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WindSonic™

WindSonic ultrasonic anemometers from Gill Instruments

The WindSonic™ is a low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic anemometer, providing wind-speed (0-60 m/s) and direction data in a robust housing. This anemometer has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

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Product Features

  • Wind-speed & direction sensor
  • 0-60 m/s (116 knots) wind speed
  • 0-359° wind direction
  • NMEA output
  • Low power consumption
  • Fast startup
  • Solid state – maintenance free
  • Corrosion free
  • Analog outputs (optional)

WindSonic™ 75

WindSonic ultrasonic anemometers from Gill Instruments

The WindSonic 75 is a compact, low-cost 2-axis ultrasonic anemometer, providing high wind-speed (0-75 m/s) and direction data in a robust housing. The WindSonic 75 has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation and no recalibration for a wide range of applications.

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Product Features

  • Wind-speed & direction sensor
  • 0-75 m/s (146 knots) wind speed
  • 0-359° wind direction
  • NMEA output
  • Low power consumption
  • Fast startup
  • Solid state – maintenance free
  • Corrosion free
  • Analog outputs (optional)

WindSonic™ SDI-12

WindSonic ultrasonic anemometers from Gill Instruments

The WindSonic SDI-12 provides wind speed and direction data via an SDI-12 output. Features include lower power consumption <2mA in standby and a vector or scalar rolling average feature providing 1 min average and 1 min max speed with associated direction. With a robust, corrosion-free polycarbonate housing, this small, lightweight wind sensor is particularly suited to meteorological and hydrological based installations. Ths low-cost anemometer has no moving parts, offering maintenance-free operation in a wide range of applications.

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Product Features

  • Wind-speed & direction sensor
  • 0-60 m/s (116 knots) wind speed
  • 0-359° wind direction (no dead band)
  • SDI-12 V1.3 compatible
  • Low power consumption
  • Solid state – maintenance free
  • Corrosion free
  • Rolling average facility
  • Multiple sensors (up to 10)
  • IP66-rated stainless steel construction

WindSonic™ M

WindSonic M from Gill Instruments

The WindSonic™ M has a hard-anodized aluminum-alloy construction and optional heating system that extends the operational temperature range. This rugged product is particularly suited to extreme environments.

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Product Features

  • Compact wind-speed & direction sensor
  • Hard-anodized aluminum-alloy construction
  • -40° operation (with optional heating)
  • IP66 rated
  • Vibration BS EN 60945:2002
  • Impact resistance to UL2218 Class 1
  • Solid state – maintenance free
  • NMEA output
  • Analog output (optional)

WindObserver™ II

WindObserver 65 from Gill Instruments

The WindObserver™ II is a precision industrial anemometer that offers wind-speed (0-65 m/s) and direction data in a robust stainless-steel construction. The WindObserver™ II has an optional de-icing system and carries Lloyd’s Register Type Approval.

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Product Features

  • 0-65 m/s wind speed
  • 0-359º wind direction
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Lloyds Register Type approved
  • Averaging/gusts to WMO guidelines
  • De-icing system (optional)
  • Analog output (optional)

WindObserver™ 65

WindObserver 65 from Gill Instruments

The WindObserver™ 65 is a precision industrial anemometer that offers wind-speed (0-65 m/s) and direction data in a robust stainless-steel construction. The WindObserver 65 has an optional heating system and is available with a range of mounting and connection options.

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Product Features

  • 0-65 m/s wind speed
  • 0-359º wind direction
  • IP66-rated stainless-steel construction
  • Averaging/gusts to WMO guidelines
  • De-icing system (optional)
  • Base mounts/cable exit (optional)

WindObserver™ 70

WindObserver 70/75 from Gill Instruments

The WindObserver 70 monitors wind speeds up to 70 m/s (157mph), offers an optional high-power anti-icing heating system and is available with a range of mounting and connection options.

The WindObserver 70 has been accepted for service by the FAA and CAA for reporting of surface wind in airport applications.

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Product Features

  • Accepted by FAA and CAA for airport applications
  • Heating power 7A @24VAC or DC (1W/cm2)
  • 0-70 m/s wind-speed range
  • 0-359º wind-direction range (no dead band)
  • Calibration traceable to national standards
  • IP66-rated stainless-steel construction
  • Averaging/gusts to WMO guidelines
  • Base mounts/cable exit (optional)

WindObserver™ 75

WindObserver 70/75 from Gill Instruments

The WindObserver 75 monitors high wind speeds up to 75 m/s (168 mph) and offers an optional onboard anti-icing heating system to allow use in arctic or antarctic conditions. The WindObserver 75 is available with a range of different mounting and connection options for simple installation.

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Product Features

  • Heating Power 7A @ 24VAC or DC (1W/cm²)
  • 0-75m/s wind speed
  • 0-359º wind-direction range (no dead band)
  • Wind-speed accuracy for turbine control ±1% within ±25º of datum
  • Calibration traceable to NAMAS standards
  • IP66-rated stainless-steel housing
  • Connector or cable exit options
  • Customer base mounts (optional)

WindObserverTM 90

WindObserver 70/75 from Gill Instruments

The WindObserver 90 monitors extreme high wind speeds up to 90 m/s (201 mph).  The WindObserver 90 has an optional heating system and is available with a range of different mounting and connection options for simple installation.

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Product Features

  • Heating power 7A @ 24VAC or DC (1 W/cm²)
  • 0-90 m/s wind-speed range
  • Calibrated in Merlin Wind Tunnel
  • Calibration traceable to national standards
  • IP66-rated stainless-steel housing
  • Connector or cable exit options
  • Averaging/gusts to WMO guidelines
  • Customer base mounts (optional)

WindObserver IS™

Intrinsically Safe WindObserver from Gill Instruments

The WindObserver™ IS is IECEx and ATEX approved for use in hazardous areas. This intrinsically-safe industrial anemometer monitors wind speeds of 0-75 m/s and is particularly suited to offshore oil platform applications.

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Product Features

  • ATEX and IECEx certification
  • Low-voltage or mains-voltage power supplies
  • Wind-speed range 0-75 m/s
  • 0-359o wind-direction range (no dead band)
  • NMEA output
  • Isolated power supply
  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Reduced offshore maintenance costs
  • Factory calibrated for life