Gill Instruments Ltd, a world leader in ultrasonic anemometers, wind sensors and compact weather stations, has launched WindSonic M – a compact ultrasonic wind sensor with robust aluminium housing and optional heating system.
" 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 and 485 outputs also available to ensure compatibility with most systems. A single 9-way 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.

Features:
• Hard Anodised Aluminium Alloy Construction
• -40ºC Operation (with heated option)
• Impact Resistance to UL2218 Class 1
• Solid-state technology - no moving parts
• 0-60m/s wind speed
• 0-359º wind direction
• NMEA Output
• Optional RS232, RS422 and RS485 Outputs
Specification:
Wind Speed Specifications
Range
0-60m/s
Accuracy
±2% @ 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
±3% @ 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
Power Requirement
Anemometer
5-30VDC (5.5mA @12V)
Heating (optional)
24V AC or DC (3.5A @24V)
Start-up time: <5 seconds
Mechanical
External Construction
Al. Alloy 6082 T6
Finish
Hard Anodise
Size
142mm x 160mm
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
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
See Gill Display