Dairy Equipment List: What You’ll Need

Gearing up for peak dairy season on your farm? Then check out our dairy equipment list to find out exactly what you’ll need. We cover everything from pumps to flow meters to hoses, so read on to find out more.

Milk Pumps

You’ll need milk pumps that work quickly and efficiently so you can save time for other tasks. Our range includes the PIUSI Suzzarablue DC pump, which is a self-priming diaphragm pump. It’s available in 12 volt or 24 volt to suit your needs. 

PIUSI Suzzarablue DC Pump

Our PIUSI Suzzarablue DC Pump

There are multiple benefits of diaphragm pumps including their inability to overheat, their constant pumping efficiency, and more. If you need the pump to be above the liquid level, then a self-priming pump is a must.

The 12 and 24 volt pumps are widely used on portable milk carts and dispensers, and are a direct replacement pump for many of the known brands. The advantage of the DC power is it allows you to pump milk quickly and efficiently where there is no access to 230 volt mains power.

Also, be sure to look out for models that have IP55 protection. This means they are protected from low pressure jets from any direction and limited dust ingress. 

PIUSI Suzzarablue AC Pump

Our PIUSI Suzzarablue AC Pump

We also have the PIUSI Suzzarablue AC pump. It’s perfect for transferring milk from one tank to another or dispensing milk for feeding calves. It can also be fitted to an existing mobile milk cart or feeder, or it can be used on other mobile tanks for use with feeding milk. 

Or take a look at the Nirostar impeller pump. It has a flow rate of up to 60 litres per minute, so it’s designed for transferring large amounts of milk. It can also be safely cleaned with water and a light detergent after use.

We also have a Gusher pump if you want to pump milk by hand. The clamp ring can be easily removed for pump head rotation and quick maintenance.

Nirostar Impeller Pump

Our Nirostar Impeller Pump

Milk Flow Meters & Nozzles

You’ll also need to accurately measure the dispensing of milk so you can ensure everything is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible. The PIUSI K24 flow meter can be fitted to the nozzle or the pump to monitor and measure the correct amount of milk required.

It has an easy to read display and it can be rotated in 4 different ways for ease of use. It’s powered by 2 AA batteries that can be replaced easily.

PIUSI K24 Flow Meter

Our PIUSI K24 Flow Meter

Nozzles are also needed for dispensing milk. Check out our polypropylene plastic nozzle that has a maximum capacity flow rate of 80 litres per minute. It even has an integrated hook for tidy storage.

Or go for our PIUSI milk metering nozzle which combines a nozzle and flow meter in one piece of equipment. It fits directly onto the standard 3/4″ hose on most milk pumps and carts. It will measure flow rates from 6 to 100 litres per minute.

PIUSI Milk Metering Nozzle

Our PIUSI Milk Metering Nozzle

Milk Hoses

You can also add milk hoses to your equipment list. We stock a 3/4″ delivery hose designed for use with all milk applications. It has an EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) inner tube, which is resistant to weather, heat, and ozone. We supply it by the metre.

Milk Kits

If you need a few pieces of equipment, then why not have a look at our kits, instead of buying everything separately? You can choose from a 12 volt pump kit, a 230 volt pump kit, and a dispensing kit.

You can check out our full range of milk equipment here.

Milk Hose

Our Milk Hose

Other Equipment Needed

Other equipment you’ll need may include milk storage tanks, milking machines, homogenisers, pasteurisers, milk cans, milk chillers, milk recording equipment, dairy valves, dairy ventilation fan, feed baskets, feed grinders, ear tags, and a mist cooling system.

This list is not exhaustive, but should serve as a helpful guide before peak dairy season starts. At Rotech Shop, we have a great range of high quality equipment you can use, including milk pumps, flow meters, nozzles, hoses, and kits. 

230 Volt Pump Kit

Our 230 Volt Pump Kit

With products from trusted brands like PIUSI, you know you’re getting equipment you can truly rely on. 

Looking for some expert advice or more information about our products? Feel free to email us at info@rotech.ie or call us on 00 353 (0)53 9135165. You can also fill out our quick form here and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.