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Ultrasonic 2 axis Anemometers (Wind speed & direction)

WindSonic

The WindSonic anemometer is a low cost alternative to conventional cup and vane or propeller wind sensors. The WindSonic combines both wind speed and direction data into one serial (or two analogue outputs), which are transmitted together with an instrument status code, confirming correct operation.

A lightweight unit (0.5 kg) of robust construction, manufactured in a polycarbonate blend material, designed to withstand installation and use without the fear of damage associated with more fragile cups or propellers. The WindSonic has been designed for marine or land based applications.

There is no need for expensive site calibration or maintenance. With a corrosion free exterior, WindSonic is a true "fit and forget" wind speed sensor.

Specifications

Ultrasonic Output Rate 1, 2, 4Hz
Wind Speed Range 0-60 m/s
Wind Direction Range 0-359 no dead band
Operating Temp Range -35 ºC to +70 ºC
Moisture Protection IP65
External Construction Luran
Digital O/P Options RS232 / 422 / 485 / SDI-12
NMEA O/P Yes
Analogue Outputs 2 (optional)
Sonic Temp Output N/A
Approvals N/A
Calibration Generic


WindSonic M

The WindSonic M utilises Gill's proven ultrasonic technology that has a proven performance over many years of operation in the popular WindSonic.

With an impact resistant, corrosion-free aluminium alloy housing and optional heating system, this wind sensor is recommended for use in harsh environmental conditions and is particularly suited to both marine and land based installations. The WindSonic M has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

Specifications

Ultrasonic Output Rate 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2 or 4Hz
Wind Speed Range 0-60 m/s
Wind Direction Range 0-359º no dead band
Operating Temp Range

-40 ºC to +70 ºC (with heating), -35 ºC to +70 ºC (without heating) 

Moisture Protection IP66 EN 60529: 1992
External Construction Al. Alloy 6061 T6
Digital O/P Options RS232 + RS422 + RS485
NMEA O/P Yes
Analogue Outputs N/A
Calibration Traceable to National Standards


WindObserver II

The WindObserver II has all of the performance features of the WindSonic plus increased speed range, an optional de-icing system extending the operational temperature range, stainless steel construction, IP66 enclosure, sonic temperature output and averaging (1-3600s). The WindObserver II has a proven record in airport, offshore, marine and naval applications. The WindObserver II has been rigorously tested to a number of international standards.

High Speed Version

The High Speed WindObserver offers the first class performance of the WindObserverII but has been enhanced to measure wind speed and direction to wind speeds of 75 m/s (168 mph). This proves essential in applications involving tornados and tropical storms, in land based and offshore applications. The small opposing transducers provide maximum possible directional ultrasonic signals (used to provide wind data) whilst ensuring the minimum of wind distortion. The instrument includes a de-icing system as standard to extend the operational temperature range.

This first class wind speed and direction sensor has been proven in many applications worldwide and complements the range of wind speed and direction (anemometer) products from Gill.

WindObserver IS (Intrinsically Safe Version) 

An Intrinsically Safe WindObserver is also available which complies with the ATEX directive, specifically designed for use on offshore oil platforms and petrochemical plants. The WindObserver II has been type approved by the Lloyd's Register of London.

Specifications


WindObserver II WindObserver IS
Ultrasonic Output Rate 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10 Hz 1Hz
Wind Speed Range 0-65 m/s 0-75 m/s
Wind Direction Range 0-359 no dead band 0-359 no dead band
Operating Temp Range -55 ºC to +70 ºC (heated) -30 ºC to +70 ºC
Moisture Protection IP66 IP66
External Construction Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
Digital O/P Options RS422 RS232 & RS422
NMEA O/P Yes Yes
Analogue Outputs 3 (optional) N/A
Sonic Temp Output Available N/A
Approvals Lloyds EEx ia IIC T5
Calibration Generic Generic


 WindObserver 65 

The Gill WindObserver 65 is a precision industrial anemometer, offering wind speed (0-65m/s) and direction data in a robust stainless-steel construction. WindObserver 65 has an optional heating system and is available with a range of mounting and connection options.


 WindObserver 70 

The WindObserver 70 will monitor wind speeds up to 70m/s (157mph), with an optional high-power anti-icing heating system. WindObserver70 is available with a range of mounting and connection options and has been accepted for service by the FAA and CAA for reporting of surface wind in airport applications.

 


 WindObserver 75 

The WindObserver 75 is capable of monitoring high wind speeds up to 75m/s (168mph) with an optional on-board anti-icing heating system to allow use in Arctic or Antarctic conditions. WindObserver75 is available with a range of different mounting and connection options for simple installation.


WindObserver 90 

The WindObserver 90 is capable of monitoring extreme high wind speeds up to 90m/s (201mph). WindObserver 90 has an optional heating system and is available with a range of different mounting and connection options for simple installation.


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