Updated on February 1, 2024


Created on November 17, 2019

Lifeway Solar Cow Milking Machine

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The Lifeway Solar Cow Milking Machine is designed to assist during the milking process and it is powered by solar energy.

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  1. Lifeway
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Product Description

The Lifeway Solar Cow Milking Machine contains a solar module, which includes batteries, to power a motor connected that activates a suction pump. The battery is also used to power LED lights to facilitate early morning milking.

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Market Suggested Retail Price


Market Suggested Retail Price (Secondary Currency)


Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is distributed by LifeWay Solar Devices Ltd.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass-produced by Lifeway Solar Devices Pvt. Ltd. in India.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Users can obtain this product directly from the manufacturer or from IndiaMart.

Distributions to Date Status


Animal targeted


Milking rate (L/hr)


Milking volume (L)

25 L

Number of buckets

1 or 2

Weight (kg)


Power source


Power requirement: Max power (W)


Operators needed





Plastic and brass

Additional accessories included

10 watt LED Lighting for early morning milking

Design Specifications

Lifeway Solar Cow Milking machine is made up of stainless steel single or double buckets (25 L capacity) and runs on solar power. The solar module (24 V/230 wp) is connected to a battery (12 V/200 AH) for charging and the power from the battery is used to run the motor (24 V/1 Hp) connected to an oil-free suction pump. The machine is accompanied by LED light that can be connected to the battery to provide lighting for early morning milking.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

There is no technical support provided and users are expected to maintain the product on their own. However, users can contact the manufacturer through their website.  

Replacement Components

The available components for replacements are: Battery, motor, and vacuum pump


The product comes with a warranty for the motor and vacuum pump.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The designer specified performance targets include: affordable, reliable, consistent milk quality, and hygienic. 

Vetted Performance Status



No known safety hazards related to the use of the machine.

Complementary Technical Systems

This product requires a battery to operate. In no electricity areas, the product can use petrol for starting and a kerosene engine for running.

Academic Research and References

Golisz, E., Kupczyk, A., Majkowska, M., Trajer, J., 2021, Simulation Tests of a Cow Milking Machine—Analysis of Design Parameters. Processes, 9, pp1358. 

Chipula, G., Sanjika, T., Nyanda, R., Singa, D., Siwinda, D., Chingala, G.,2020, POWERED TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE SMALLHOLDER DAIRY INDUSTRY IN MALAWI .  The Scinnovent Centre.

Compliance with regulations

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