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AMES produces meteorological sensors (digital wind sensors, ombrometers, temperature sensors), instruments (several types of anemometers), microprocessor controlled measuring stations and complex computerized environmental monitoring networks.

AMES also develops and produces radiological measuring probes, instruments and early warning systems. There are currently over a hundred automatic measuring stations operating in Slovenia and abroad, as well as 5 airport meteorological systems and a number of environmental measuring networks.

Handheld Anemometer RVM 96B-1

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  • Lightweight, portable digital anemometer, measuring both wind speed & direction
  • Quality construction: anodized aluminum, ball bearings
  • Type calibrated in wind tunnel
  • Long battery life, auto power-off
  • Built-in electronic compass
  • Illuminated LC wind speed display
  • RS 232 data transmission as an option
  • Suitable for military, coast guard, firemen, construction workers, sports, etc.

Pocket Radiation Detector GMM 78 (Cracker)

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GMM 78 (cracker) is pocket detector for ionizing radiation. It is used for quick indication of radioactivity. As a detector, cylindrical thin-wall Geiger Mueller tube is used. Each pulse caused by a passing photon is heard as crunching coming from the built-in loudspeaker. At the background radiation (aprox. 100 nSv/h), about 10 cracks per minute are heard. To the dose rate of aprox. 10 µSv/h, cracking sound is heard, which, at the dose rates higher than that changes into a buzzing sound which faints at higher dose rates.

Energy source for the instrument is built-in battery that can provide power continuously for 100 hours. For changing the battery, back cover of the instrument must be removed. With almost empty batteries, sound becomes weaker.

Meteorological / Hydrological Station AMS 156

 

AMS 156 is low-cost, compact, lightweight, computerized, low power meteorological station for ground measurements. Electronics of the station is enclosed in a cabinet that can be, together with the power supply unit, easily mounted on a standard mounting rail. IP 65 protected cabinet can be used to mount AMS 156 outside.

Air Temperature Sensor DTE 75A

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  • Non aspirated sensor designed to measure air temperature
  • High accuracy
  • Excellent linearity
  • Radiation protected
  • Precipitation protected
  • Weatherproof connector

Handheld Anemometer – Meteorological Station RVM 96C

 

  • Measures wind speed and direction, temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity and horizontal orientation
  • Built-in electronic compass; accurate wind direction data without need for instrument orientation
  • Illuminated LC display, capable of presenting current and historic data in numeric and graphic way
  • Built-in calculations of mean values and extremes
  • Serial data transmission to the external computer
  • Scalar or vector wind processing
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery

Handheld Anemometer RVM 160

 

  • Smaller version of RVM 96B Handheld Anemometer, measuring only wind speed
  • Quality construction: anodized aluminum, ball bearings
  • Type calibrated in wind tunnel
  • Long battery life, auto power-off
  • Illuminated LC wind speed display
  • RS 232 data transmission as an option
  • Suitable for military, coast guard, firemen, construction workers, sports, etc.

Universal Anemometer UAM 118A

 

Universal anemometer UAM 118A is an autonomous computerized instrument for measuring, processing, storing and presenting the wind data. Small standard dimensions enable easy incorporation of UAM 118A in instrumentation panels. Anemometer can be used also as a lightweight, battery powered portable instrument.

UAM 118A can accept either digital wind sensors with the frequency output for wind speed and up to 8-bit Gray code output for the wind direction, or analogue sensors with voltage or current outputs. All standard AMES optoelectronic wind sensors are suitable (KVT 60A, VMT 107, DHV 39, DSV 39A). Sensors may be connected as follows:

  • From distances up to 100 m directly by a shielded signal cable
  • From distances up to 30 km using a local modem module MMP 121 (300 Bd, CCITT V21 or Bell 103) and 2-wire unshielded telephone line

Anemometer – Wind indicator SWI 144

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SWI 144 is a simplified, small version of the UAM 118A universal anemometer. It is used to measure and indicate wind data. Small standard dimensions make possible to easy incorporate the instrument into standard instrumentation panels. SWI 144 can also be used as a small, portable wind instrument.

As sensors, any of digital AMES wind sensors is suitable: KVT60A, VMT107, or DHV39+DSV39A sensor pair. Sensors may be connected to SWI 144 in parallel by 10-wire shielded cable (up to 2 km) or in serial way over 2-wire cable. Measured values are indicated on a high-intensity LED display. Wind speed is presented in a numeric form, and wind direction on a circular scale with the resolution of 10 . Measuring units, interval and mode of averaging, alarm value, and type of displayed values may be set by four front-panel keys and by using a simple, microcontroller driven menu.

 

Multifunctional Gamma Radiation Monitor MFM 203

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  • Portable-size instrument for continuous monitoring of gamma radiation in the environment
  • Quick and simple assembly and initiation
  • User friendly menu-based operation
  • Automatic operation and easy management with instructions shown on the LCD
  • Self-controlled operation with diagnostic and warning printouts
  • Possibility to directly connect sensor for rain intensity and quantity (tipping-bucket or weighting ombrometer)
  • Fully compatible with AMES types MFM 202 / MFM 202A

Portable Radon Monitor PRM 145

 

PRM 145 is a computerized instrument for monitoring the total alpha activity of radon 222Rn and its short-life products 218Po and 214Po. As soon as alpha particle, generated by the radioactive decay of radon or one of it’s products, hits the ZnS layer on the wall of the scintillation cell, a photon of visible light with the wavelength of approx. 600nm is emitted. Integrated photomultiplyer tube transforms light pulses into electric signals, which are further counted by the instrument (in fixed time or to the fixed count). PRM 145 calculates the concentration of radon in the sample (together with the uncertainty of the measurement), displays the results, and stores them in the data buffer.

PRM 145 has built-in library with all parameters of scintillation cells. It is possible to transfer data between different PRM 145 instruments, or between PRM 145 and external computer. Built-in printer port enables direct printout of data to the connected printer. PRM 145 is equipped with the real-time clock, so all measurements are labelled with a time-stamp.

 

Pocket Gamma Radiation Meter MRS 110B-1

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  • Radiation monitor MRS 110A is microprocessor-controlled instrument, designed for quick detection and primary measurements of X, β and γ radiation
  • True portable instrument
  • Battery powered
  • Intelligent algorithm
  • Integrated beeper
  • Adjustable alarm
  • Counts/minute or SV/h
  • Lightweight: 0.25 kg
  • 100 hours of continuous operation on standard 9 V battery

Alarm Anemometer MHV 117A

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  • MHV 117A measures wind, generating alarms at the excess wind speed. It is intended to be used on cranes, cable cars, bridges, roads, etc., where strong winds can be potentially hazardous
  • IP 65 protected metal case
  • Measures wind speed in m/s, km/h or knots
  • Two digitally adjustable alarms
  • Temporary or steady alarms
  • Potential free relay outputs for each alarm
  • Acoustic alarm indication

Portable Meteorological Station AMS 159P

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  • AMS 159P is small, lightweight, computerized, low power portable meteorological station for ground measurements in special conditions (terrain, mobile unit, stationary unit with limited number of sensors, pollution measurements)
  • Measures parameters important for ballistics, chemical protection, radiological protection, and aviation meteorology
  • Can be assembled quickly and is fully operational immediately after the assembling
  • Can be easily transported
  • No need to orient the mast, due to the integrated electronic compass

Digital Wind Speed Sensor DHV 39

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  • Optoelectronic sensor for wind speed
  • Quality construction: anodized aluminum, ball and Teflon bearings
  • Type calibrated in wind tunnel
  • Optoelectronic transducer, digital pulse output
  • Low starting speed
  • No individual calibration required

Digital Wind Speed Sensor DHV 116

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  • Optoelectronic sensor for wind speed
  • Quality construction: anodized aluminum, ball and Teflon bearings
  • Type calibrated in wind tunnel
  • Optoelectronic transducer, digital pulse output
  • Low starting speed
  • 3-cup Robinson’s cross as a sensing element

Digital Wind Direction Sensor DSV 39A

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DSV39A is a rotational, digital, optoelectronic sensor to measure wind direction.

To measure the wind direction it has a square plate and a counterweight mounted on a central shaft. Internal construction features a coded disc which in conjunction with the optoelectronic elements gives coded data about wind direction. Electronic components are protected from power surges with resistors and zener diodes. To measure the angle a 6-channel Gray coding system is used, wich prevents false data being sent when the individual channels switch between 1 and 0.

This system guarantees accuracy to within 5,6 degrees. All parts of the device are made either from the stainless steel or naturally anodized aluminum.

 

Wind Speed and Direction Sensor VMT 107A

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  • Combined sensor for both wind speed & direction
  • Quality construction: anodized aluminum, ball bearings
  • Type calibrated in wind tunnel
  • Optoelectronic transducers, digital output
  • Small dimensions

Wind Speed and Direction Sensor KVT 60A

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Wind transmitter KVT60A is a combined rotation sensor for wind speed and wind direction. It is made of naturally anodized aluminium and stainless steel. It is used at the environmental and meteorological measuring systems, made by AMES.

For the wind direction part of the sensor, a square rudder is mounted outside, and inside on the axis, a coding disc is fixed. In combination with the optoelectronic elements, this gives coded wind direction data. The six channel Gray’s angle coding system is used in the directional part of the transmitter.

 

Air Temperature Sensor DTE 75A/5

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  • Non aspirated air temperature sensor with special sensor support
  • Designed to measure air temperature on 5 cm above the ground
  • High accuracy
  • Excellent linearity
  • Radiation protected
  • Precipitation protected
  • Weatherproof connector

Motor Aspirated Air Temperature Sensor DTA 32

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  • Designed to measure ambient air temperature with high accuracy
  • Dual concentric radiation shield
  • Low sensitivity to the solar radiation
  • Motor aspirated
  • Low voltage motor excitation
  • Digital status of aspiration

 

Precipitation Detector DVL 142G

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Precipitation detector DVL 142G is modified version of leaf wetness sensor DVL 142. It is used to detect precipitation. Heating element in this sensor prevents permanent dewiness or wetness.

DVL 142G is composed of detection part, heater and electronics. Detection part is double gold.plated comb on isolated base. Humidity between combs teeth causes difference in conductivity, which is detected by electronics. Heating foil mounted under the combs is regulated by timer and takes care that dew evaporates.

Leaf Wetness Sensor DVL 142

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Leaf wetness sensor DVL 142 is used to detect humidity on the leaf surface.

DVL 142 consists of detector and electronics. Detector is in form of double gold-plated comb on the isolated surface. Humidity between the teeth of the comb causes change in the conductivity, which is in turn detected by the electronic circuit. Sensitivity can be adjusted in steps.

Output from sensor is logic voltage signal WET / DRY.

 

Radiation Shield for Relative Humidity Sensors

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  • For RH, air temperature or combined sensors
  • Naturally aspirated
  • UV resistant
  • All-weather tested
  • Adaptable to different sensor sizes
  • Protects sensor from solar radiation and precipitation

Air Temperature and Humidity Sensor DTV 124

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DTV 124 is non-aspirated sensor designed to measure air temperature and relative humidity. As a sensing element for temperature, thermolinear thermistor, encapsulated in a stainless steel is used. For RH measurements, there is compensated solid-state capacitive sensor. Both sensing elements are protected from the solar radiation and precipitation by a shield, made of UV resistant plastics.

On the bottom side of the sensor there are mounting element and six pin waterproof connector to connect the sensor with the measuring system. Sensor has to be mounted upright and should be over voltage protected. To provide connection between the sensor and the measuring system a six wire shielded cable should be used (Max. length can be up to several hundreds meters, depending on the wire resistance).

 

TCM-13 Measurement Station for Honey-Collection Control

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TCM-13 is a measurement station for honey-collection control. In general, this is electronics scales with temperature and relative humidity sensors and GSM modem for data transfer. It is designated for integration in honey-collection control system of Slovenian BeeKeepers Association, as also for independent bee-keepers, who want regular data about weight, temperature and relative humidity in their dislocated beehives.

In stainless casing there is mounted a quality weighting cell which can be permanently loaded and with AMES measurement electronics guarantees extreme precision, practically without deviation because of temperature differences and other factors. Communication module consists of AMES temperature and relative humidity sensor, GSM modem, which is responsible for data transfer and two batteries, which assure approximately 3 years of autonomy.

 

Smart Air Temperature, Relative Humidity and Pressure Sensor TPR 159

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TPR 159 is non-aspirated sensor designed to measure air temperature, relative humidity and pressure.

As a sensing element for temperature, Pt100 element is used. For RH measurements, there is compensated solid-state capacitive sensor. For pressure measurements, there is piezoresistive pressure transducer used. All sensing elements are protected from the solar radiation and precipitation by a shield, made of UV resistant plastics.

On the bottom side of the sensor there are mounting element and six pin waterproof connector to connect the sensor with the measuring system. Sensor has to be mounted upright and should be overvoltage protected. To provide connection between the sensor and the measuring system a four wire shielded cable should be used (Max. length can be up to several hundreds meters, depending on the wire resistance and the communication protocol).