- Published: 28 August 2013 28 August 2013
Vaisala has announced the release of its WINDCAP Ultrasonic Wind Sensor WMT700, which now includes an option for full-body heating of the unit, making it suitable for monitoring wind conditions in extremely cold climates with heavy snow and ice conditions.
Vaisala's WMT700 is a professional meteorological instrument that utilizes ultrasonic sound to determine wind speed and direction. The measurement is based on the ultrasonic sound wave traveling time from one transducer to another, which varies with wind speed and there are no moving parts. sensor body, arms, and transducers can all be heated to minimize snow and ice build-up. The sensor contains self-diagnostics to assist in planning and reducing scheduled maintenance costs.