- Model IDC - Milking Control Unit


SAC's new ICAR-certified milking control unit, the MDS Saccomatic IDC, is designed to create an easy workplace. The milker can concentrate on what counts, i.e. a good, constant milk flow, which helps him to get high-quality milk from healthy cows. MDS Saccomatic IDC is a milking control unit, which registers milking, and milk flow, gathers milking data and displays the data required by the milker. The milking control unit can be connected to a new milking management system, which gather real-time data and processes data from the milking parlour.

The easy-to-clean IDC unit is simply designed with only a few moving parts. The stand-alone unit can easily be extended. SAC's simple stand-alone IDC system can be connected to a cow identifier and a management system. Furthermore, to communicate data to a cow diary system, the IDC system can be connected to a Saccomatic workstation. To ensure that the operator has a complete overview of the milking parlour, the IDC can also be connected to milking parlour touch screens. In outdoor rotary parlours, it is particularly important that the operator has full cow data. A 'cow alarm' flashes on the screen. Once the cause of the alarm has been identified (on heat, separation milk, temperature, low milk volume, etc.), the cow can be disconnected.

IDC Melkplaats Controle Unit 2

The most comprehensive IDC system is a single item of equipment that performs 13 functions:

IDC Melkplaats Controle Unit 1

  1. pulsator
  2. cascade pulsation
  3. flow-controlled stimuflow pulsation
  4. automatic control of correct pulsation during milking
  5. cluster remover
  6. pulsator with rubber liner in open position for removal
  7. milk vacuum blockage
  8. milk volume measurement (temperature and flow data at 15-minute intervals *)
  9. thermometer
  10. hands-free start – knee button
  11. graphic display
  12. alarm diode for temperature display and milk flow surveillance
  13. large alarm diode to signal problems during milking
  14. * when connected to special SAC mastitis cluster

 The IDC product range comprises:

  • IDC 1: Cluster remover
  • IDC 2: Indicator +/- 5%
  • IDC 3: Cluster remover, pulsator, milk meter (ICAR-tested)
  • IDC T: Indicator +/- 5%, battery-powered for use in tie-in parlours

SAC IDC milking parlour control unit with conductivity meter

SAC now offers another useful function in addition to those currently available for the IDC milking parlour control unit. Pulsator, cascade pulsation, stimopuls-pulsation, automatic regulation of correct pulsation (can be set for each individual cow), automatic cluster removal, pulsator stop with rubber liner open, milk vacuum blockage, milk meter (ICAR-tested), thermometer, Quickstart and graphic display. This very compact unit now also includes an additional function: conductivity monitoring. By measuring the electrolytic conductivity of the milk, it is possible to diagnose mastitis early, i.e. before it becomes visible. The advantage to the dairy farmer is that he can begin treatment at an early stage to prevent the inflammation from spreading. He also saves on costs related to reduce milk volume and treatment.

The IDC offers all these functions – including the new conductivity measurement – in a compact unit and helps to secure a hygienic, easily manageable and tidy milking parlour. Another advantage of the solid-state unit is that it is reliable and very easy to clean.

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