US 9,807,973 B2
Double-gripper for the application of teat cups to an animal to be milked, rinse cup for this and milking machine provided therewith, and a method for milking
Hendrik Hofman, Lemmer (NL); and Peter van der Sluis, IJsselmuiden (NL)
Assigned to Technologies Holdings Corp., Houston, TX (US)
Appl. No. 15/307,877
Filed by Technologies Holdings Corp., Houston, TX (US)
PCT Filed May 4, 2015, PCT No. PCT/IB2015/053243
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Oct. 31, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2016/079601, PCT Pub. Date May 26, 2016.
Claims priority of application No. 2012747 (NL), filed on May 2, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2017/0049068 A1, Feb. 23, 2017
Int. Cl. A01J 5/017 (2006.01); A01J 7/04 (2006.01)
CPC A01J 5/0175 (2013.01) [A01J 7/04 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. Double grabber mountable onto an arm of a robotic attacher for applying teat cups to an udder of an animal, the double grabber comprising:
a first housing part provided with a first magnet designed for holding a first teat cup;
a second housing part, installed substantially in a horizontal plane adjacent to the first housing part, provided with a second magnet designed for holding a second teat cup;
whereby each housing part is operable to pivot separately from each other in a vertical direction around a horizontal axis.