Raven Industries Issued Patent for its Hawkeye® Nozzle Control System


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Nov. 17, 2017) -- Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) announced it has received a United States patent for its Hawkeye® Nozzle Control System: U.S. Patent No. 9,781,916.

The patent was granted to Raven for the Hawkeye system’s new, innovative methods of applying chemicals to the field, including smart nozzles located on the boom of the sprayer and the communication between those nozzles and the Hawkeye electronic control unit.

The Hawkeye Nozzle Control System is ultra-precise. This product control system allows for precise sprayer application in a variety of conditions, getting the most out of every nozzle. Each nozzle is controlled by its own individual pulsing valve, giving a consistent spray pattern as speed and conditions change.

“We are diligently working to expand Hawkeye’s market reach both domestically and internationally,” said Brian Meyer, Division Vice President and General Manager of Raven Applied Technology. “The patent issuance indicates the uniqueness of this product — and is evidence of innovation and a return on our R&D spending. Hawkeye is a core platform for Raven, and we will continue to drive innovation and build on the incredible success we’ve already seen. In fact, we have additional patent applications pending that are related to the Hawkeye system.”

In addition to the patent received, Raven is announcing several upcoming features for the Hawkeye Nozzle Control System, including pulse-width modulation indicators, stuck poppet detection, system efficiency monitoring, simplified software updates and newly designed cables for increased reliability.

For more information on Hawkeye, or any of Raven’s other industry-leading application controls products, visit www.ravenprecision.com or call +1 (800) 243-5435.

About Raven Industries, Inc.

Raven Industries (NASDAQ:RAVN) is dedicated to providing innovative, high-value products and solutions that solve great challenges throughout the world. Raven is a leader in precision agriculture, high-performance specialty films, and lighter-than-air technologies. Since 1956, Raven has designed, produced, and delivered exceptional solutions, earning the company a reputation for innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. For more information, visit http://ravenind.com.

Contact Information

Ryan Molitor, Director of Customer Experience
Raven Applied Technology
+1 (605) 335-0179