35+ Years of Breakthroughs
Since its establishment in 1976, SCR has played a significant role in the development of innovative technological solutions for the worldwide dairy industry.
During its first 20 years of operations, the company focused on developing electro-mechanical devices for dairy farms, pulsators and automatic detachers.
Over the last 10 years, SCR firmly established its place amongst dairy farmers, leading the industry with advanced cow monitoring solutions based on activity and rumination sensors.
SCR makes it first technological breakthrough with the first FreeFlow™ automatic detacher with no moving parts.
SCR made its first technological breakthrough, in 1980, with the first FreeFlow milk measurement device with no moving parts. At the time, nothing like it existed on the market. The FreeFlow gave farmers the ability to measure milk flow by infrared, with nothing actually touching the milk – a major milestone for the dairy industry as a whole.
SCR manufactures its first smart pulsators.
SCR made its first smart pulsators in 1985. Highly reliable and robust, with minimal maintenance requirements, these electronic pulsators are now implemented in thousands of dairy milking systems around the world.
SCR takes the FreeFlow sensor to the next level by developing the ICAR certified milk meter with no moving parts.
SCR took the FreeFlow sensor to the next level, in 1995, by developing the ICAR certified milk meter with no moving parts. SCR then entered an OEM marketing agreement with DeLaval to have the milk meters marketed under the DeLaval brand. To this day, these FreeFlow milk meters are deployed by DeLaval in both standard parlor solutions and via its VMS milking robot – making SCR the world's largest manufacturer of electronic milk meters, with over 300,000 milk meters sold.
SCR announces its first heat detection tag technology.
In 1998, SCR announced its first heat detection tag technology. With this technology, SCR took heat (estrus) detection to the next level, developing collar tags (based on accelerometer sensors) that provide highly accurate heat detection capabilities, complete with an easy-to-use, highly reliable operating system that provides farmers with the information they need when they need it.
SCR develops the first Data Flow management software for monitoring data and milking parlors.
SCR developed the first Data Flow management software for monitoring data and milking parlors in 2004. The system provides a centralized solution that analyzes data from the monitoring tags, as well as milking equipment, and provides actionable information to the farmers.
SCR begins mass-marketing its heat detection tags.
In 2006, after more than seven years spent developing and perfecting its heat detection tags' activity monitoring performance, SCR began mass marketing its first fully commercial version of the tags. Since then, the SCR Heatime® H tags have become the bestselling heat detection solution worldwide, with systems sold to a variety of end-users all the way from grazing operations in New Zealand, to mega-dairies on the West Coast of the United States.
SCR introduces its flagship HR tag – the first-ever rumination monitoring tag.
Following further development, in 2008 SCR introduced the first-ever rumination monitoring tag – the SCR Heatime HR tag. This tag's unique technology includes a specially tuned microphone that detects and records rumination. All the rumination data provided by the SCR Heatime HR tag is both immediate and actionable. This information is used to monitor cows' health by helping dairy producers identify and treat disease early, and prevent illness before it takes hold.
SCR is actively working to become a global provider of advanced and innovative cow monitoring solutions.
Since 2011, SCR has been actively working to become a global provider of advanced and innovative cow monitoring solutions. As part of its growth and expansion, the company has established U.S. and European subsidiaries to better understand the needs of local customers, and to assist partners in providing exceptional levels of technical support.