VES-Artex innovate and implement intelligent barn systems to optimize animal wellbeing and drive operational efficiency for agriculture around the world.
VES and Artex Barn Solutions merged on January 11, 2021 to create VES-Artex, the premier technology solutions provider for environmental systems in agricultural facilities. VES-Artex is based out of a new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, but also continues to leverage the combined organization’s operations throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the rest of the world.
The core driving force at VES-Artex is to innovate and implement intelligent barn systems to optimize animal wellbeing and drive sustainability for farms around the world.
The creation of VES-Artex integrates each organization’s focus on animal wellbeing as the foundation for agricultural success, while strengthening its capabilities to impact agricultural operational performance through connected technologies and the Internet of things (IoT). This research-driven approach brings together veterinarians, designers, product experts and dairies working together to innovate intelligent barn systems to optimize animal wellbeing and drive sustainability for farms around the world.
As a unified organization, VES-Artex is the clear leader for environmental solutions in the agricultural industry. That increased scope and reach allows the company to better serve its customers and bring resources together for increased product development, testing and providing the industry with both the very best hardware and digital tools to maximize production and animal wellbeing.
VES-Artex is comprised of a team of dedicated dairy professionals who are passionate about cow comfort and the success of the farmers they work with. Pioneers of cow comfort research, VES-Artex and its partners were some of the first to use time lapse photography to understand cow behavior and comfort within the barn compared to pasture environments. That research has led to the development of a complete line of Comfort Zone cattle handling products, including freestalls, headlocks, calf pens, gates, and fencing.
VES-Artex was the first organization to develop the philosophy of Animal-Centered Environments, a system where everything that is done is focused on the animal, not the building. This includes ventilation, lighting, cooling, and cow comfort solutions. Creating a consistent environment for the animals decreases stress, improves health and productivity, while using less energy and natural resources.
VES-Artex uses proprietary ultra-efficient hardware including direct drive fans with switch reluctance Turntide Technologies Smart Motors. The Turntide Smart Motor System is the first real revolution in motor technology in our lifetimes. It provides efficiency at all speeds and serves as the central technology feeding all the connected capabilities being brought forth by VES-Artex. If we replaced all the motors in the world with Turntide motors, it would be the carbon equivalent of adding seven new Amazon rainforests. The Smart Motor System is the energy conservation measure that can change everything.
These motors provide energy savings, durability, and intelligence for use in a wide variety of applications. While most motors lose efficiency at low speeds, this motor actually gains efficiency and allows users to only run the motors when needed and at the speed needed to maintain a consistent animal-centered environment and animal comfort. In addition to the energy savings with these motors, there is also a savings of time and money with maintenance — no more changing belts or bearings. This motor does not heat up like other motors — you can place your hand on it at any speed — eliminating unnecessary wear and stress.
The VES-Artex commitment to sustainability goes even further. The company’s new DairyBOS cloud platform will serve as the foundation of each VES-Artex Animal Centered Environment installation. As the industry’s most comprehensive animal comfort, ventilation, lighting, and cooling control system — compatible with both VES-Artex solutions and competitors’ technologies — DairyBOS is built on the connectivity and performance of the Smart Motor System.
We know that dairies around the world work extremely hard to be great stewards of the land, use less energy and water, while also maximizing productivity and efficiency on the farm. That vision and commitment is what drove us to develop DairyBOS, which meets the needs of dairies as the industry’s first fully integrated barn operating system that allows dairy operators to control every facet of the environment that impacts cow comfort while also maximizing sustainability.
DairyBOS provides unparalleled control of the environment within each facility through any phone, tablet or computer with internet or cellular connectivity. Through the easy-to-use interface, dairy farms now have the tools to automate control of real-time environmental conditions based on factors both inside and outside of the facility, setting a new standard for systems management. DairyBOS drives measurable improvement in cow comfort, health and productivity, while providing sustainability metrics and improved operational efficiencies.
DairyBOS will continue to evolve and grow with the industry, bringing together data from multiple sources and providing operators with actionable data to optimize animal wellbeing and drive sustainability for dairy farms around the world.
VES-Artex is committed to the future of the entire food ecosystem. At VES-Artex, we see a future complete with connected on-farm technologies that allow farms to demonstrate the conditions that they produce food in, where animals were provided optimal care, as well as an environment that promoted health, comfort, and overall wellness. As a newly combined force, VES-Artex accepts the responsibility for delivering expertise, resources and technology that can deliver that future for producers and consumers alike.
For more information about VES-Artex, visit www.ves-artex.com
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