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DeLaval VMS V300™ Wins International Ag Engineering Award

The robotic milking system was awarded for its significant technological advancements by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.

BANNOCKBURN, IL (January 9, 2019) – DeLaval voluntary milking system VMS V300™ was recently named a 2019 AE50 award winner by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The DeLaval VMS V300™ represents a significant leap in robotic milking innovation.

 “We are honored to receive this award from such as distinguished professional organization like the ASABE,” said Gavin Strang, DeLaval Market Development and Sales Support Manager for Capital Equipment. “While DeLaval has been a name synonymous with robotic milking for decades, we are extremely proud to offer dairy producers a redesigned milking system with revolutionary advancements in animal welfare, food safety and farm profitability.”  

With a 10 percent higher capacity, up to 50 percent faster attachment time, up to 99.8 percent attachment rate, up to 99 percent teat spray hit rate, real quarter milking, lower running cost than earlier systems and with a potential of up to 7,500 pounds of milk per day, the DeLaval VMS V300 is setting an all new industry performance standard*.

The VMS V300 system comes with DeLaval InControl™, the new user interface allowing access to information and control of the system remotely. DeLaval PureFlow™, the redesigned milking module featuring a transparent teat preparation cup, is another new feature. Lastly, DeLaval InSight™, the latest in vision technology helps ensure a smooth, fast and accurate attachment.

To help manage the data the VMS V300 collects, DeLaval also launched DelPro™ Companion, a new mobile app that puts full herd management capabilities at farmer’s fingertips. Producers can view cow lists, record data, remotely access their herd’s activities and more. 

About AE50 Awards

Companies from around the world submit entries to the annual AE50 competition and up to 50 of the best products are chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. The judges select innovative products that will best advance engineering for the food and agriculture industries.

The AE50 awards program emphasizes the role of new products and systems in bringing advanced technology to the marketplace. These engineering developments help farmers, food processors and equipment manufacturers increase efficiency, enhance quality, improve, safety and increase profits. For more details visit www.asabe.org/AE50

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by visiting www.asabe.org.

*Data collected from test and pilot farms.

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