Feed Station System
Insentec's feed system features a robust feeding station, top quality electronics, advanced feeding software and flexible possibilities to extend the system. The feeding station can supply a maximum of four different feed types. Liquid additive can also be dispensed. The feed falls into the feed trough at the same time from the synthetic hopper. The shape of the feed trough ensures that the animals can easily consume the feed, which shortens the length of time spent at the feeding station. The solid open sides of the station protects and calms the cow during feeding.
After feed, corrected by the eating speed of the animal, has been dosed, the anti-spill valve automatically closes the auger of the automatic feeder. This prevents any feed falling into the trough not allocated for the particular animal, so avoiding animals 'bumping’ against the feeding station.
The cows are identified using a TIRIS-collar transponder and an antenna in the feed trough. This ISO-transponder is extremely reliable and is also used in all other Insentec automatic systems. As an option, the feeding system can be extended with an MRSÓ (Motion Registration System) to register the individual animal activity.
Insentec has chosen for a robustly designed, open feeding station. The use of resistant materials such as stainless steel and sturdy synthetic materials ensures a long lifetime of use. The parlour electronics are thoroughly tested during and after the production process, and are mounted in the actual feeding stations. This guarantees simple and quick installation, and results in reliable, low maintenance operation of the feeding station and its electronics. The thousands of feeding systems in use worldwide testify to this reliability.
The feeding station can be used with the EcoTec© feeding system. This allows information to be entered and checked via the so-called Portoreader hand terminal. The Portoreader contains a cow calendar, a program to in- or decrease the feed level and a printer connection so various lists can be printed for control purposes.
By using the EvoTec© feeding system, you can enter and check information via your PC. The software package ‘Ceres’ can be used to modify the feeding strategy and carry out checks.