The SmartFeed Pro system is an automated cattle feeder typically used for any size and age of cattle. The “Pro” version has a specially designed door so that that the use by specific animals can be controlled. For example, specified animals in a herd could be allowed to use the SmartFeed, and other animals could be excluded from using the system. In addition, an animal’s to intake can be controlled on a daily basis, so that after a set amount of feed is received for the day, the animal is no longer allowed to receive more feed. All settings can be controlled through an online interface. A smaller variation of this system could be used to control supplement intake on pasture.
In normal conditions, about four to seven animals per SmartFeed unit can be measured, however this varies depending on the animals, the quantity of feed, and the objectives. SmartFeed can alert the end-user when specific animals have either low feed consumption, or do not visit after a certain time period so that problems with the animals can be addressed quickly. The Pro version includes an RFID controlled gate that allows the user to set schedules of when an animal is allowed access.
The SmartFeed system includes a stainless steel TMR feed bin, RFID reader, software, and online interface. All data is automatically processed and logged so the user can access real-time residual feed intake measurements. The raw data is also made available to the user.
The solid stainless steel feed bin is durable and can be pressure-washed. There is a trap-door in the back of each feed bin so that feed can be easily removed. The bins also can be easily removed for cleaning.
Every unit is completely self-contained, the only external wire is for the AC (120 or 240 volt) or DC (12 volt) power input.
The system is modular, portable, and easy to set up. If other SmartFeed units are placed nearby, the units will automatically wirelessly sync with each other so that the units’ RFID signals do not interfere. If an Internet connection is available, data is sent directly from each unit to a cloud-based server. If there is no Internet, the data will be stored locally on a USB drive until it is retrieved by the user.
- Self-Contained, Plug and Play Design:
SmartFeed can be easily moved and wirelessly networked. Exceptionally easy setup, plug in power source and you're ready!
- Exclusion Gate System:
Each SmartFeed Pro is equipped with a patented mechanical exclusion gate system, equipped with up to 2000 lbs of force that removes the animal's head from the bunk once the desired intake level is reached. Our gate system is designed to eliminate "cheating" or crossover of animals at the bunk with a positive closing action as an animal exits.
- Bin Options (is there an option for poly with these?):
Choose from our heavy duty poly resin bin for durability and affordability or our stainless steel bins available with custom sizing.
- Wireless Sync:
Additional bins may be added at anytime and sync wirelessly.
Online User Interface: Each SmartFeed can be controlled by our easy to use online interface. There is no extra software to purchase or to load onto resident computers. Updates require no user-inputs. Access from any location to view data, and update account information. Take a tour of our user interface HERE
Service and Maintenance Contract
- Customer Portal Access – Access to real time raw and processed data via C-Lock’s cloud-based customer portal.
- Software Updates – Includes Updates to online software and customer portal capabilities, from time to time.
- Support – A support line to contact C-Lock for technical questions or to report problems.
- Data access – Access to processed and raw data via download or via customer portal.
- Ongoing Monitoring and Protocol Design Assistance.
- Repairs. C-Lock will cover parts and repair of Hardware that has failed due to normal wear and tear outside the applicable warranty period
All units are sold with annual service and maintenance contract. Multiple year contracts are available.
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