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Manage Udder Health and Milk Quality
VaDia is developed by BioControl in close cooperation with 
IDF, the International Dairy Federation and Tine, the Norwegian dairy farmers cooperative. VaDia logs the vacuum during milking at 4 points in the milking cluster. It is battery operated and small and lightweight enough to be attached to a teat-cup during milking. VaDia is the ideal instrument for Milking Time Testing and Pulsator Testing, designed for technicians, advisors, veterinarians and other professionals in the dairy industry.
VaDia is winner of the Agribex 2011 gold medal.

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Demonstration video ‘how to use the VaDia’

Demonstration video ‘VaDia Suite PC-software’

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VaDia is supplied in a kit with all necessary tools and accesories

Milking Time Testing with VaDia

Udder health problems are often related to the milking equipment, many times in combination with inadequate milking routines. Notorious are teat-end vacuum fluctuations due to poor quality liners, liner slips or insufficient vacuum capacity. Pathogens reaching the teat-end due to ‘back-spray’ or ‘cluster flooding’ is another known cause.

VaDia is battery operated and works completely stand-alone, which enables the advisor to forget about the actual recording and concentrate on observing milking routines. The Bluetooth streaming data enables peak-flow teat-end vacuum recordings and in-parlor diagnostics.

VaDia can be used on all brands and types of milking equipment, including robots.

Milking Time Test with VaDia gives insight in:

  • Cow preparation (Bi-modal milking)
  • Overmilking
  • Automatic Take-off functioning
  • Do these liners fit these teats
  • Vacuum level and fluctuations
  • Teat-end vacuum during peak-flow

Pulsator Testing with VaDia

Research clearly demonstrates that malfunctioning pulsators have a big impact on udder health and milk quality. Correct timing of the A, B, C and D-phases is important to ensure fast and complete milking; correct vacuum build-up in the pulsator channels is necessary to ensure proper liner opening and closring. Professional dairy farmers understand that the pulsator is a critical component that needs to be tested periodically.

VaDia pulsator testing can be done

  • online (Bluetooth streaming for immediate result during the test)
  • offline (analyze all pulsator data after the test)

VaDia Suite PC program also has a Tablet Module with user interface designed for touch screens.

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The 4 channels Bluetooth streaming data makes the VaDia very suitable for robots.

Cluster Falloff Testing with VaDia

The objective of the cluster falloff and attachment test is to test if the vacuum recovery is in accordance with the ISO 6690 standard, which is mandatory in certain countries. The VaDia Suite contains a module to test if the vacuum recovery is according to the standard.

VaDia Suite Software for analyzing and report making

VaDia Suite is a complete PC-software package, designed for maximum use of your VaDia:

  • Fully integrated PC-software with modules for:
    – Milking Time Testing
    – Pulsator Testing (ISO 6690)
    – Cluster falloff (ISO 5707)
    – Advanced Module
    – Tablet Module
  • Automatic updating: always work with latest version
  • Customer database with installation details and previous tests
  • Automatic compare pulsator values with targets, highlight deviations
  • Analyze MTT results and compare:
    – Milking details, vacuum, etc.
    – Clusters, liners, vacuum, etc.
  • Easy in-parlor assessment with Bluetooth
  • Add company logo to reports
  • Reports are in XML, easy redesign and add-on modules with DLL
  • Available in many languages, incl. Asian languages
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VaDia Suite is designed for PC’s with Microsoft Windows Operating System.
Minimum OS: Windows 7 with .NET Framework 4.5 (also works with Windows 8 and 10)
Minimum RAM: 4GByte

Download VaDia Suite software

Try it if you like it: Contact us to get a free trial period of the VaDia Suite PC Program.

Download VaDia Suite

Downloading and running this link will install VaDia Updater on your PC.

VaDia Suite Highlights and Screenshots


Software

Go to our software page to find the latest software for VaDia

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FAQ

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Documentation

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Special thanks to

Odd Rønningen with VaDia

Odd Ronningen (right)

Johan Grolleman VaDia by BioControl

Johan Grolleman

Ghislain Coppejans

Ghislain Coppejans

Cooperating partners