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Raven launches VSN visual guidance for spraying

Raven Industries launches VSN, a visual guidance system for spraying crops.

The new VSN visual guidance system uses image sensor and processing technologies to deliver quick response and better control.

No mechanical feelers

According to Raven, VSN maintains row guidance at industry-required spraying speeds — from the time when crops are just a few inches post-emerge up to a nearly full canopy — without the use of mechanical feelers.

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VSN utilises a non-contact stereo vision camera to navigate rows. - Photo: Raven Industries
VSN utilises a non-contact stereo vision camera to navigate rows. - Photo: Raven Industries

Less crop damage

The system utilises a non-contact stereo vision camera to navigate rows, allowing the operator to focus on other important aspects of the spraying operation. This enhanced machine control and simpler operation is to result in less crop damage and more acres covered, ultimately delivering greater profits through superior application efficiency and improved yield.

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Speeds exceeding 20 mph

VSN has been validated for use in corn, soybeans, cotton and sorghum, other applications are to follow. According to Raven, it is calibrated simply and only once in the field. VSN allows for spraying operations at speeds exceeding 20 mph.

In addition, the guyidance system offers 3 modes of guidance performance to handle the variety of situations typical with custom application.

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