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Sept. 1, 2013 issue: New Products

Published on 31 August 2013

A&L Labs releases Superkleen for cleaning bulk tanks, CIP

A&L Laboratories Inc. has created Superkleen – which, according to the company, provides an efficient and economical solution to cleaning bulk tanks and CIP systems.

The new product, a low-phosphorus non-foaming liquid, features an improved formulation for better, more effective removal of fat and protein while providing increased hard-water tolerance. It goes into solution immediately and rinses freely



The product aims to help dairy producers manage bacteria counts – both PI and SPC – while providing effective CIP. It is backed by the application expertise of company milk quality experts, who regularly visit the dairy to ensure that each milking system is cleaning to its potential.

—From A&L Laboratories news release

Digi-Star launches new version of its feed management solution

Digi-Star’s new version of its feed management solution TMR Tracker, 4.1, improves dry matter intake (DMI) tracking, according to the company, offers flexible workday definitions and enhances premix options.

The tracker now provides a more accurate “income over feed cost” value by including feed concentrates into the total DMI amount per pen, according to the company. This includes concentrates fed at robotic milkers, stand-alone feed systems and the like that allows dairies to place more emphasis on ingredient and feed control protocols.

Users have more control in defining business transactions by being able to set the “shift clock” according to their schedule. It also has a premix option that allows feed managers to mix various ingredients a few days in advance to minimize labour when picking up various smaller-inclusion ingredients.

It allows for various count breaks when entering premix amounts in inventory. Users can either select the premix as “actual weight” or “dry weight” and enter 1-pound, 100 pound, 1,000 pound and 1-ton increments.

—From Digi-Star news release

Patz Corp. manufactures new series trailer in vertical mixers

Patz 2400 Series II 1100Patz Corp., known for its vertical mixer series, has released the 1,100-cubic-foot 2400 Series II trailer twin screw vertical mixer.

It includes optional steel and rubber side extensions that boost capacity to 1,270 cf. The mixers also come in 810 cf and 950 cf.

The series, according to the company, offers the flexibility to incorporate a wide variety of ingredients into rations, including alternate feeds.

Using two patent-pending vortex screws and patented baffles, ingredients are mixed quickly without compromising feed quality.

This mixing design ensures thorough TMR, regardless of batch size.

It also features four super-single truck tires. The mixer has a self-steering rear axle to improve turning radius and minimize tire wear and stresses on axles, hubs, spindles and suspension. The primary PTO driveline features an automatic cutout clutch, eliminating the need to replace shear bolts.

The trailer includes a two-speed drive package, available with or without an optional oil cooling system. Another standard feature is the Bull-Pull articulating implement hitch, which prevents backlash for precise control.

A wide variety of options provide multiple opportunities for customization, according to the company. A patent-pending tub-mounted magnet is available to easily remove tramp metal that may be contained in the ration.

Ideal for high-hay rations, patent-pending Raptor knives feature a forward-facing design to dig in, hook and cut bales faster and more aggressively.  PD

—From Patz Corp. news release