John Deere’s ExactApply Nozzle Control System has received the AE50 Award for 2018 from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. The award highlights innovative designs in product engineering in the food and agriculture industries.
Introduced in 2016, the ExactApply Nozzle Control system provides improved coverage and control of spray applications with its Pulse Width Modulation (30 hertz pulsing) and automatic A/B nozzle switching from the sprayer cab. The system also offers turn compensation, individual nozzle on/off control, LED lights in each nozzle body for improved visibility, and smart diagnostics to improve, monitor and document sprayer applications at the nozzle.
According to John Deere, ExactApply enhances existing technology currently in the market and combines it into one product completely integrated into John Deere R-Series Sprayers and rate control systems.