Gill Instruments Ltd. – a provider of ultrasonic anemometers, wind sensors and compact weather stations – has launched WindSonic M, a compact ultrasonic wind sensor with aluminum housing and an optional heating system.
The sensor incorporates many existing features of the WindSonic and WindObserver II wind sensors, which are used worldwide to measure wind speed and direction. WindSonic M shares the same aerodynamic profile as the original WindSonic, with further improvements to the internal systems to enhance performance, the company explains.
The aluminum alloy housing is hard-anodized to ensure suitability in harsh marine environments, and an optional heating system allows operation down to -40 degrees C, according to Gill Instruments.
The WindSonic M has been designed to comply with all the applicable sections of BS EN 60945 standard for "exposed equipment," including corrosion (salt mist), vibration, radiated and conducted emissions and water ingress, the company adds. In addition, the unit has been designed to withstand hail or falling ice to UL 2218 Class 1.