The Ultimate Milking Claw - Flo-Star MAX
Performance, capacity, durability, weight reduction, milkability and milker and cow fit for your 24/7 parlor operation.
ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
WEIGHS ONLY 12.5 OZ
- The Flo-Star MAX claw is the lightest claw on the market at12.5 oz (350 gm), half the weight of most barrel claws. A light claw leaves a higher percentage of total weight in the shell and liner. This moves the weight closer to the teat where it is needed. Milkability is improved when the teat cup assembly is the major weight on each teat. Having a lighter claw also reduces operator fatigue during long milking shifts
PATENTED X-CROSS INLET DESIGN
- The inlet design allows the claw to empty fast providing higher average vacuum stability.
The X-crossed inlets cause milk to flow down the walls of the claw and into the sloped bottom half, which directs the milk to the outlet area.
INLET DESIGN WITH NARROW PROFILE
- Improved “cow fit”; fits wide, narrow, short or long udders and uneven teat placement.
The X-crossed inlets with their front-to-back direction vs. traditional angled inlets, which point to each other, provides a very narrow profile for the claw and shells. A narrow profile under the cow greatly reduces kick off potential.
INTERNAL HOLDING CAPACITY OVER 11.5 OZ.
- Even the highest producing cow cannot flood the Flo-Star MAX.
The Flo-Star MAX has an internal holding capacity of over 340 ml (11.5 oz), which makes it one of the larger internal capacity claws on the market.
Another feature of the MAX is it's full flow inlet nipples; many claws on the market have an upturn on the end of the inlet nipple. This upturn reduces the milk flow path when the shell is in the milking position. The Flo-Star MAX doesn't have the upturn, resulting in higher individual inlet capacity.
ENGINEERED RESIN CONSTRUCTION HANDLES 7,200 LBS OF DIRECT PRESSURE
- Stronger than stainless steel claws, guaranteed against breakage for 2 years.
UNIQUE OUTLET HOODED SUMP
- Top-unloading action from bottom unloading claw, lessens chance of back jetting.
The hooded outlet results in little pooling of milk in the claw, which is common with barrel type claws. Pooling of milk can lead to greater chances of back jetting. The X-crossed inlets, sloped bottom and center divider provide excellent back jetting protection.