Industrial Wind Sensor

WindSonic M

  • Hard-Anodised Aluminium Construction
  • Optional Heating System
  • 0-60m/s wind speed, 0-359º wind direction
  • -40°C to +70°C Operation (heated)
ultrasonic wind sensor

WindSonic M Ultrasonic Wind Sensor

WindSonic M is a robust ultrasonic wind speed and direction sensor with aluminium alloy construction and optional heating system. The sensor is solid-state with no moving parts, using ultrasonic measurement technology to detect wind speed and direction at speeds up to 60m/s (134mph).

The robust aluminium alloy housing is hard-anodised to ensure suitability in harsh marine environments, and the optional heating system allows operation down to -40ºC.

WindSonic M has been designed to comply with all the applicable sections of BS EN 60945 standard for 'exposed equipment'. These include but are not limited to; corrosion (salt mist), vibration, radiated and conducted emissions and water ingress. In addition the unit has been designed to withstand hail or falling ice to UL 2218 Class 1.

WindSonic M provides a marine-standard NMEA 0183 output, with options for RS232, 422, 485 and analogue outputs also available to ensure compatibility with most systems. A single connector and three mounting holes for attachment to a 1.75" pipe ensure installation is straightforward. With no moving parts to wear out and no routine calibration required, WindSonic M has a very low maintenance overhead.

This sensor is recommended for use in harsh environmental industrial conditions and is particularly suited to marine and land based installations (optional heating).

Wind Sensor Technical Information

  • Key Features
  • Specifications
  • Documentation
  • Part Numbers
  • Compact Wind Speed & Direction Sensor
  • Impact Resistance to UL2218 Class 1
  • Hard Anodised Aluminium Alloy Construction
  • Solid-State – Maintenance-Free
  • 40°C Operation (with optional heating)
  • NMEA Output
  • IP66 Protection Class
  • Analogue Output (Optional)
  • Vibration BS EN 60945 : 2002
Wind Speed
Range
0-60m/s
Accuracy
±2º @ 12m/s
Resolution
0.01m/s (0.02 knots)
Response Time
0.25 seconds
Threshold
0.01m/s
Wind Direction Specifications
Range
0-359º (no dead band)
Accuracy
±3º @ 12m/s
Resolution
Response Time
0.25 seconds
Measurement
Ultrasonic Output Rate
0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 or 4 Hz
Parameters
Wind speed and direction or U and V (vectors)
Units of Measure
m/s, knots, mph, kph, ft/min
Outputs
Outputs
RS232, RS422, RS485, NMEA 0183
Baud Rate
2400 to 38400
Analogue (optional)
0-5v or 0-20mA or 4-20mA
Power Requirement
Anemometer
5-30VDC (5.5mA @12V)
Optional Heating
24V AC or DC (3.5A @24V)
Start-up time: <5 seconds
Analogue Outputs
Current consumption increases if analogue output is selected. Add up to 40mA to nominal power consumption above
Mechanical
External Construction
Al. Alloy 6082 T6
Finish
Hard Anodise
Size
142mm x 163mm
Weight
0.9kg
Environmental
Protection Class
IP66
Operating Temperature
-40ºC to +70ºC (with heating)
-35ºC to +70ºC (without heating)
Storage Temperature
-40ºC to +80ºC
Operating Humidity
<5% to 100% RH
EMC
EN 61326: 1998 & BSEN 60945
Impact Resistance
UL2218 Class 1
Compass Safe Distance
BS EN 60945: 2002 Section 11.2
Vibration
BS EN 60945: 2002
Precipitation
300mm/hr
Operational
Warranty
2 Years
Factory Calibration
Traceable to National Standards
Accessories
Pipe Mounting
44.45mm (1.75") diameter
WindView Software
Display / Logging Download here
Cables
Available to match output options
Display
WindSonic M Part Numbers
WindSonic M - No Heating
NMEA,RS232,RS422,RS485 Output
1405-PK-300
WindSonic M - With Heating
NMEA,RS232,RS422,RS485 Output
1405-PK-200

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