Variation in rubber chemistry and dynamic mechanical properties of the milking liner barrel with age.

@article{Boast2008VariationIR,
  title={Variation in rubber chemistry and dynamic mechanical properties of the milking liner barrel with age.},
  author={David A Boast and M Hale and Dale Turner and J. Eric Hillerton},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={2247-56}
}
The milking liner is the interface between the milking machine and the cow. Liner properties important to milking performance were investigated for liners of different ages using discriminating tests rather than the normal, rubber-industry quality control-based tests. Large variations in the liner mechanical properties occurred depending on where the sample was taken; stiffness increased 4-fold 40 to 50 mm below the top of the liner. This was related to changes in the chemistry of the rubber… CONTINUE READING

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