The wind speed sensor constantly monitors average wind speeds over the range of 5 to 125 mph and can be configured to provide readings in a number of standard units including mph, fps, km/h and m/sec. It also measures gusts at user defined periods of 1, 3, 5 or 10 sec.
The BW-WSS uses a low power mode between transmissions to maximise battery life (in excess of 12 months) in the field whilst offering class leading wireless coverage of up to 800 m (2,600 ft).
When used in conjunction with Mantracourt’s BroadWeigh shackles and load monitoring software (BW-LOG100), the combined system can provide directly correlated data of guy-wire and storm-brace tensions in relation to wind speed conditions. This means that wind speed ratings and rigging components within a tent or staging structure can be closely monitored and action can be taken prior to failures occurring. This is especially useful in conjunction with LED video wall rigging, PA towers, roof canopies, marquee tents and other temporary de-mountable structures.
The anemometer is housed in an IP67 case & supplied with robust fixing bracket, featuring a high quality 3-cup rotor pressed on a stainless steel shaft with rugged Delrin body with bronze Rulon bushings.
This operates alongside the whole range of BroadWeigh devices such as base stations, handheld displays, analogue output, relay modules, GPRS data loggers and more, and is designed and built on Mantracourt’s BroadWeigh 2.4 GHz wireless technology.
- Low power mode provides exceptional battery life in excess of 12 months
- Constantly monitors average wind speed
- Measures gusts at user defined periods
- Quick and simple installation
- Range of 800 m (2600 ft)
- Range of measurement 5 to 125 mph
- Powered by 2 x D Cell batteries or external power
- Units: mph, fps, km/h and m/sec
- One year warranty
- IP67 rated
- Rugged enclosure 164 x 84 x 57 mm (excluding glands)
An outdoor events company were using a stage which had been designed with a canvas canopy mounted above the top of the stage.
It was critical for the events manager to be able to monitor the stability of the canopy throughout the event, as the high wind forecast could exert a force on the canopy which could prove dangerous.
A BW-WSS wind speed sensor unit was attached to the top of the stage and powered using internal batteries. The unit was used to monitor the wind speed throughout the event on a wireless telemetry Broadweigh handheld. Giving the events manager portable visibility of wind speeds at a glance.