The WINDCAP Ultrasonic WMT52 model of wind sensors from Vaisala
are designed to measure horizontal wind speed and direction.
No field calibration is required when using the wind sensors as they do not contain any moving parts, a feature that guarantees they are virtually maintenance free.
Standard serial interfaces include RS232, RS485, RS422 and SDI-12.
The wind sensors are housed within a mounting kit that is water resistant and classified as IP66.
Furthermore, the transmitter has an interface card that fulfils the more demanding EMC/ESD requirements in the Marine IEC60945 standard.
The wind sensors comply with the EMC standard EN61326-1; Industrial Environment, while the transmitter is ROHS compliant.
The wind sensors are available with a number of optional features, including heating and a bird spike kit.
Heating can be used to improve the availability of correct measurement data in severe weather conditions, while the bird spike helps to deter birds.
The wind sensors are designed for use across various applications where inexpensive wind measurement is required, from meteorology, wind energy and transport through to pollution control and agriculture.