The international electronic automations group, Carlo Gavazzi Automation,
recently launched a line of dynamic wind sensors that can improve efficiency, enhance accuracy and provide safety in a variety of different applications.
Their DWS Series Anemometers measure wind velocity from 3.3 to 67 MPH (1.5 to 30 meters per second). They are can be used for accurate monitoring with weather stations, and for providing added safety with outdoor hoists/cranes, greenhouses and to inhibit large industrial doors from operating in high winds. The DWS Series feature selectable NPN and PNP transistor outputs, as well as a proportional output.
They also includes Wind Vanes for wind direction sensing, allowing the turbines to be rotated to the proper direction for maximum efficiency.
The DWS Series Anemometer housings are ruggedly designed with an operating temperature range of –4 to +140°F (-20 to +60°C). A special shielded cable is also included, thus making the sensors suitable for use on turbines, which typically generate quite a bit of electrical noise. Models are also offered that have built-in heating elements to prevent icing.
List prices begin at $785 and are available from Carlo Gavazzi’s North American network of sales offices, authorized stocking distributors or www.GavazziOnline.com.
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