Farm Computer Control Systems R&D and Manufacturing
Etron, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets microcomputer control systems for dairy farms. Etron’s control system is based on a Cornell invention for a variable-speed drive controller that optimizes vacuum level control in both milking and clean-in-place system washing phases. The apparatus significantly reduces electrical energy usage and cost.
A faculty member in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell developed the invention that launched Etron.