Automatic Milking Systems and Sampling Shuttles/Trays

Obligation

All ICAR certified AMS must be tagged with a customised non-removable label issued by ICAR.

Overview of ICAR certification of automatic milking systems (AMS) and sampling shuttles/trays

The table below reported in this web page represents the ICAR-certified combinations of AMS (automatic/robotic milking systems) and sampling shuttles or trays. These certified combinations are based on official ICAR-testing of the specific combinations that was conducted at one of the ICAR Test Centres. For reference, the ICAR guidelines identify that the certification of a recording device includes testing the specific combination of the AMS and sampling shuttle or tray (please refer to ICAR Guidelines Section 11.4.4 Automatic milk recording systems).

Therefore, ICAR-certification is restricted to the specific combination only, not to the individual components of the combination.

The certification of an AMS model or version with a specific sampling shuttle/tray does not extend that approval to later versions or models of the AMS system from the same manufacturer. Likewise, the certification of a later or alternate version of a sampling shuttle/tray with earlier versions/models of an AMS system is not automatically extended and requires either review or a modified ICAR test to ensure delivery of representative milk samples. Further, there may be specific modifications to either the AMS or sampling shuttle/tray required as part of the ICAR-certification of an AMS and sampling shuttle/tray combination. These modifications may include physical changes to AMS components, adapters for sampling shuttles, and/or software upgrades.

For more information on the ICAR testing process or required modifications, please contact Steven Sievert , the Chair of the Recording and Sampling Devices Sub-Committee.

ICAR-certified AMS and sampling shuttle/tray combinations

As a courtesy, those combinations under ICAR test at the present time are represented in the following table; however ICAR certification is not granted nor implied on those combinations under test at any time. Users of this table are encouraged to check this page regularly for the most current ICAR certifications.

This table contains additional resources in addition to the list of ICAR-certified combinations. To see a more detailed picture of the sampling shuttle/tray, please click on the thumbnail in the table. The manufacturer’s manual (where available) for each sampling shuttle/tray may be viewed by clicking on the name of that sampling shuttle/tray. Further, if there are required modifications for a specific combination, that information may be found by clicking on the status in the table for that specific combination.

ICAR Certified Combination has been tested and is ICAR-certified
Under ICAR test Combination is under ICAR testing
Not ICAR certified Combination has been tested and is not ICAR-certified
Not ICAR tested Combination has not been tested by ICAR yet
 Empty cells

AMS (robot) and sampling shuttle/tray are not compatible

 

DeLaval
VMX
DeLaval VMX7 GEA
Sampler
Lely A Lely XY Lely
Nordic
Shuttle B
Ori-
Collector
20
Ori-
Collector
60
Ori-
Collector
90
Ori-
Collector 132
Prolion Sampler
Boumatic
MR-D1
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Boumatic MR-S1
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Boumatic ProFlex
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
DeLaval VMS
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
DeLaval VMS 2007
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
DeLaval VMS 2010
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
DeLaval VMS 2013
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
DeLaval VMS 2018
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Fullwood Merlin
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Fullwood Merlin 225
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Fullwood Merlin M2
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Fullwood Merlin Pro
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Gascoigne
Melotte AMS
Not ICAR tested
Gascoigne
Melotte RMS
Not ICAR tested
Gascoigne
Melotte Zenith
Not ICAR tested
GEA MI-One
ICAR certified
Not ICAR certified Not ICAR certified
Not ICAR certified
Not ICAR certified
GEA Monobox
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
GEA Titan
Not ICAR tested
Happel AktivPuls 2020
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Insentec Galaxy
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Insentec Galaxy
Astrea 20.20
Elite
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Insentec Galaxy
Astrea 20.20
Premium
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Insentec Galaxy
Starline
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Lely A1
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Lely A2
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Lely A3
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Lely A3 Next
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Lely A4
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
ICAR certified
Not ICAR tested
Manus Miros
Not ICAR tested
Prolion / Punch
AMS Liberty
Not ICAR tested
Prolion / Punch Titan
Not ICAR tested
Roboleo
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
SAC Futureline
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
SAC Futureline Max
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Not ICAR tested
Under ICAR test
Not ICAR tested

 

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