The next generation in Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard products is available NOW.
The Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard FD is the most flexible Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard yet with improved the user interface and more features.
New in the Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard FD:
- Larger Screen provides more detailed information to the dairy farmer when reviewing daily operating information or alarm information.
- Wash History: Tank and Pipeline wash temperatures are now available for 30 days without using the Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard Software.
- Enhanced Communication is now available using Bluetooth, WiFi, or GPRS modems
Each Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard FD comes with a set length of 50 feet/ 15 meters of wire, a tank sensor, a vacuum sensor, a pipeline sensor and one alarm light.
Low temperature for pipeline cleaning
This alarm occurred following a pipe cleaning that was not hot enough. The pipeline wash had a maximum temperature of 39.2°C (103°F). The target wash temperature of 40°C (104°F) for 4 minutes was not met, so the alarm occurred.
Possible Causes of the Low Temperature Pipecleaning Alarm may be:
- Water heater is starting to fail
- Pipe wash not started
- Wash valves not in proper position
- Pre cooler still running during the wash
- Plugged screen in wash circulation loop
- Not enough water volume to maintain temperature
- Mixing valve adding cold water during hot cycle
- Faulty check valve
Milk Too Warm
If the milk is not cooled within the required time (or regional requirement), then a “Regulatory” or rule-based condition has been breached.
The Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard FD will give the dairy farmer a warning 10 minutes after milking if cooling is not sufficient to meet the regulation. If the milk is not cooled to below 5°C (Canada) or 45°F (US) quickly enough, then a “Regulatory” alarm will occur.
Possible Causes of the Slow Cooling Alarm may be:
- Not enough cooling capacity
- Failed compressor
- Cooling efficiency is gradually degrading
- Radiator needs to be cleaned
- Leak in freon line
- Thermostat has failed
- Thermostat is not set to proper temperature
Switch on Cooler
If the milk cooling equipment is not turned on for the first milking, an alarm will occur.
The Dairy Cheq® MilkGuard FD looks for a temperature drop to detect cooling.
Possible Causes of the Switch on Cooler warning may be:
- Forgot to switch on cooler
- Failed compressor
- Freon leak in cooling lines