Lufft USA has introduced a new environmental weather sensor that offers exceptional accuracy. The WS3000 is so precise that a regular calibration laboratory isn’t able to measure with the same level of accuracy or certainty.
Lufft’s WS3000 measures air temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, and could serve as the reference for all other environmental sensors. With high-quality aluminum housing design, the new sensor is attractive and WMO compliant. It’s the first product version of a new WS1000 series, which will be followed by WS3100 in 2016 and WS4000 in 2017.
These sensors will be supplemented with the highly precise Kipp & Zonen CMP10 radiation sensor respectively a high-precision radar precipitation sensor.
According to Lufft, the temperature measuring unit consisting of a coiled platinum sensor and a “low-drift electronic” promises a long-term stability of 10mk/a. The electronic of the air-pressure measurement is also extremely stable in the long term with 0,05hPa/20a. The heated humidity sensor responses extraordinary fast and without any saturation effect.
“It supports a 1-point, 2-point and multi-point calibration for each sensor. If desired, a second, redundant pressure sensor can be added,” explained Axel Schmitz-Hübsch, the head of Lufft development. “For the built-in fan, we calculate it with a life cycle of 180.000h, which equals 20 years. Moreover, the anodized aluminum housing of the sensor, with the stainless-steel mounting holders, is very robust and contrasts with the other WS family members by design and accuracy. All single parts are fixed with standard Allen screws and can be deployed easily for installation, maintenance, and calibration purposes.”
The new WS1000-series communicates via RS485 and WIFI interface, which can be deactivated on request. The main advantage of a WiFi interface is the opportunity to view the sensor’s data and to configure it via laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. Alternatively, users can receive the data via the UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, SDI-12, MODBUS, and NMEA protocol.
Lufft will present the new product sensation at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society in New Orleans, LA, US between January 10 and 14, 2016. Before the official product rollout of the WS3000 and WS3100 in the middle of 2016, they will be tested by the several public European weather services.
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