Smis Instrumentation: We are Wind Direction Sensor Suppliers & Manufacturers in Austin Town.
About Wind Speed and Wind Direction Sensors
Wind vanes measure wind direction and are often used with anemometers, which measure wind speed. Campbell Scientific offers a variety of anemometer designs: cup, propeller, ultrasonic, sonic, and lidar. Most of our wind sensors are modified slightly from the manufacturers' stock items so that they may be used with our dataloggers in research, air quality, and general purpose meteorological applications.
An anemometer is a device used for measuring wind speed, and is a common weather station instrument. The term is derived from the Greek word anemos, which means wind, and is used to describe any wind speed measurement instrument used in meteorology.
The Anemometer includes both wind speed and wind direction sensors.
The sensor is made of rugged components stand up to hurricane-force winds, yet are sensitive to a light breeze. Includes sealed stainless-steel bearings for long life. The range and accuracy specifications of this unit have been verified in wind-tunnel tests (information available upon request).
Wind Speed: Wind cups and magnetic switch
Wind Direction: Wind vane and free-spinning potentiometer
Attached Cable Length: 12 m (40')