The Mini-Milking Machine is an electricity-powered milking machine that has been designed to suit the conditions in Africa. It is made for milking cattle. The product is available in two types: the Single Piston Type Mini Milking Machine and the Double Piston Type Mini Milking Machine.
SDG 2: Zero Hunger
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
The Mini-Milking Machine is a redesigned milking machine, made for use in Southern Africa and African conditions.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The Mini-Milking Machine can be obtained directly from Dairy Dynamics.
Distributions to Date Status
Milking rate (L/hr)
Milking volume (L)
Number of buckets
Power requirement: Max power (W)
Additional accessories included
The Mini-Milking Machine is a mobile milker that is designed mainly for Southern Africa and African conditions. The machine uses no vacuum pump or pulsators. It uses a motor powered by electricity. The motor has a speed of 1440 revolutions per minute. The milking machine pulsates 64 times per minute. There are two types of the Mini-Milking Machine: the Single Piston Type Mini Milking Machine and the Double Piston Type Mini Milking Machine. The Single Piston Type Mini Milking Machine can milk 10-12 cows per hour and has 1 milk bucket which can hold 25 kilograms of milk. The Double Piston Type Mini Milking Machine can milk 20-24 cows per minute and has 2 milk buckets which can hold a total of 50 kilograms of milk.
Dairy Dynamics indicates that the machine is easy to service and repair in the event of such a need
Dairy Dynamics makes extra spares sets available upon request
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The Mini-Milking Machine is designed to be quiet while running and easy to work with.
Vetted Performance Status
There are no known safety hazards linked to the use of this product
Complementary Technical Systems
The machine requires electricity to work
Academic Research and References
Grinchenko, V. A., Nikitenko, G. V., Lysakov, A. A., and Konoplev, E., 2016, Milking machine with electropulsator, In Proceedings of the 15th International Scientific Conference, Engineering for Rural Development Vol. 15, pp. 230-235.
Uzhik, V. F., and Klesov, D. N., 2016, Development of the adaptive milking machine with mechanical pulsator. Journal of VNIIMZH, 323, pp. 57-61.
Greenhalgh, I. J., Domigan, I. R., Greig, B. J., and Herud, G., 2012, Pilot study of a Mobile Milking System: An investigation of its potential use in New Zealand, Lincoln University.
Compliance with regulations