WindSonic Anemometer

windsonic anemometer

At last, a real low cost alternative to conventional cup/vane/propeller anemometers – WindSonic from Belfort Instrument. Providing accurate results in weather conditions where traditional mechanical sensors fail, WindSonic exhibits a number of further, very distinct advantages.
  • Consistent performance throughout life (no accuracy degradation due to wear of moving parts)
  • Corrosion free, uv resistant material
  • Low start speed (0.01 m/s, 0.09 knots)
  • Maintenance free
  • No calibration required
  • Robust construction
  • Software configurable
  • Status code output
  • True 0°-360° operation (no dead band on direction output)
  • Wind speed and direction from a single unit

WindSonic is based on existing, highly successful, proven ultrasonic technology. Ideal for applications that demand economic wind sensing. WindSonic is suitable for land-based and marine environments.

A lightweight unit, WindSonic is of a robust, high strength construction, designed to withstand installation and use with no fear of the damage commonly experienced with the more fragile cups, vanes or propellers. Without the need for expensive on-site calibration or maintenance and with a corrosion free exterior. WindSonic is a true fit and forget unit.

The flexible design enables you to easily configure WindSonic to deliver the information you require. By using the software provided it is possible to select the output rate and chose the units of measurement that suit your application. Ensuring accuracy and reliability, WindSonic automatically transmits an anemometer status code to indicate its operating status. Available in three options, providing a number of different digital and analogue outputs, WindSonic is supplied with NMEA and RS232 digital output as standard.

Maintenance free, quick and easy to install, WindSonic is designed to be mounted using a standard pole fitting and comes complete with all screw fittings, a mating marine grade connector and comprehensive user manual.

WindSonic Applications

  • Agriculture
  • Roadside Weather Stations
  • HVAC
  • Tunnels
  • Pollution Control
  • Utilities
  • Portable Weather Stations
  • Yachting
Product Specifications
Measurement Output: 1, 2 or 4 outputs per second
Parameters: Wind Speed and Direction or UV
Units: m/s, Knots, MPH, KPH ft/min
Wind Speed Range: 0 – 60 m/s
Accuracy: +/- 4%
Resolution: 0.01 m/s
Wind Direction Range: 0 – 360° – no dead band
Accuracy: ± 3°
Resolution: 1°
Anemometer Status Message supplied as part of standard output
Power Requirement Anemometer: 9-30 V DC @ 40 mA typical
Outputs Option 1: RS232
Option 2: RS232 + RS422 + RS485
Option 3: RS232 + RS422 + RS485 + 0-5V or 4-20 ma
Option 4: SDI
Environmental Moisture protection: IP65
Operating Temperature: -35 °C to +70°C
Storage Temperature: -40° to 90°C
Operating Humidity R: <5% to 100%
EMC BS EN 50081-1: 1992 (Emissions Class B), BS EN 50082-2: 1997 (Immunity)
MTBF 10 years
Material External Construction: Luran S KR 2861/1CASA/PC
Dimensions Size: 142 x 160 mm, Weight: 0.5 kg
Standards Manufactured with ISO9001 quality system
Optional Factory Calibration Traceable to national standards
Mounting Pipe mounting 44.45 mm (1.75 ins) diameter