mix container stays at the temperature level whilst other systems feed the next calf with milk which has cooled down.

Trend-setting cleaning

All Urban calf feeders have an automatic mixing bowl cleaning with alternating acid and alkaline detergent. For whole milk operation a stainless steel heat exchanger with a fully automatic cleaning system with detergent (acid/alkaline) are built in as standard.

The machine learns to recognise calves

Each calf has its own individual drinking speed. Urban automatic calf feeders record and store this characteristic for each calf. The alarm is set off only when a particular calf deviates from its own drinking speed by a specified amount. This helps to significantly reduce the number of false alarms.

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Urban MilkShuttle

Also included in the program is the trusted Urban M90 feed mixer, with quick- or slow- running agitator, as transportation container or as permanent container, ideal as whole milk container for your feed system. The Urban MilkShuttle is optionally available with or without traction drive, but the MilkShuttle can be easily moved without the drive due to its large wheels.



Freely programmable quantitative proportion of both concentrated milk powders, enabling stress-free switching during the rearing phase. Renowned manufacturers of concentrated milk powders currently see savings potential of 10-20 euros per calf when using the U40 TWIN. Utilisation of two different concentrated milk powders that can be optimally adjusted to the respective stage of calf development.



This accessory is ideal for switching the calves from “milk drinkers to ruminants”, since the animals are gently accustomed to the concentrate feed by the provision of several portions distributed evenly throughout the day. The Urban K25 concentrate feed station with transponder for calves is offered as an accessory for all Urban U20 and U40 computer controlled calf feeders. It is programmed and controlled from the feeding computer.



All Urban computer controlled calf feeders have automatic mix container cleaning with an alternating programme for acid and alkaline detergent. The sophisticated design and high-quality workmanship using stainless steel components provide the basis for a long service life. Other types of feeder systems can cool down between times, which results in the heated water immediately cooling down a little.