Innovation process mastered
Breeders and veterinarians’ participation
R&D department’s team frequently meets end users to make tests on the field. Breeders and veterinarians give their evaluation and their opinion during all the product developments’ phases. A R&D’s choice that allows to have functional ARDES products which are effective and which can suit a maximum users’ needs.
For example, during the development of our last visual ear tags’ generation, 60 breeders from different regions of France were selected to test our ear tags on their animal during two years.
In conception phase, many functional prototypes were tested, until the final product answers to all requirements. These prototypes are printed in three dimensions thanks to the innovative impression technology by stereo lithography.
Tested and validated by laboratories
ARDES impose itself to have a performance level higher than the competition. Tests on products are systematically made by our partners. Their measuring and tests equipments allow to valid prototypes and to realize comparisons with competition’s products from the market.
Series of tests were made with our partner Centre Techniques des Industries Mécaniques (CETIM): traction resistance test, material ageing test, marking resistance test and the hardness material test.
The French test laboratory RFTLAB, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) French specialist collaborated with ARDES in the development of an electronic ear tags’ range, guaranteeing high performances. In fact, the ARDES electronic ear tags’ reading distance by readers from the market, is at the minimum 7% higher than those from the competition.