The Usability of a Pressure-Indicating Film to Measure the Teat Load Caused by a Collapsing Liner
AbstractPrevention of damage to the teat and mastitis requires determination of the teat load caused by a collapsing liner. The aim of this study was to test a pressure-indicating film designed to measure the pressure between a collapsing liner and artificial teats. The Ultra Super Low and the Extreme Low pressure-indicating films were tested on two types of artificial teat. The experiments were performed with a conventional milking cluster equipped with round silicone liners. For each teat and film type, 30 repetitions were performed. Each repetition was performed with a new piece of film. Kruskal-Wallis tests were performed to detect differences between the pressure values for the different teats. The area of regions where pressure-indication color developed was calculated to determine the most suitable film type. Both film types measured the pressure applied to both artificial teats by the teat cup liner. Thus, the pressure-indicating films can be used to measure the pressure between a collapsing liner and an artificial teat. Based on the results of the present investigation, a pressure-indicating film with the measurement ranges of both film types combined would be an optimal tool to measure the overall pressure between an artificial teat and a collapsing liner. View Full-Text
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Demba, S.; Elsholz, S.; Ammon, C.; Rose-Meierhöfer, S. The Usability of a Pressure-Indicating Film to Measure the Teat Load Caused by a Collapsing Liner. Sensors 2016, 16, 1597.
Demba S, Elsholz S, Ammon C, Rose-Meierhöfer S. The Usability of a Pressure-Indicating Film to Measure the Teat Load Caused by a Collapsing Liner. Sensors. 2016; 16(10):1597.Chicago/Turabian Style
Demba, Susanne; Elsholz, Sabrina; Ammon, Christian; Rose-Meierhöfer, Sandra. 2016. "The Usability of a Pressure-Indicating Film to Measure the Teat Load Caused by a Collapsing Liner." Sensors 16, no. 10: 1597.
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